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Red Wing resident Lise Sievers is in the process of bringing Francis (left) and Sara (far right) to the United States so that they can receive treatment for their disabilities. Daniel (center) is also living with the children in Uganda in a day care Sievers founded.

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Lise Sievers said she never meant to adopt children from outside the United States.

"I always felt there are so many children here that needed homes," she said, adding that all 12 of her adopted children have come from the United States.


But when a friend from Uganda told her about two disabled children living in a remote village there who desperately needed medical care, Sievers found she couldn't say no.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.