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Tara Bladow, right, carried baby Gavin for her sister, Kari Thorp, who had a hysterectomy while in high school. Laurel Sexton Photography

Woman answers sister's prayers by carrying her child through surrogacy

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ANDOVER, Minn. - On a quiet family camping trip along Minnesota's Rum River, surrogacy might seem like odd topic to come up.

Five years later, sisters Kari Thorp of Andover and Tara Bladow of Battle Lake, Minn., can't seem to remember who even brought the idea up. But without a second thought, two sisters pressed forward through a miraculous journey some might call the most beautiful gift a sister could give.


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