As a Christian I have learned the importance of adoption. We are called to “do good; seek justice, correct oppression; bring justice to the fatherless, plead the widow’s cause.” C & S have taken this verse and lived it out to care for this sweet little boy. Adoption is a heart breaking process. There was an instance where they thought they had an oppourtunity to adopt a child last year and after telling family and friends of their excitement, things did not go as expected. God knew that was going to happen. The same month that their hearts were broken over a child they had planned to adopt, another little boy was being fearfully and wonderfully shaped in another part of the world.
I’ve photographed a lot of newborns lately, but this little boy is a pretty close to my heart. Getting an email a few months ago from a C, asking me to keep this shoot a secret was one of the hardest things for me. Knowing that last year their hearts had been broken, I prayed daily that their home would soon become a family of three. Miracles happen. Their miracle happened to have the sweetest disposition and bright red hair.