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“We’re complete,” says mom Melanie Nelson of her four-member family. Melanie and her husband, Perry, adopted Breanna through the Minnesota Waiting Child Program. Breanna, who joined the family in summer 2011, is now an older sister to 5-year-old Drew. Monte Draper | Bemidji Pioneer

Breanna finds a home; Minnesota Waiting Child Program creates ‘forever family’

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BAGLEY –Breanna Nelson is a typical 14-year-old girl who has to follow the family rules, like not being able to have a cell phone unless she participates in a sport. She has a bright-pink bedroom, its walls covered in posters and artwork, and, on occasion, she gets annoyed by her 5-year-old brother, Drew.


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