Beautiful Photo Series Shares The Emotion Behind Adoption

Photographer documents the journey of a couple's adoption in this heartfelt photo series

While photo series about the beauty of breastfeeding or the joy of motherhood are more common these days, one photographer set out to document a different parental journey: adoption.

When Kristen Prosser learned on Tuesday that her friends Sarah and David Olsen were matched for adoption. On Wednesday morning Prosser joined the couple on a flight from Minnesota to Florida, to document the moment they met their daughter.   

“I have always wanted to photograph the first meeting of an adopted baby,” Prosser wrote on her Facebook page. “I got to be a part of this incredible moment with one of my best friends!”

The Olsens always wanted three children and after two very difficult pregnancies, had their sons, six-year-old Zakary and three-year-old Levi, who was born with Spina Bifida. Even though they love their boys, the Olsens felt incomplete and despite and multiple attempts, were unable to have a third. So they decided to adopt.

After four failed attempts at adopting, the Olsens finally got the phone call they were hoping for. Within 30 hours, David and Sarah were meeting their daughter, Tilly Pearl.

“As soon as we saw her, our hearts felt complete. There are no words to describe it,” said David, recounting the first time he met his daughter to ABC News. “How to you explain love for a human you just met? That is the power of adoption. We prayed and prayed for this baby to come into our lives, and that time had finally come.”

“It was one of the most special moments of my life, I was so privileged to watch this all unfold,” said Prosser. “What a perfect example of unconditional and sacrificial love.”

Check out more of Prosser’s photographs on her Facebook page and visit Olsen Family Adoption to follow Tilly’s journey.  

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