Behind the Scenes - China
A few months before we met the Harris family in San Francisco, we received an email from an organization we deeply respect called Bethel China. One of their employees (Tabitha) was looking to see if The Archibald Project would be able to document an upcoming adoption advocating for families to adopt boys. We were familiar with the need to adopt boys, as the popular saying reflects, “families wait for girls while boys wait for families.” The more we learned about the Harris family and their upcoming adoption of Nate, a thirteen-year-old boy who was blind, we knew we had to sign on.
The Harris family had a very sobering view on adopting Nate. They knew adoption would be hard, and they knew they would have to choose selflessness even when they didn’t feel like it. Watching each one of them, including Nate, push through their emotions and take one step forward to become a family has truly impacted us on our own journey as a family.
We cannot let fear of the unknown stop us from living for the betterment of humanity. Be inspired by their story, and realize that you can do hard things, too! Scroll through these photos, and make sure you watch our orphan care mini-series featuring the Harris family!
Also, if you haven’t read how we almost missed Nate meeting the Harris’ then click here!