I Heart Faces | People’s Choice

I blogged about the 3 new additions to our family


And since I cannot show anything that could possibly be identifiable, I can only show the back of Baby Boy’s head.

And it is a very very precious little head.

And Brooklyn is so in love with being a Big Sister.

This is Baby Boy, the baby of the 3 siblings.

He has 2 skull fractures

Brain hemorrhages

Retinal bleeding

and shaken baby.

He is 4 months old.

And he seriously has the most amazing smile you’ve ever seen.

He will melt your heart.

God saved this tiny Baby Boy for a reason and a purpose and I’m blessed to be a part of his life!

Going from 3 children to 6 children overnight has been the most incredible experiences.

I love where God is taking us.

Look into fostering in your area if you can.



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25 Responses to “I Heart Faces | People’s Choice”

  1. Tiffany September 26, 2011 3:55 am #

    Oh, that is precious! I love, love, love it! What an amazing testimony this sweet baby has.

  2. Kelsie Taylor September 26, 2011 4:47 am #

    Wow …I already had a lot of respect for you as a photographer, but now I admire you. This is beautiful.

  3. Julie Wagner September 26, 2011 4:51 am #

    Oh you just brought tears to my eyes. My parents fostered over 200 children in my lifetime and each child had such an impact on my family. HECK- we even wound up adopting 3 of them!
    Beautiful capture. Beautiful.

  4. Kelsey Anderson September 26, 2011 4:53 am #

    absolutely beautiful

  5. Mary Mouser September 26, 2011 6:32 am #

    Dana, this is such a moving photo. What a beautiful photo and story in every way. Mary

  6. Mary Mouser September 26, 2011 6:33 am #

    Dana, what a precious photo and story!

  7. Life with Kaishon September 26, 2011 12:23 pm #

    I am glad foster care is working out for you.
    She looks like a great big sister for sure.

  8. Valerie Lemieux September 26, 2011 2:49 pm #

    Wow! This is a beautiful photo. I love the black and white.

  9. Yvonne September 26, 2011 2:50 pm #

    Wow ..this is a great photo. Off to read the back story now!

  10. Kel September 26, 2011 3:36 pm #


  11. Alisa September 26, 2011 4:03 pm #

    OMGoodness, gave me chills. I don’t understand how this can ever happen! What a generous person you are to take over and give these kids what they desperately need!!

  12. Blair September 26, 2011 6:08 pm #

    What a beautiful photo you captured! And what an incredible story. Such a sad yet inspiring story this little guy will have!

  13. kim September 26, 2011 6:11 pm #

    this is absolutely beautiful & God bless you for what you are doing!

  14. erica September 26, 2011 6:42 pm #

    Amazing picture! And your generosity and compassion is amazing! God bless you

  15. Gina September 26, 2011 7:33 pm #

    Precious shot- & God Bless You for fostering children. I have always wanted to do that- maybe once we are more stable & move around a bit less. It is a calling & a gift- My husband was a child from a group home- so it is something that is very dear to my heart.

  16. Elisa September 26, 2011 9:00 pm #

    Oh gosh – nearly bawling my eyes out here. Precious children. I have always wanted to adopt..but we are military, so it is tricky. In God’s time.

  17. Dreama September 27, 2011 1:28 am #

    What a beautiful image! I couldn’t imagine a child coming to be in that condition. I hope and pray for good health!

  18. Pam D September 27, 2011 2:20 am #

    I love this so much. I know how long and hard you’ve prayed together as a family, and how obedient you’ve been, even when it hurt. And I know that taking in THREE children instead of one was a big surprise; but not to God. His plans are so immense, and He trusts you so much. “Well done, faithful servant”… I can hear Him now. Beautiful entry, Dana… I know it will touch many hearts….

  19. Rachel September 27, 2011 5:59 am #

    I love all six of your kiddos. And I love that they love eachother too. What a wonderful adventure God started in your heart long before they came to your door!

  20. Holly Thompson September 28, 2011 6:57 pm #

    Dana, I am SO moved by what you are doing and the difference you are making in this boy’s life. I am so sad he went through this hell before finding you, but so happy he did. This photo speaks volumes. Love! <3

  21. Erin B September 28, 2011 11:57 pm #

    Wow. It hurts me to hear of children who have been abused, and thank God that he found you for this little boy.

  22. Simple Girl September 29, 2011 10:47 am #

    A winner for sure! Your photography is inspirational! Your life is inspirational, too!

  23. Pamelala September 30, 2011 3:20 am #

    Beautiful BW portrait, beautiful story, LOVE

  24. Christina September 30, 2011 3:42 am #

    Is he going to be okay? Will he be able to heal or will this injury have lifetime effects? I will be praying for him. It makes me so angry that someone could do this to a baby. God bless you. I know you are showering him with love, patience, and kindness. My heart aches and I wish I could undo this horrible thing.


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