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“Newborn” 13-Year Old: Pictures Go Viral

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“Newborn” 13-Year Old: Pictures Go Viral
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A 13-year old boy who was adopted along with his sister has found sudden fame on the web after a “newborn” photo session garnered thousands of likes on Facebook.

Latrell Higgins and his younger sister, Chanya, were adopted by a Florida family recently, and when the mom, Kelli–who was pregnant–talked to the family about how she was setting up a photo session for the baby’s arrival. When one of Kelli’s biological children–she and her husband already had five–suggested that they do the same for Latrell, Kelli jumped on the idea.

“I thought it was funny and that it would be a good idea,” Mrs Higgins said. “I was very sad too because I didn’t have any photos of him. I think it’s really hard to have children and not know what they looked like when they were younger.”

Mrs. Higgins said it’s rare for older children to be adopted, and that’s why she and her husband wanted to do it even though they were already expecting a sixth child of their own.

“These children, once they get past a certain age, they don’t find homes and they age out of foster care,” she said. “They have to figure out the world on their own and there’s no one to go back to as an adult. Where do you go for Christmas? It’s just horrible, it’s heartbreaking.”

The family says they’re hoping that now that they photos have gone viral, they’ll help raise awareness about older-child adoption. Indeed, Latrell and his family have garnered tons of support from people all over the world after the photos began making the rounds on the web.

Image: Kelli Higgins Photography

“Newborn” 13-Year Old: Pictures Go Viral


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  • Proofread?

    This article was poorly written. How do you get a job writing on the internet? Aren’t there basic qualifications? Here’s a perfect example of horrible grammar:
    “Latrell Higgins and his younger sister, Chanya, were adopted by a Florida family recently, and when the mom, Kelli–who was pregnant–talked to the family about how she was setting up a photo session for the baby’s arrival.”
    And when the mom…then what??????

    • Dan

      So what if it has a couple of grammar mistakes, it’s not the end of the world. Jesus people go into hystirics over tiny things.

    • http://webpronews.com T

      read before you bitch…TALKED TO THE FAMILY ABOUT HOW SHE WAS SETTING UP A PHOTO SESSION FOR THE BABY’S ARRIVAL…you seem so eager to judge now you be judged.

  • Former Democrat

    OOO OOO AAH AAh

  • Susan

    This absolutely made me CRY! I have adopted 5 children from foster care myself and it is very hard to not have pictures of your children when they were tiny. This is beautiful!

    God Bless the Higgins family for loving these babies! It is truly a calling too many don’t listen to.

  • Alicia

    I think this is so cool and funny! What a great idea.

  • http://yahoo.com Anonymous Secret

    It was not written to well but I do understand what the article is about and I believe it’s a beautiful gesture. Thanks.

  • Bilinga

    It seems the children have found a beautiful, loving family. I’m happy for all of them.

  • momlafond@yahoo.com

    Dear Amanda, this was a great idea for a story, but when one seeks to tell a lovely story, one simply MUST follow every good writer’s ideal and make certain that there are no grammatical or spelling errors. Sentence structure is very important, and if done well, your piece will be well-received, thus achieving your aim. I suggest that you consider taking classes at your local junior college, and take advantage of the lab sessions that they offer in just this area. Poor dear, you truly have the heart, but lack the skill, which is correctable. Good luck to you. The rest of you who do not value good writing, take a hike, you likely didn’t do well in school, either. And as for the person who says that calling attention to such things is not adviseable, nuts to you. It makes every difference in the world to have well-written stories. If they are not, they will not be read.

  • http://craigupload.com Julia

    that’s a cool idea

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