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(Fox 31 Denver)   Nice: Parents take adopted child for baby photos. Fark: When he's 13 years old   (kdvr.com) divider line 44
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2013-02-14 01:43:30 PM  
9 votes:
FTA: Latrell mentioned that he didn't have any pictures of himself when he was born and Mrs Higgins' 12-year-old daughter Alycia suggested recreating a shoot just for him.
'I thought it was funny and that it would be a good idea,' Mrs Higgins said. 'I was very sad too because I didn't have any photos of him either.'
The next day she took a series of pictures of Latrell at home and she recalled that they both laughed 'hysterically' throughout.


There are much, much creepier things than turning a silly idea into a tongue-in-cheek photo shoot where you laugh a lot with your kid.
2013-02-14 05:40:16 PM  
7 votes:
This really is a cute story, and I'd love to see it as part of a campaign to get older kids adopted. The second ad? "Potty training was a breeze with our little Michael. All we had to do was say "It's down the hall, next to your bedroom." He said "Okay, thanks." And that was it! We were done with potty training. Parenting is awesome!"
2013-02-14 01:41:33 PM  
6 votes:
"In all seriousness, the Higgins family said on Facebook they hope the photo will help raise awareness for adoption of older children."

This is sweet.
2013-02-14 01:41:30 PM  
6 votes:
I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.
2013-02-14 04:11:32 PM  
5 votes:
This is a young man who is completely secure in who he is, has a sense of humor and has lucked into a great adoptive family.

The only losers in this case are the haters.
2013-02-14 01:47:41 PM  
5 votes:
Oh no, an adoptive parent is trying things in order to bond with their child. The horror!
2013-02-14 01:42:35 PM  
5 votes:

Molavian: I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.


I think if he wanted to do it - why not?  They obviously did it with the goal of getting what they wanted, and not caring that it was silly.  IMO, this is parenting done right.
2013-02-14 01:41:04 PM  
5 votes:
ok I'll be alone here. Maybe it's because I have spawn, but I thought it was sweet.
2013-02-14 02:12:56 PM  
4 votes:
While on the surface this is creepy, when you realize the story it is actually quite cute. Seems like the 13 yo has a sense of humor too.

Best wishes to him and his sister. It's surprising that at 10 years old they were finally adopted; don't older kids usually never find "forever" parents?
2013-02-14 01:55:05 PM  
4 votes:
ftfa it says they did it to poke fun (also known as "satire") and raise awareness

creep factor = zero
2013-02-14 01:47:27 PM  
4 votes:
"And while the photos might look a little cliche, that's exactly what the family was going for....The goal was to have a little fun and mock the typical "newborn poses."

How does a site meant to mock the news consider other people mocking things "weird?"  Furthermore, why is this creepy to people on this site?
2013-02-14 04:17:49 PM  
3 votes:
Aw. Sweet. Needs a great big 13 year old footprint, though. Maybe a bronzed gym sneaker.
2013-02-14 02:25:58 PM  
3 votes:
I'm going to go with "sweet" and not "creepy."  I might even go as far as mentioning that it got a little dusty in my office while I was reading that story.
2013-02-14 02:16:38 PM  
3 votes:
As someone that hates crappy, overused ANSI-standard studio portrait shots, I love this.
2013-02-14 02:09:09 PM  
3 votes:
I thought it was a great story when I read it two days ago. Haters gonna hate. In this case the haters should be punched in the genitals until they die.

If you think this is "creepy" or "weird", you are probably one of those ppl that buys dogs for fashion and tries to dump them on Craigslist when the animal realizes there is no love or soul inside your hollow farking tin chest.

You can't understand why an orphan wouldn't wistfully regret having no pictures of their childhood? Maybe if you killed yourself, there would be room in your moms basement for someone who is actually human and worth raising,
2013-02-14 01:56:21 PM  
3 votes:
Adopted as a baby, parents have lots of pics, but this sounds like the family had a great time. Good for them for adopting older kids and creating some great family memories in a unique way.
2013-02-14 01:48:34 PM  
3 votes:

PrivateCaboose: Molavian: I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.

I think if he wanted to do it - why not?  They obviously did it with the goal of getting what they wanted, and not caring that it was silly.  IMO, this is parenting done right.


Right?  You get to make some good family memories in the process, too.  That sort of stuff is priceless.
2013-02-14 01:47:02 PM  
3 votes:
Awww, that's sweet.

/adopted
//oldest kid
///million baby pictures
2013-02-14 08:59:15 PM  
2 votes:

WordyGrrl: This really is a cute story, and I'd love to see it as part of a campaign to get older kids adopted. The second ad? "Potty training was a breeze with our little Michael. All we had to do was say "It's down the hall, next to your bedroom." He said "Okay, thanks." And that was it! We were done with potty training. Parenting is awesome!"


That's a pretty damn good idea.
2013-02-14 06:27:22 PM  
2 votes:
I assumed from the headline that it was the parents' idea and got the willies but after reading TFA I have the warm fuzzies.

You rock, awesome family!
2013-02-14 03:47:02 PM  
2 votes:
Heartwarming story. They sound like great parents, and a kid that has a lot of potential.
2013-02-14 02:17:32 PM  
2 votes:
I'll say this much. Kid's got comedic potential.
2013-02-14 02:06:32 PM  
2 votes:
This is actually really great.  A lot of kids in foster care get shuffled around so much and really have no one to do things we all take for granted - like take baby photos and then keep them some where safe for the kids.  I have an adopted son and work in a school and always wonder about the small things, like which picture will he use in his Grade 12 yearbook baby photo?  It's all fine if you have an option but don't care if your pic gets put in, but if you don't even have the option, that has to sting.  My son was adopted at 15 months and now lives in a family of photographers so he's all good.
2013-02-14 01:49:11 PM  
2 votes:

thecpt: This is awesome/hilarious .....aweslarious


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2013-02-14 01:43:41 PM  
2 votes:

PrivateCaboose: "In all seriousness, the Higgins family said on Facebook they hope the photo will help raise awareness for adoption of older children."

