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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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