Deciding on Adoption

“She asked me if I wanted to hold the baby when he was born. This was a question I thought a lot about over the last few months. I said no, I wanted the first person to hold him to be his parents because that first touch is so important. It is the first and most powerful moment when a bond is formed between parent and child, and I didn’t want to steal that from Kristen and Brian. I was also terrified of getting too attached to him and then not being able to handle it when he is gone.”
— Photographer Callie Mitchell chronicles the process of getting pregnant and choosing to place her baby “in the hands of people who I knew would love him in the ways that I would and care for him in ways I could not.”


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