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Family Happy With Adopted Child Until She Learns English & Confesses Horrific Truth

Although it’s difficult to find reliable sources, it’s estimated that there are about one million couples out there who are waiting to adopt a child. To put that into perspective, that means there are 36 couples for every kiddo that’s placed up for adoption in the U.S.

Those numbers aren’t very favorable for someone who desperately wants to have a family, which is why some couples choose to look elsewhere. Celebrities like Madonna, Angelina Jolie, and even Julie Andrews have raised children from third-world countries, but none of their brood came from the country of Uganda.

This African nation is of particular interest because its orphans have heartbreaking stories to tell, none of which came to light until after the children learned to speak English. One can only imagine the secrets these kids have been forced to keep to themselves, waiting for the day until they could finally communicate what their home life in Uganda was really like.

But, if you think their stories are about terrible things like warfare, abuse, or starvation, think again. The real truth is more hauntingly grim.

With so many families waiting to adopt, unscrupulous organizations have popped up all over the place. But, European Adoption Consultants (EAC), which is headquartered in Ohio, is the worst of the lot. For many years, they got away with playing both sides for financial gain.

Jessica and Adam Davis adopted a 5-year-old Ugandan girl from the agency in 2015. The Ohio couple already had four children of their own, but they had lots of love to give, and wanted to take care of a needy orphan.

The EAC told Jessica and Adam that Namata’s father had passed away, and that her mother was severely neglecting her at home. There was no doubt in their minds that the little girl had been abused, had never received an education, and wasn’t getting properly fed. Naturally, their hearts cried out for her and they wanted to save Namata from such a horrible upbringing!

After about 6 months in her new home, Namata’s English finally improved enough for her to share a chilling secret with Jessica. The girl already had a family, one that she was very happy with! She missed her mother, who would walk her to school every single day.

Jessica and Adam were horrified when they realized they had taken a child away from her loving family. Adam told CNN:


But, it wasn’t just the Davis family that was duped. Namata’s real mother believed that her daughter was being sponsored by the American couple for a year or two, where she would receive an excellent education before returning home.

Keren Riley, who runs a group called Reunite Uganda, helped Namata get back in touch with her biological mother via Facetime. That’s when the full brevity of the situation was finally uncovered.

In a cruel twist of fate, these Ugandan mothers think they are temporarily giving up their children to be educated in America, but the kids are being sold to families who think they’re adopting an orphan in need.

Jessica and Adam were told that they could legally keep Namata, but Jessica refused and said that she didn’t buy her at Walmart. The couple had the adoption paperwork reversed, and Namata was happily reunited with her mother.

Thanks to her story, the State Department uncovered other adoptions that were just as underhanded as Namata’s, and they were able to shut down the EAC for good.

Watch the video below to find out more about CNN’s investigation on kids for sale.

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Girlfriend Tests Her Boyfriend To See Whether He Is A Cheater With Shocking Results

The YouTube channel known for exposing cheaters has made another video. This time it’s the boy who’s cheating and the girl who’s heartbroken. What always manages to get under our skin is how Luis Mercado (the owner of the channel) stands in the background and snidely asks the person – who’s in a heartbroken stupor – “does that count as cheating”, right after witnessing the cheater intimately groping his actress.

He hires actors to act as baits

We don’t really have enough information to concretely ascertain whether the videos are fake skits or carefully laid out plans – either way, the first step for Luis is to hire an actor (male or female) to play the bait.

Testing the cheater

This actor approaches the target to seduce them. All the while a camera and a well placed microphone capture each intricate detail of the conversation inconspicuously. Such high quality of an unrehearsed event does make us a little bit skeptical.

The cheater gives in

9 times out of 10, the cheater usually gives in. And although we haven’t watched all of To Catch a Cheater’s (TCAC) videos, we can safely assume that they result in the couple’s inevitable break up (or divorce!). Let’s see what happens here.

This video is about a girl

She is curious enough to throw her better half under the spell of a charming seductress. These women will win any man over (much less a young man in his early 20s), so no surprise when he easily gives in.

The girl approaches him

This girl with a clearly larger than average fanny approaches the young man, starting by complimenting his masculine looks, his chiseled muscles and his strikingly good looking features. At first he pretends to be taken aback by her attempts to solicit him.

But then he says…

“I dunno… maybe…” he begins to drool over the prospects of bedding her. She further reels him in by promising to twerk in front of him. The idea of that big ‘booty’ shaking it makes him go absolutely bonkers for her.

She says, “I don’t have a big enough as**”

The girl says she doesn’t have a big enough derriere to participate in the Twerking contest and asks his opinion. “It’s not big enough?” He remarks in bewilderment. “Do you think it’s big enough”? He definitely agrees.

