Frequently Asked Questions

What is the story behind “Red Thread?”

The Ancient Chinese Proverb is a commonly-used saying within the adoption community. It symbolizes the bond that all adoptive children have with their…

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Does Red Thread Sessions match adoptive families with photographers?

Red Thread Sessions operates a website that connects adoptive families and participating photographers via the website listing only.  The website acts as a…

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How do I find a photographer?

Congratulations on your adoption! To find out if a photographer is available in your area, please click on the “Find A Photographer” tab…

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The photographer I contacted wasn’t available and/or I couldn’t find a participating photographer, what do I do?

Try searching again for another photographer in your area by the full state name, and then the state abbreviation. If you still are…

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I contacted all of the participating photographers in my area, but no one responded to me, what can I do?

Participating photographers have agreed to respond to all inquiries within 48 hours. While we understand that life sometimes gets in the way and…

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Will I have to pay anything?

The investment for your Red Thread Session will depend upon your professional photographer. Your session fee, deposit or retainer is completely waived –…

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Why do we only have 3 months to complete a session with a participating photographer?

Red Thread Sessions are meant to capture the newness of your family and all of the emotions that go along with that.  This…

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I want to do a Red Thread Session, why do I need to sign a model release?

Red Thread Sessions runs a blogsite and participating photographers submit images from their Red Thread Sessions for inclusion in the blog. We want…

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I am pregnant and planning to relinquish my child in an open adoption. Do I qualify?

Yes! Although pain is a very real part of any adoption process, photographic memories are still so important for both you and your…

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My family would love an airport session but our arrival date won’t be known until our adoption is complete. How can we make it happen?

Please contact your participating photographer to discuss scheduling details. Your photographer understand that flight arrangements are generally made last minute and will do…

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I have already completed my adoption but I would like a session. Do I qualify?

If your adoption has been completed in the last 3 months, then yes, you qualify for a Red Thread Session! Please contact a…

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How many people can participate in our session?

Your Red Thread Session is designed for your immediate family only. If your session is an airport or birth session, your photographer will…

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Will the session be in a studio or outdoors?

This will be dependent on the type of photographer you choose to work with. Some of our participating photographers work outdoors while others…

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What if my child is still adjusting to the adoption and isn’t cooperating or feeling very happy during our session?

This is all part of the adoption process and our photographers understand that. Adjustment and transition is a huge part of the adoption…

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Will I receive digital images as part of my session?

All products, including digital images, are up to the discretion and business practices of the participating photographer you choose to work with. Please contact…

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How do I sign up to be a photographer?

Thank you for your interest! Please click on the “For Photographers” link for more information and requirements to become a participating photographer.

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Who do I contact with a question/comment?

Please use the “Contact” page and your question will be forwarded to the appropriate member of our team.

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