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Larry & Kelly | Vienna Family Portraits

Last Sunday was Orphan Sunday, and we had the absolute pleasure to celebrate the day by photographing the Steagall family.  Larry and Kelly adopted Nathanael from China in September 2008 and just brought home precious Jessie Mei less than one month ago!  It was so amazing to see how well Jessie Mei is already adjusting and bonding with her family, and Nathanael is such a sweet big brother.

Kelly mentioned later on that both children were actually classified as “special needs.”  I seriously had no idea!  You would never know that by being around them.  Just happy, beautiful kids….  “I think for us what has been so special is that both of our children were considered special needs and have medical issues we are dealing with, but you would never know it from looking at them or interacting with them.  So many people have different ideas of what a special needs or a waiting child would look like and to us they are just normal kids who need a forever family!  We have been so blessed by them, we wouldn’t ever consider doing it any other way.”

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