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."