Meet Hazel – This Week's Pet Guest!Hazel stopped by WCCO Studios Friday for her live television debut! The Chihuahua-mix was found abandoned with her brother in a foreclosed home. Cathy Johnson from Northwoods Humane Society says animal control found them both and brought them to the shelter last week.
Pet Guest Of The Week: Mrs. BeasleyEvery Friday on WCCO 4 News at Noon, we feature a pet in need of a permanent home. This week, the Northwoods Humane Society brought in 7-year-old Mrs. Beasley. She is a Chihuahua mix dog that was found as a stray up north before being brought to NHS.
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Minn. Couple Challenges Native American Adoption LawNative American parents John and Jane Doe -- as their lawyer calls them -- want a better life for their child. Attorney Mark Fiddler says the child is already living with the soon-to-be adoptive white parents, but the adoption is no guarantee.
Pet Guest Of The Week: DellaWe like to end each week meeting a pet in need of a great home. This week, Carrie Libera from the Animal Humane Society stopped by WCCO studios with Delta, a 1-year-old terrier mix.
MN Couple's 'Dear Future Baby' Has ArrivedAfter creating a viral hit based off of Meghan Trainor's "Dear Future Husband," it may be time for one Minneapolis couple to write another. Joey Famoso and Joe Morales' "Dear Future Baby" now has a name – Jackson Rudy.
4 Your Pets: Rocky & Waffles - Where Are They Now?For the next few weeks, 4 Your Pets will be highlighting Ruff Start Rescue, a unique, non-profit animal rescue in central Minnesota.
Dear Future Family: MN Couple Opens Up About Adoption JourneyFor many American families, adoption is an abstract concept. These are the families who can take it for granted that they can conceive when they are ready and start their families how, and when, they wish.
Minnesota Father Meets Birth Family For The First TimeA Minnesota father is feeling complete this holiday season after meeting the family he never knew. Born into extreme poverty in Romania, Alex Magaard's mother put him up for adoption.
Large Adoption Celebration Held In St. PaulA family reunion with hundreds of people wrapped up in St. Paul Sunday. Few  were related by blood, but the bonds celebrated go beyond genetics. Andy and Amy Manes of Woodbury, Minn. have 15 kids, ages 4-25. After having four biological children, they turned to Lutheran Social Services to adopt a little girl. But something made it quite difficult.
1 Year Later, Both Parents In Same-Sex Couples Have Legal RightsIt's been over a year since same sex couples have been allowed to legally wed in Minnesota. And in the months since gay marriage has been legal, for some couples, like Tara and Amy, the process of starting a family has changed, as well.
Haitian Orphans Join MN Family After Almost 2-Year DelayThis Fourth of July will be a holiday of firsts for one Twin Cities family. Barry and Megan Quiggle of St. Paul will celebrate the holiday with their three new sons from Haiti.