I first met this wonderful family about 3 years ago when Clara was 3 months, sadly we missed the newborn milestone session but we made up with 4 other amazing sessions where I was able to watch her grow and capture some wonderful memories and make some new friends. I was so excited when I saw a post on Facebook that they were beginning a new journey and had started paperwork and procedures for adopting a little one. They are such a fun and loving family and have so much to offer a child, I couldn’t wait till the day they added #4 into their home……….So when I got a phone call last week that they were on their way home from New York and were picking up a baby boy (who was yet to be named), I got a huge smile on my face and was so excited for them! I love adoption stories! It is beautiful how a mother can love her baby so much that she wants more for them than she knows she can offer, I can’t imagine the struggle they go through to get to their decision. And then to have a family that longs for a child to love and raise as their own……LOVE!

So here he is, little chunky man Mateo!