Its one thing when you adopt a baby… a precious little baby (that even though their parents past decisions may have influenced their growth) They are untouched by the crazy world of influence! They are unaware of social expectations and loved by everyone. Even the smallest amount of time, spent in the wrong environment, can scar a child for ever. When you adopt a child or a small toddler, they are more likely to have been affected by the cruel world.
let me tell you about T and M…. two of the sweetest people you will ever meet. Two of the most caring and loving hearts you will ever find….
Why do I shower them with such adoration you ask??
The answer is simple….. they have adopted not one, two or three but FOUR children….. four beautiful little children have been given an opportunity to live a new life.
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending/shooting the latest addition, “E” s adoption ceremony, held at the courthouse downtown……
Being a mommy myself…. my emotions were hard to contain. I knew I was there for a job, but how could you not be overwhelmed. As I sat there, and listened to the judge explain, how this was an easy decision for them because of their proven dedication to these children (not newborns), and how they were such commendable people for their unconditional love.
I wanted to just burst out in tears, as they announced that he was now a part of their family. But somehow, I managed to pull it together and get some great captures. Here are my favorites.
I may not have cried, but I couldn’t help but applaud, and the rest of the court room joined in. It was a powerful and inspiring moment. Loving a child, is the most rewarding gift I’ve ever experienced.