Red Thread Sessions was started in 2011 by two custom photographers in Texas and Maryland, both whom added to their families through adoption. Feeling the need in their communities to celebrate the beauty of adoption through photography, Red Thread Sessions was born. Soon after, many other photographers throughout the U.S. felt moved to donate their time as well. Red Thread Sessions not only captures family portraits of new families, it also capture the precious, happy, confusing, exciting, exhausting, traumatic, life-changing time that is so often brief and fleeting in the life of an adoptive family.
EZ-Photography.com offers complementary portraits sessions for newly adopting families in Central Florida. This shoot took place in Melbourne. I asked Mama for their story.
Here it is in her own words….
“We had two biological children when God placed it on our hearts on August 7, 2013 that we should foster to adopt. It was something my husband and I discussed briefly, but life was busy and we didn’t pursue it quickly. During the summer of 2014, we found out that a relative in another state had a baby that had been placed in foster care earlier in the year. We didn’t hesitate to place the call to her social worker that we would love to care for her and adopt her. It took almost 10 months of waiting before she was able to come to be with us at her forever home. On February 16, 2016 we became her forever family. Ironically, August 7, 2013 was the day she was born. We don’t think it’s a coincidence! One of my favorite adoption quotes is:
“No, I didn’t give you the gift of life, life gave me the gift of you.” -Unknown ”