Thanks to the wonderful people over at Quiver Full Adoptions I was introduced to the Ruiz family just a few days before their world would change. Morgan and Camilo and their son Canaan welcomed a new family member, their adopted son Joshua Gage. When I initially made contact with Morgan she was typing out her road to adoption story with the four day old little boy on her lap and I just new something about this family was special.
Meeting the Ruiz family is like getting a hug from a friend you haven't seen in years, they are the most deserving family and they work so hard and do everything for family. After years of trying for their second baby followed by failed adoptions, they finally found a match in an open adoption that brought them baby Joshua. Arriving a few weeks before planned, Morgan and Camilo rushed to the hospital to meet him and instantly fell in love. A few days later they were home and the family welcomed him with kisses from his new big brother who calls him "his baby" and lots of warm snuggles from Mom and Dad.
On day 9, sweet Joshua got his very first photoshoot with me and I was instantly in love as well, he was the most calm and curious nine day old I've ever seen, just laying around and staring or gently drifting off to sleep (which I hear isn't a habit at night). I'm so thankful to have captured these memories for the Ruiz family and I can't thank them and Quiver Full Adoptions enough for connecting us! Find out more about adoption and Quiver Full below!
But first..... look at this gorgeous home newborn session!
We are huge advocates for adoption, and through our own adoption
journeys, God allowed us to cross paths and create a beautiful
friendship that laid the foundation for Quiver Full.
We believe adoption is a calling—a messy, scary, emotional, beautiful
journey that the Lord equips us for. One thing we have learned through
our own adoption stories is that each day is so much easier when you
don’t have to walk through it alone. The Lord has put such a strong
burden on our hearts to help future adoptive mommies and daddies
through the adoption process and to be that phone call they make when
concerns, questions, or simply the need for some encouragement arises.
One of the main concerns we had when we adopted was the costs
associated with private, domestic adoptions. We remember being quoted
anywhere from $25,000-$60,000 and experiencing the fear that our
dreams to become parents might not be possible. We know first-hand
that overwhelming fear. One of the biggest reasons we started Quiver
Full was to show couples that the money should never steal your hope
of parenthood. It is possible to adopt without breaking the bank, and
we feel it's our mission to educate parents-to-be that another way
All in all, this is so much more than a business to us—it is our
ministry. Adoption is one of the strongest examples of the gospel we
have, and it is our desire that each client we meet experiences the
hope and “immeasurably more” that the Lord promises and wants for
their new family.
Quiver Full Adoptions is a licensed child placing agency. Please visit
our website www.quiverfulladoptions.com to learn more about how we can
help you grow your family through adoption. You can also find us on
Facebook as Quiver Full Adoptions, Inc. and on Instagram @qfadoptions.