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The Hawksford brothers share a love of fishing and everything outdoors. Pictured are, from left, Kolya, Max and C.J. All three will graduate from Hudson High School this spring. Not pictured is brother Dima. Submitted photo

Hawksfords prove adoption can work at any age

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When Mary and Tom Hawksford first welcomed their sons Kolya and Dima into their Troy home back in 2004, they thought it would just be for a visit before the boys, Russian orphans, found another permanent home in the area.


But as things turned out, the Hawksford family was that permanent home and everyone, including the family's other four children, seem very content with that decision.

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Meg Heaton
Meg Heaton has been a reporter with the Hudson Star Observer since 1990. She has a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and Native American Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
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