“Get my number”

The woman further proceeds by offering him her number, which he gladly jots down. Her number is censored (to protect her privacy obviously). “Maybe we can make it happen.” She continues to poke around with the twerk dance.

“Are you single?”

The woman asks him a very pertinent question – a precursor to the beginning of any new relationship – is he seeing someone right now? “I don’t – I’m talking to somebody but that’s not serious” Says the man, as his girlfriend cringes in shock.

“For the weekend ”

The deal has been cemented as the girl says she’s available during the weekend when the coast is clear. He actually wants to see her now! Little does the smug young man know that his ‘girlfriend’ is privy to her entire fiasco.

Icing on the cake

She turns around and asks him if he wants to touch her tushy. “Go ahead I’m okay with that” She reassured to him that it’s okay to touch. He promptly responds by grabbing her butt with his hand, cupping it tightly.

“Is that real”

The sly man asks her if it’s a real butt. Of course we wouldn’t blame him on account of all those botox injections and fat transplants being the order of the day. She says, “You know how many squats I had to do?”

“Give me a hug”

As the woman asks the boy to hug her, the two cement the deal with a tight embrace. And we can visibly see his girlfriend’s face distort and contort under the influence of the profound sadness which quietly unfolds inside.

She wants to get even with him

The girlfriend sighs in disgust and promises to get even with her boyfriend’s two timing antics. All the while the Luis remarks if this ‘counts as cheating’ as he tries to bring her visceral reactions to the camera.

Luis gets feedback from the actress

As the actress receives text messages and lewd pictures of the boyfriend, she promptly shares them with Luis who in turn wastes little time to rub it in the girlfriend’s face, to make her recoil in even more disgust. What do you think – is this a skit or a real video? Let us know in the comments below.

Here is the Video:

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Footage Shows Woman Abandoning Four Dogs In Parking Lot, Until She Is Confronted

When you make the decision to invite a pet into your home, it is a big commitment. It’s certainly not something you should take lightly.

Dogs, for instance, are no less deserving of a loving, caring home than humans are, however, it appears that this is an alien concept to some owners out there.

While it’s fair to say that most owners shower their pups with love and affection, others will eventually grow bored with their pooch and abandon them.

Last week (April 13) in San Antonio, Texas, a woman was captured on camera by a local resident abandoning four dogs in a parking lot. And the outraged local had no qualms about confronting the woman about the selfish act.

In the video, the local makes it known that she has evidence of her deliberately abandoning the pooches, and suggests that she take them to Animal Care Services which she insists is free.

Take a look at the damning footage below:

Simply forcing dogs in your care to fend themselves by abandoning without seeking alternative care is illegal and the penalty for committing this wrongdoing is $500.

The resident talked about the incident in an interview with ViralHog:
I was getting ready for work when I spotted a car at a dead end road removing collars from within the car. I put my shoes on quickly and ran out to the road and started recording the act.

I’m tired of people doing this continuously in the area. I recorded to [educate] and advise them to do the right thing.

The woman in the video responded back for directions to the Animal Care services, and yet decided to commit the illegal activity as directed by the driver who then backed out with the back seat passenger flipping me off.”

The resident can be heard in the video talking about the anger she feels toward irresponsible and callous dog owners who dump their dogs without any regard for their welfare.

“I’m tired of people dropping off abandoned dogs. I fostered for Animal Care Services and I’m the one that has to take time away from my children to help people who don’t want to be responsible for their pets.”
Let this story serve as a reminder to all pet owners out there that abandoning your pets is not only selfish and morally reprehensible but could potentially be illegal, depending on where you live.

The bottom line is that if you’ve made the decision to care for a pet and you no longer want that pet, make sure it gets the loving home it deserves.

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Creepy 7-Foot “Half Human, Half Animal” Creature Allegedly Caught Wandering The Streets

A terrifying seven-foot creature has allegedly been spotted wandering the streets of Sante Fe, Argentina.

The figure resembles some sort of half human and half animal type alien – like something from ancient folklore or a horror movie. Locals have described it as resembling a camel or a large dog-man hybrid with very long, thin limbs.

Local residents are concerned for their safety because the creature has already allegedly killed two large dogs, which were reportedly a pit bull and a German shepherd.

“Evidence” in the form of a creepy image has been captured of the unknown being, which you can see in the video below:

One commenter on the video claimed he witnessed the creature cross a bridge in 2005. “It blew my mind because it looked at us and turned and began moving just like a kangaroo would and cleared the concrete bridge wall easily and dropped at least 15 to 20 feet,” he wrote.

Another said, “That thing is demonic. Very cryptic. When a mysterious creature appears, it magically disappears. Sounds like a spirit. You cannot find evidence of a spirit.”

People are now speculating whether the being could be a mythical demon such as the legendary Chupacabra, which, according to folklore, is a blood-sucking creature that feeds on animals, such as livestock.

