After ten years of struggling with infertility issues, my wife and I decided to start a family through adoption. We looked into adoption through foster care as well as both local and international adoption. Each comes with a great cost, both financially and emotionally.
As we began taking the required adoption parenting classes we also began fundraising. It was through this fundraising process that we met others who had been adopted or were planning to adopt. One by one people kept coming out of the shadows to tell us their stories and help us with our journey. Later that year, after we adopted our son, I asked all those that help us with this process to be photographed and tell us their stories through this photographic artwork.
This story shares the beauty of bringing together families, finding lost children, and giving hope to parents. It has been an inspiration to meet these people and see how they have changed each-others’ lives in such miraculous ways.
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