“Here’s my sweet not so little newborn! His name is Latrell and weighs 112 lbs.,” Kelli Higgins proudly announced on Facebook. The Today article shared the story of Kelli Higgins and her adopted son Latrell. Higgins, a professional photographer, and her husband adopted Latrell and his sister two years ago.
“These children, once they get past a certain age, they don’t find homes and they age out of foster care,” Higgins told Today.
“They have to figure out the world on their own and there’s no one to go back to as an adult. Where do you go for Christmas? It’s just horrible, it’s heartbreaking.”
While Higgins was preparing for a newborn baby photo shoot, Latrell mentioned that he wished he had baby photos. Higgins' biological daughter suggested that her mother give Latrell a photo shoot.
“I thought it was funny and that it would be a good idea,” Latrell told Today.