There is no greater loss in this world, than the loss of a child. For Cindy and Jim Bob Haggerton, the road to healing was a long one, but as many people say there is always a rainbow after the storm.
A year after suffering the loss of their son Evans shortly after he was born, they received an unexpected call. A soon-to-be born baby boy was in need of a family to adopt him, and they were asked if they would be interested.
A day after the call, the mother went into labor and in July 2015, baby Tate joined their family.
The family asked Natasha Hance to photograph Tate's birth. For Natasha this was like coming full-circle because she was there during Cindy's pregnancy with Evans at the same hospital and many of the same nursing staff were there.
“Tate was the beginning of the family’s healing and hope, the beginning of their rainbow,” Hance told Scary Mommy in an email.
Shortly before the family adopted Tate, Cindy had also learned that she was newly pregnant with another baby.
Throughout Cindy's pregnancy the family was told they were expecting a girl. To their surprise in February 2016, Cindy gave birth to a boy named Whitten.
Cindy and Jim Bob's family was finally complete, with their 2 rainbow babies in a year. They are also parents to a 8-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter.
“We created an image that would represent all 3 brothers… a brother lost, a brother adopted and a brother born.”
The babies were placed in a fluff of clouds with a butterfly above to represent Evans.
Any parent who has experienced a miscarriage or stillbirth knows the emotions involved with the birth of a rainbow baby, and this photo is just a perfect representation.
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