It’s Official! | K. Krasin Photography | Minneapolis MN Family Photographer

“We’ll be the ones with the cutest baby ever and the biggest smiles in the world!!!”

That was definitely an accurate statement and by far the easiest way for me to find Mike, Lisa, and their family.  Adoption is close to Mike & Lisa’s hearts as Lisa was adopted as an infant – and, as we learned, so was their judge! After taking placement of their son, Milo, at just a day old, they were excited to be “official.”

Congratulations Mike, Lisa and Milo! I’m so excited for you to continue building your lives together!


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The hearing


Judge Norris has pictures with each of the families and weddings he has been involved in!



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He’s finally ours ! | Louisville Ky | Foster to adopt

Below is the sweet story of a foster to adopt .  There is nothing like opening your home to children and making one your forever child!

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My husband and I started trying right away for a family at the end of 2007. After being unsuccessful we started infertility treatments in 2009. We got pregnant but lost that baby.

We started looking into foster to adopt, but our hearts just weren’t ready yet.

When we moved to Louisville in 2012, we realized that now was the right time to start the long process again.

We were placed with Anthony first. He came home after 6 weeks in the NICU. Shortly after Anthony came home, a little over a month, we were called about Chase. We were told it was only supposed to be for a few months. As the case worked itself out, we started to fall in love!

We started making it more obvious that we wanted him forever. It really wasn’t clear that he would be ours until around February 2015

Now our adoption for Chase is final !

We are so excited that he is now ours forever!

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A Mother’s Song| Little Rock Adoption Photographer


Every international adoption story is an odyssey, filled with mysteries, plot twists, chapters of joy, moments of pain.  This particular odyssey, in many ways, played out not unlike a musical.


In the process of waiting for their daughter, among many, many efforts to complete the process, Cara Chapman and her husband Steve wrote, produced, and released a contemporary Christian album called Love Light (listen here) in part as a way to fund the adoption of their daughter from Colombia.

All families, adoptive or biological, waiting or complete, can find inspiration in some of Cara’s lyrics from the album.  The main theme is “letting go and letting God,” in moments of parenting, searching, trusting, and having gratitude.  The following images of this Forever Family are captioned with some of those lyrics.*


I will find you / There’s no place too far / Just open up your heart and let me in. (“Find You”)


This precious little person, this blessing from above / Has stolen my heart and filled me with love / I’ve heard the call and from day one I’ve prayed / There is too much riding on this to make a mistake. (“A Mother’s Song”)


Lately everyone’s asking / Aren’t you afraid of what’s next / But I tell them my feet are firmly planted / On the Rock who knows no second best.  (“Strong and Courageous”)

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Lying on your bed all alone and lying to yourself / You’re so far away from home; You think there’s no hope left / But someone, somewhere in this world is searching for you / And every time you cry, they’re crying too. (“Find You”)


Whether what You give is what I think I need / In those times of doubt, Lord, please carry me / To that safe shore of thanking You more for everything. (“Content”)

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I will find you / The past has left its mark / But love will conquer dark so let me in / Let me in / And I find you. (“Find You”)

chapman-rts-blog-5388So when they look right at me / Let it be You, Lord, that they see / Cuz I’m so wrapped up in You that to find me they gotta see I’m in You. (“In You”)

*Lyrics used with permission from Trust Fall Music 2014 (ASCAP)


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