Parents

Family Creates Personal PSA to Encourage Adopting 'Not So Little Newborn' Foster Kids

Two years ago Kelli Higgins and her husband adopted two children, a 10 and 5-year old, and recently realized they didn’t have any pictures of them as newborns.

Higgins, who is a photographer, improvised her own solution of sort: she would shoot her now 13-year-old son and recreate a new baby announcement.

Higgins posted the image above on Facebook with the caption, “Here’s my sweet not so little Newborn! His name is Latrell and weighs 112lbs ;)”

The photo has been shared by more than 4,700 people and has 10,000 “likes.”

New York Moves to Keep Incarcerated Parents Connected to Kids

The prison system and the child welfare system both have the power to split families apart, and too often, they are tragically linked when the state imposes its judgment that a parent is no longer worthy of her child. For the majority of men and women in New York’s prisons, their fate as parents hinges on a legal timetable that pushes their children toward adoption.