to feel the touch of a lost loved one?
those of you who know me personally know that i work in the area of special needs adoption, and it is something that is close to my heart. so, when i had the chance to take photos of waiting children, i jumped at the opportunity. their photos are used to help families connect with them, learn about them, and make a huge decision on whether they are able to meet their needs.
sometimes we dont need to use the photos, those kids are the lucky ones. other times we need to make sure the photos are on display for the whole world to see, because those kids wish, too. but, what they wish for is a fundamental belonging - a mom, a dad, a brother or sister. or just someone who will love them for who they are & what they have to offer to the world.
i sent her completed shoot in, and you can click here to see which one was chosen to represent her...i think it matches her personality perfectly :)
so, in honor of sweet J, who I had the privilege of photographing, wont you help spread the word? check out http://www.adoptpakids.org/ and click on the heart gallery link to learn more.