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Thursday, February 14, 2013

Newborn 13-year-old: Adopted boy's birth announcement goes viral


When professional photographer Kelly Higgins' 13-year-old adopted son mentioned he never had baby photos and wished he did, she ran with the idea, snapping some sweetly hilarious images that quickly went viral.

The pictures - a trio of images of a 13-year-old boy posed in classic "newborn portrait" style--went viral online after his adopted mother posted them to her Facebook page.

"Here's my sweet not so little Newborn! His name is Latrell and weighs 112lbs," Kelli Higgins wrote. Kelli Higgins and her husband adopted Latrell and his sister Chanya when they were 10 and 5 years old, adding the siblings to their family that already included five biological children with another on the way.



Higgins, a professional photographer, said the idea to snap Latrell's baby photos came when she was preparing for client's newborn photo shoot.

When Latrell mentioned he never had baby photos and wished he did, the Higgins' 12-year-old daughter suggested they go for it, despite Latrell being a little bigger than the average baby.

“I thought it was funny and that it would be a good idea,” Latrell told TODAY.com.
Higgins said the studio shoot was a riot--the two of them laughing hysterically through the whole thing--but that the circumstances were bittersweet.

“I was very sad too because I didn’t have any photos of him either," Higgins said. "I think it’s really hard to have children and not know what they looked like when they were younger.”

Latrell says he's far from embarrassed by the slightly silly images--and he's hardly alone. The image has more than 10,000 likes and 4,600 shares from Higgins' photography page, with hundreds of commenters gushing their love for the image and Latrell's story.

Source: UPI

36 comments:

ogechi okoye said...

Hmmmmmm

Kay said...

aaaawww cute baby :)

Anonymous said...

nice! it is never to late to start making memories.....

Anonymous said...

Awww, how sweet! God bless that family for giving him and his sister a safe home.

mimsie said...

Slow day ehn Linda?

myde nybi said...

Waow!!!what a sweet thing

Anonymous said...

awwwwwhhh

★★PRINCE CHARMING™★★ said...

Lol... So unorthodox! I hope his yearning for some childhood footage of himself has been satisfied now.

zinny said...

Lol as funny as it is its CUTE!!!

Anonymous said...

Soooooo? So what are we meant to say to this exactly?

Ace Bentley said...

Na wa oooo...



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zoomzoomzoom said...

Awwww...cute baby boy...lol.Heard it on radio and I was like, what the heck!But hey, if it makes them happy...I guess, Congratulations are in order.

Anonymous said...

See people, see mentality oh! So you couldn't appreciate the sweetness of that motherly gesture to a would-have-been-orphan. Abeg mention ur village make I send u back now. Ekaitte like u. Tufiakwa!

JustPorsh said...

I admire d way d whites treat their adopted children evn when they av their own biological children.
Really cute story.

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Anonymous said...

I believe you

Eya Ayambem said...

Welcome to the cute world baby!

Anonymous said...

Thots put in place and memories made to stay. So cute

Anonymous said...

Bia linda, i no de understand these your posts lately...wetin we wan use this one do now nah? 13yr old baby, dis and dat rocking shorts? Since when did all these kin things turn to gists? Eh linda

Anonymous said...

I wonder how apathetic a lot can be!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its a very cute story:*

Anonymous said...

amazing! God bless her and her husband for doing that.

Anonymous said...

Nice one!

Gerald Nwokoro said...

Nice one

Gerald Nwokoro said...

Nice

Queen Bee said...

There is nothing new born about the first picture,..
Just a matured boy sleeping away after watching a late movie!

Anonymous said...

Awwwwwwww..He's such a big Baby

TragicArrangements said...

Did the white people who adopted this black child put him in GIRL'S LEGGINGS? Look at the photo..bottom left hand corner.

Anonymous said...

Hmmmmmmmm nice

CHINEDU EZEOMA DIKE said...

must i say somtin?oya.me sef need adult baby pix too.only say my bear bear go spoil d whole tin.nd d hardship for naija go so show for my face sotey dem fit tink say na bance b my papa

Anonymous said...

this pix has open up my wound that i have being nursing for years but at the same time it has giving me hope that i can still have a baby pix, i wish ! my baby pix where stolen form kaduna,the pix where in my mother's sultcase and i am the only girl with seven brother that does not have a baby pix and birrh cerficate. i just have this mix feelings right now.
this pix is Timeless and Beautiful.

Ugochi said...

Adoption is such a sweet thing to do. To be a blessing to another who is in need...

Femme said...

I think the its an adorable concept...

Anonymous said...

This is nice.

Anonymous said...

Shut up kunwbee.. Bush gal .. These are rich pls problems..am sure u wnt understand wen u r busy trekking frm gbagada to oshodi looking for kerosene..dwarf

Anonymous said...

That's aw u cald smeone a horse.. Miss slut..yea I knw who u r...

Anonymous said...

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