This post has been a long time coming. The moment I got the text “we are getting a son in the next few hours” all the way through that first week of rounding up clothes and supplies, my heart was filled with great joy. My sweet friend had been training and doing all the things to be certified for foster to adopt. We knew it would happen when we least expected it. So when this chubby faced, dark eyed little man came I immediately invited myself over to do family photos. I knew the first weekend would be the smallest he would be with them before he grew and flourished in his new home. Baby J, as we called him, was just the cutest and snuggliest little guy.
I was so excited to get to know this little guy. His personality is so sweet and he just fit right into their crew. As soon as we got the date set for adoption, I told Kate that I would keep it open to take pictures. At first, she wasn’t sure she wanted to have a crowd or need photos taken. But, I still kept the date open and had childcare lined up. So when she inevitably changed her mind I was so excited to be able to share and capture this moment for their family. What an amazing village the Hicks had created. We filled up half the courtroom. Here are the photos from that day!