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Photography by Empire Photography
“Do you want to be pregnant, or do you want to be a parent?”
Those words, coming from the sweetest of lips 10 years ago, shaped the lives of both Mark and Christine Smith, and that of three little boys who would one day make them a family.
The Smiths desired to be parents and they had a heart full of love. This love came without borders. Fighting to create a family, they have done so in extraordinary circumstances.
This great love would first take them to China to adopt a special needs child who, born with a clef palette, was abandoned on a park bench as an infant. This baby is now loved deeply by Mark and Christine, who consider him the inspiration of their lives.
This extraordinary love would also pull them through the tragedy of failed IVF tempts and an ectopic pregnancy and instead deliver them a second son from Taiwan.