Mother’s ‘baby’ portraits of 13-year-old son go viral on Facebook

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Birth announcements tend to contain some of the most cliche images around: sleeping babies swaddled in soft blankets, propped up in flowerpots, kissed gently atop their foreheads. In other words, we’ve seen it all, and usually it’s not very good.

Or have we?

A series of “baby” portraits taken by Kelli Higgins of her adopted son Latrell, 13, has gone viral since the professional photographer posted the images on Facebook.

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  • cjmo2662

    Aww, that poor baby! Can you imagine the crap he's probably taking at school? I know, it's a nice way to celebrate the adoption of an older child, but I think we all know how mean kids can be, & this has gone viral. I hope he handles it well. Anyway, congrats to the new family!

  • Leah

    The child is old enough to agree or disagree with the project. It appears as though he was a willing participant and happy to have a Mom care enough to give him the pictures he requested. I am sure he will be able to handle anyone at school who gives him a hard time. He can just smile warmly in his confidence and confuse them.

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