Back in August, I teamed up with fellow photographer Rocky Salskov and Amber Louis from Northwest Adoption Exchange to do a probono shoot of some foster kids. I wrote about it in a blog posting here.
On April 29th, I received an early morning email that the story had come out on CNN.com. This is a proud moment in my career and life where my photography made a difference. One of the photos led to this great guy being adopted, (and possibly one other child as well). As the article points out, “At 18, children in foster care essentially age out of the system. State agencies might offer them services such as job skills training or help building resumes, but they ultimately need to find a way to take care of themselves.” Many go into the military. Many struggle to find work and a home. Getting an opportunity to have a family to call your own is a dream for them all, but the older they get the dream fades. We are all so excited about Deon and his new family. We are planning on doing another shoot with Northwest Adoption Exchange in June of 2014. Stay tuned!