About Danielle Huddleston Photography:

I am a wife, homeschool mom, a hiker, and a photographer living in Oklahoma. I love beautiful light and being in the woods. I share what I love on this blog, be they trails, pictures, or homschooling curriculum. Thanks for stopping by!



  • Tag: ‘adoption’



    Favorites from August 2016 ~Adoption

    Sunday, March 19th, 2017

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    Homeschooling 5 was and still is interesting.

    I liken it to juggling.

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    Summer in OK means water play.

    All day.

    So hot.

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    Someone got something in their mouth that did not belong.

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    Of course the slip n slide was not wet enough and they needed to splash each other as they went through.

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    Summer evenings and water play almost make me happy summer is almost here.

    Almost.

    Favorites from July 2016 ~Adoption

    Monday, February 20th, 2017

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    After seeing a neighbourhood parade, they wanted to do one.

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    If you are wondering why there are more pics of little bit, partly because she is next to me often, partly because I have already shared pics of her older brothers, and partly because the twins were working on problems they had throughout the day.

    Emotions are hard for children to work through.

    They are getting better at it though.

    They were still in limbo during this time.

    That is a hard place for kids to be.

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    After a rough day Nick told me to take this half pint and go.

    Even a sassy toddler can be a nice break sometimes 😉

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    Favorites from June 2016 ~Adoption

    Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

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    At the Sequoyah Wildlife Refuge.

    Nick holding little bit always get’s to me.

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    Seqouyah State Park

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    Turkey Mt.

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    This morning was rough so I don’t have a lot of words to add to these pics.

    Kids in foster care have suffered terrible loss.

    No matter the reason they are there.

    There is so much trauma in these young lives, even babies.

    Families being able to stay together is always better.

    It is so painful when it does not happen.

    Pain can often look like anger.

    If you are wanting to adopt or foster make sure you research what trauma can do to a child.

    The foster care system needs informed and trained help.

    Because it is hard.

    I shared some of my favorite resources a little while ago, you can check them out, here.

    You can also check out this video about common characteristics of children from Hard Places.

    Research the toll it can take on the caretaker or parent as well.