The photos that share one family’s adoption joy

baby looking over parent's shoulder Blended project Kate T Parker

What is it like to adopt a baby? Take a look at this beautiful series of photos that captures one family’s incredible story.

Beautiful photos capture joy of adopting a baby

For almost six months, professional photographer Kate T. Parker has trained the lens on her extended family as her sister and brother-in-law welcomed long-awaited son Sam. Her “Blended” project documents everything from hospital introductions to candid moments of Sam crying, sleeping and being nurtured by his adoring family. The results are gorgeous.


woman holding new baby Blended project Kate T Parker

adoptive family with newborn baby Blended project Kate T Parker

“I knew as soon as they decided to adopt that this was something so difficult and wonderful at the same time. I thought it might be interesting for others to see, as well as Sam when he is older to know how much he was wanted and celebrated when he got here,” Parker, who is based in Georgia, USA, tells Babyology.


older woman holding newborn baby Blended project Kate T Parker

newborn baby lying in crib Kate T Parker

Now their story is being told around the world through her images. “This was such an amazing experience for my whole family.  We love that kid so much and as his aunt, to see my sister and her husband so very happy is the best part,” Parker says.

adoptive mother and father with newborn baby Kate T Parker

adoptive family with newborn baby Kate T Parker

 If you want to see what unbridled joy and unconditional love look like, these photos are about as close as you’ll get.

newborn baby lying on floor Kate T Parker  family Kate T Parker

Blended Kate T Parker mother and baby

Kate T Parker new baby portrait

Kate T Parker mother holding newly adopted baby

Kate T Parker siblings baby and sister     Kate T Parker siblings playing on bed

Kate T Parker siblings lying together on cushion

Kate T Parker baby lying with sister on bed

Michelle Rose

Michelle Rose

Michelle is a journalist and mum to two girls who are obsessed with dinosaurs, fairies, pirates and princesses in equal measure. She lives in Melbourne's east with her husband, daughters and a giant, untameable labradoodle. Michelle loves all things vegetarian, wine (it's a fruit) and online shopping.

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