Look what the stork dropped: Photographer captures MN family's adoption


A Minnesota family is sharing one of its most intimate moments with the world ... and is getting lots of approval.

Images of David and Sarah Olson meeting their new daughter, Tilly – all five pounds of her – are a hit on social media. Twin Cities photographer Kristen Prosser accompanied her friends on their whirlwind trip to Florida last week.

Prosser, whose business is Kristen Anne Photography, posted some of the photos to Facebook, where they were liked nearly 300,000 times in less than a week.


The Olsons have two sons but, as ABC News reports, medical complications during pregnancy led doctors to advise against Sarah having another baby.

After deciding to adopt, they went through the disappointment of having four potential matches fall through, the Olsons told the network.

Then last week they got a call from Christian Adoption Consultants alerting them to a "stork drop" in Tallahassee, Florida.

Pregnancy blog The Bump explains that stork drop adoptions involve no medical information, no family history, no contact with the birth mother. All those unknowns cause many families to shy away from such adoptions, The Bump says. But the Olsons grabbed their photographer friend and hopped on a 5 a.m. plane.

They told ABC only 30 hours elapsed between the phone call and the moment they first laid eyes on Tilly Pearl Olson.

Wouldn't it be intrusive to have a photographer around at such a special moment?

What photographer? Sarah Olson tells People magazine: "We were so absorbed with meeting, holding, cuddling and loving this little girl that we forgot anyone else was in the room."

The photographer was indeed there, though. Prosser wrote in a follow-up Facebook post that she's humbled by the response to the first batch of photos.


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