Hoeven Honors Marian Kadrie of Fargo as Angel in Adoption

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that Marian Kadrie of Fargo has been selected for the Angel in Adoption award in recognition of her outstanding commitment to helping children.

“Marian has throughout her life shown an outstanding commitment to improve the lives of others,” Hoeven said. “She worked for many years with students in Fargo and Moorhead, and at the same time, she and her husband opened up their home to children in need. In total, Marian has fostered more than 300 children over the past 30 years. She is truly deserving of this honor, and I was glad to have had the opportunity to nominate her.”

Marian was born and raised on a small farm in central North Dakota and graduated from Bismarck High School. She married her husband Orviell with whom she has four children, nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. Marian worked for more than 40 years at schools in Fargo and Moorhead.

Marian and Orviell began doing foster care with Lutheran Social Services in 1984. After he passed in 2006, she continued as a foster parent with Cass County Social Services. Over this time of more than 30 years, Marian has fostered over 300 children and currently has two girls living with her. 

The Angels in Adoption program, which is organized by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), provides members of Congress with the opportunity to honor their constituents for their contributions to child welfare and adoption. Hoeven has previously recognized Kevin and Paula Burckhard of Minot, District Judge Joel D. Medd of Grand Forks, Roberta Soper of Devils Lake, Sharon Maier of Fargo, Rod and Tracey Belzer of Ward County and Michelle Tweten Schmidt of Minot.