Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Adopt Love

     November is one of my favorite months of the year.  It's definitely fall -- and by the end, I've had my fair share of pumpkin flavored breads, lattes and my mom's amazing cranberry sauce.  November truly launches the holiday season, a time of keeping each other warm by a fire and being with family... and if you didn't know, November is also National Adoption Month.
     I have been so blessed as a photographer over the years, to have the opportunity to volunteer with Northwest Adoption Exchange, so that children waiting for their adoptive families in our area can have professional photos taken for their public profiles.  It was so much fun meeting two amazing children this November, during their photography session and Portland Wednesday's Child filming put on by KOIN 6 news.
     The first child I was blessed to meet was 10-year old Amani.  She was excited to be wearing a beautiful new dress for her photos, and was happy to twirl and curtsy for precious pose.  Her smile is contagious and she is eager to find her forever family.  She loves art, Legos and dancing.  Amani has built her confidence tremendously, and is looking forward to finding a supportive family so she can continue to grow.  If you have considered adoption and would like to learn more about Amani, click here.
     Next I had a great time with 12-year old Dakota, he had a wonderful sense of humor and was quick to smile.  He was definitely all-boy!  Curious, loves building - be it Legos or Minecraft, and loves a good joke.  He enjoys to read and would benefit from a family that could enrich his life through love and learning.  If you are interested in learning more about Dakota, click here to view his public profile.
     So as November comes to an end, and we recognize National Adoption Month, if you have been longing for a child in your home or are looking to grow your family... he or she may be much closer than you think.  There are amazing children looking for homes right here in Oregon, Washington and the Northwest, and the process is not as difficult as many may think.  So consider opening your heart and home by blessing yourself and a child as well, and consider adoption in your family. 


  1. What a good cause to be a part of. It is always a blessing when we can use our talents to help others.

  2. Wow, what a great gift you have, for the opportunity to be able to photograph these children! That's a blessing indeed.

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