This is sweet.


^Word
2013-02-14 01:42:14 PM  
2 votes:

HotWingConspiracy: How is 13 year old babby formed?



They need to do way instain mother> who kill thier 13 year old babbys. becuse these babby cant frigth back? it was on the news this mroing a mother in ar who had kill her three 13 year old kids. they are taking the three 13 year old babby back to new york too lady to rest my pary are with the father who lost his 13 year old children ; i am truley sorry for your lots
2013-02-14 10:44:04 PM  
1 votes:

davidphogan: WordyGrrl: This really is a cute story, and I'd love to see it as part of a campaign to get older kids adopted. The second ad? "Potty training was a breeze with our little Michael. All we had to do was say "It's down the hall, next to your bedroom." He said "Okay, thanks." And that was it! We were done with potty training. Parenting is awesome!"

That's a pretty damn good idea.


Thanks! Here's another: Mom's chasing a wild toddler boy around the house  Dad turns and says "Congratulations. Looks like you're the NORMAL son in this family." Kid (who is older and perhaps a different race from the parents) nods and says "Thanks, Dad. I mean that."

Eh, I got plenty more. Somebody get me a meeting with the Ad Council?
2013-02-14 06:10:49 PM  
1 votes:
The goal was to have a little fun and mock the typical "newborn poses...the Higgins family said on Facebook they hope the photo will help raise awareness for adoption of older children. "

Dawwwwww

Good for him and good for the parents. Sounds like they had some fun together on this.

And they adopted his sister, too!
2013-02-14 05:07:36 PM  
1 votes:

namegoeshere: Aw. Sweet. Needs a great big 13 year old footprint, though. Maybe a bronzed gym sneaker.


He'll get too old for this joke eventually.

Like this guy:
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"I'm a good little girl!"
2013-02-14 03:45:40 PM  
1 votes:
Yay! Happy good news about a family having fun and laughing!
What good parents! You gets cookies!

It made me crack up and I wish we could see all the pictures.

Think how much easier it must have been to take those than with an infant.
2013-02-14 03:41:51 PM  
1 votes:

PrivateCaboose: Molavian: I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.

I think if he wanted to do it - why not?  They obviously did it with the goal of getting what they wanted, and not caring that it was silly.  IMO, this is parenting done right.


It probably means MORE than the world to him.  Good for the whole group of them.
2013-02-14 03:02:04 PM  
1 votes:

WhippingBoy: Older girls usually get "adopted" by a pimp Ted Nugent.


FTFY


I thought it was a sweet story too.
2013-02-14 02:25:07 PM  
1 votes:

Molavian: I'd do it for a kid I adopted.  Maybe it means the world to him.


This.  Over 3 years, and still waiting on the court system.  No baby pictures and hardly any bio family pics (at least i could get the ones that were on FB...) Heck, with the way the system works, I may be adopting a teenager when it is all said and done..

That said, I'm late 30's, have multiple kids, and have never changed a diaper.  So I have that going for me.
2013-02-14 02:20:42 PM  
1 votes:

neongoats: I thought it was a great story when I read it two days ago. Haters gonna hate. In this case the haters should be punched in the genitals until they die.


Wow... that would take a very long time. Like, death might come not from the actual genital punching, but from dehydration or exposure depending on the circumstances. At some point, you've got a person so weak and close to death that they're unable to move, but still, someone is there, punching them repeatedly in the genitals. You'd have to have a medical professional present to call the time of death, if for no other reason than to let the puncher know when to finally stop punching.
2013-02-14 01:49:47 PM  
1 votes:
I love it. Very sweet.
2013-02-14 01:46:55 PM  
1 votes:

thecpt: This is awesome/hilarious .....aweslarious


This kid is a farking comedic genius!
2013-02-14 01:45:14 PM  
1 votes:
The wife and I were doing a hospital tour last night (baby due next month).  In the hallway they had cork boards filled with baby pictures.  Apparently they have people who come around right after the kid is born and try to sell you baby glamor shots.  fark that noise.  Anyhow, it was all I could do to keep from cracking up at some of them.  My favorite was a shot of the hospital from outside, with a disembodied baby's head floating above it in the sky.  It was just laughably bad.
2013-02-14 01:44:02 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-14 01:43:34 PM  
1 votes:
Why not? It worked for Trayvon.
2013-02-14 01:42:07 PM  
1 votes:
He's not a teenager.  He's just in his 55th trimester.
2013-02-14 01:41:19 PM  
1 votes:
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2013-02-14 01:37:49 PM  
1 votes:

The Downfall: Well, it was his idea. I don't know if that makes this creepier or just sad.


I think creepy goes to 11 on this.
2013-02-14 01:33:37 PM  
1 votes:
Well, it was his idea. I don't know if that makes this creepier or just sad.
2013-02-14 01:29:33 PM  
1 votes:
This reminds me of an episode of "You can't do that on Television" when they had 15-year-old Kevin in a baby diaper and baby bonnet taking pictures of him because they didn't have any baby pictures of him.
 
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