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Viral Adoption Announcement

The Adoption Birth Announcement That Went Viral

When photographer Kelli Higgins took newborn style photos of her 13-year-old adopted son Latrell she didn't anticipate that the humorous photo shoot would have such a huge impact: she and her family were just having a little fun. Latrell, who was adopted at the age of 10, had asked for photos of himself like the ones Higgins creates for her clients' newborn announcements.

Higgins posted Latrell's "newborn" announcement on Facebook with a playful comment: "Here's my sweet, not so little newborn! His name is Latrell, and [he] weighs 112 pounds," and it quickly became a viral hit. After Higgins began receiving messages from other parents about their interest in adopting older kids, the mom of eight (six are biological, two adopted), told The Huffington Post, "[Latrell's announcement] allowed people to see that these older children really are big babies who crave the love of parents and the security of a forever home."

Read the whole story (The Huffington Post) >>

Source: Thinkstock, Kelli Higgins Photography

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CynthiaCollins89087 CynthiaCollins89087 3 years
This is awesome! Congratulations on the new "little one"!
Katie5994862 Katie5994862 3 years
Thus us precious! I was adopted at birth and I am so happy her announcement has raised awareness of adoption of older children. My daughter has already expressed interest in adoption when she is ready to start a family. She
CynthiaMiller10026 CynthiaMiller10026 3 years
SavdByGrace3 days 17 h Sort of sweet and if this was meaningful to the young man, great. I would, however, question the lace at the bottom of his leggings. Not sure why that was appropriate. He's blessed to have a loving mom, that's for sure. ^^^^^i can't believe you had to say something negative about this beautiful story... I guess it is good you are saved by grace
Kristin3817233 Kristin3817233 3 years
I love this! You never really see any encouragement of adopting older children, just the wee ones. I'm adopted, at the age of two, there was an invisible line I was creeping up on apparently I was lucky, my brother, not so much, he was older and special needs, adopted and given back. I love the idea of encouraging these types of adoption. :)
SavdByGrace SavdByGrace 3 years
Sort of sweet and if this was meaningful to the young man, great. I would, however, question the lace at the bottom of his leggings. Not sure why that was appropriate. He's blessed to have a loving mom, that's for sure.
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