This week I got to photograph 2 adoption days! This one is extra special because Gisselle is our daughter, Maddie's, sister. She's an adorable, spunky, 3 year old now, but Holly and Saul have had her as a part of their family since she was only 3 months old as a foster child. Holly use to do my hair at her house, and I remember the first time I met that sweet little baby right when she was about 4 months old. Back then, I never would have guessed the journey both of our families has gone on that came together with these sweet girls. Gisselle was their first foster child, and at that point foster or adoption for my husband David and I was not even on the horizon. 3 years later we got to be there as the judge had everyone raise their right hands and promise to love and care for Gisselle as a part of their forever family. There is nothing sweeter.
Tuesday September 23rd was adoption day for Lisa and Fred's 3 children! Even though they are ending one chapter there is many more to come with them officially becoming Team J! I absolutely love photographing this event, it's literally a 10 minute court hearing but is actually the legal finalization of the adoption process. Many times this process is very long and sometimes has winding roads with bumps and hills so when you finally get to the finalization it's one of the most amazing things ever. Check out more of their story on the Promise Love Blog! Congrats Lisa & Fred!!