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Some really exciting family news!

Many of my readers may already know that my family has been in the process of adopting from China for most of 2010 (you can read my original personal blog post HERE). Christmas was really, REALLY special for us this year – we got to see the face of our new daughter, Sunshine!! A few days before Christmas, we accepted a referral for a beautiful 7-month-old baby girl with cleft lip/cleft palate. Although she wasn’t technically *with* us to celebrate our excitement, she was definitely with us in spirit! She is already very loved and very much a part of our family! If you’re interested, you can read the whole story HERE on my personal blog … it’s my attempt at explaining our family’s perspective on the adoption 🙂
My husband and I will be traveling to China in April or May to adopt Sunshine and bring her home! We will be gone for 2-3 weeks and are not sure of the exact travel dates yet. We are thrilled to be adding to our family this way … but because we don’t have specific travel details yet, I will be taking a small hiatus from work in April, May and June to allow for our travel time and then several weeks at home to adjust to being a new family of 5.
I will know our travel dates a few weeks beforehand and depending on when they are, I would like to work in as many sessions as possible before I leave. (Or, if we travel earlier in April, I may have availability in June instead). I have started a small wait list for last minute sessions before I leave – if you’d like a Spring session (April or June), please get in contact with me as soon as possible. I have already added my Sweet Beginnings Collection families to this list, but get in touch with me anyway if you fall in that category just so I can be sure I have everyone accounted for!
I have already received so much support from my family, friends and CLIENTS during such a special time … THANK YOU for your continued support, it really means more that I can express in words. I am so excited (and a teeny weeny bit nervous) to meet Sunshine and make her a part of our family.
HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone!
Kristin Staples Photography - January 11, 2011 - 3:03 am

so excited for you and your family nicole!