However, those who have spotted the photo of the creature online are skeptical and say it more likely resembles a computer-generated image of Remus Lupin from Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

Regardless of whether or not it turns out to be real or just a hoax, it’s still really freaky!

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Man Has Dinner With His Future Mother-In-Law, Then She Uncovers 20 Year Secret

There are some couple’s who know they’re meant to be together, others who believe that they were destined to be together and then there is Ed and Heidi Savitt.

The young couple first met in 2011, back when they were both students at Newcastle University in the United Kingdom. Ed had moved into a student house that Heidi had previously occupied, and he needed help with the dryer, so he texted Heidi to see how to get it to work. Since that fateful text was sent, they became inseparable, and eventually, their courtship led to wedding bells. They got married this past summer, at the young age of 26.

However, their story had only just begun.
Apparently, when Heidi’s mom, Kay Parker, first met Ed, she got a suspicious sensation that she knew him somehow. There was something about him that she just couldn’t put her finger on, and try as she might, she couldn’t figure out what that thing was. She wanted to get to the bottom of it, so she decided to put out her feelers.

At a dinner party in which Ed’s mom, Fiona, was also attending, Kay decided to mention in passing a story about a family sailing trip to Turkey when Heidi was just 6. Heidi had a cute “holiday boyfriend,” Kay recalled, one whose name also happened to be Ed. “The two cuties played together and held hands during the entire two-week break in Turkey!” she exclaimed! Though Fiona did agree that it was a coincidence and even smashed her wineglass at the name thing, she didn’t give it much thought for the rest of the night. Kay, however, did, and when she got home, she decided she was going to get to the bottom of this once and for all.
The next day, Kay went digging in the attic for old photographs of Heidi. In her stack of Heidi photos, she found something she would never have expected: a photo of Heidi and Ed taken 20 years earlier. Kay showed Heidi, who had forgotten about her childhood romance (as most children do), what she’d uncovered, and Heidi’s eyes went wide with surprise.

Standing next to her was six-year-old Ed, and his face was still recognizable even with his adorably unfashionable bowl haircut. Heidi told the Daily Mail:

“I was screaming, it was just unreal. It’s crazy to think we could have got married, shared our lives together, but then never found out about this.”

And when Kay showed Fiona what she’d found, the groom’s mother shrieked and yelled, “Oh my goodness, that’s Ed!”

Heidi, who never put much stock in fate, has since changed her stance. As evidenced by the photograph, taken 20 years earlier, it became clear to Heidi that fate must have worked its magic and brought her and Ed together.

Kay believes that when Heidi and Ed met all those years later at the university, they must have somehow realized that they had met before and that they shared an incredible experience together, which she believes is what likely drove them together. Heidi agrees, and she says that the moment she met Ed, she knew he was the one.

Heidi and Ed’s incredible story proves that fate has a way of bringing people together, even if it does take 20 years to do so.

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Doctors are warning people not to take part in ridiculous new ‘condom challenge’

While some teenagers are challenging politicians on gun control, other teenagers are doing ridiculous online ‘challenges’ in a bid for attention. It seemed like these trends hit peak stupidity with the ‘Tide Pod Challenge,’ in which people bit squishy detergent packets and spat out the soapy goo. But now there’s a new disgusting craze: the ‘Condom Challenge.’ Participants snort a latex condom through their nostril, so that it slides down the back of their throat, and then they remove the contraceptive from their mouth. (And then, I assume, their parents feel great shame.)

In news that will not surprise you, doctors do not recommend snorting unwrapped condoms. Since the gross trend came surging back in popularity, health experts have weighed in, explaining why you should you pass on this dare. (Besides the fact that it’s so dumb.) Obviously, there’s a serious choking risk. If the condom gets stuck en route from your nostril to your mouth, it could block your airways, so that you are unable to breathe. Also, the rubber is coated with lubricant, which could cause irritation and even set off an allergic reaction. It is not a thing you should snort.

Bruce Y. Lee, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, wrote an article about the challenge for Forbes Magazine. “Even if you manage to successfully pull the condom out through your mouth,” writes Lee, ” inhaling a condom up your nose would be very uncomfortable and potentially quite painful. Would it really be worth all that just to get more likes and views?” He has a point. The worst case scenario is that you hurt yourself, and the best case scenario is that you become famous for doing something stupid.

Lee goes on to cite a case report from the Journal of Medical Case Reports, in which a 26-year-old woman accidentally swallowed a condom while performing oral sex. Typically if you swallow a condom, it will just pass through your system. But in this young lady’s case, a fragment of the condom became lodged in her appendix, and she subsequently developed appendicitis. Considering how great the risks are, deliberately snorting or swallowing a condom hardly seems worth it.

The challenge’s appeal clearly lies in the danger and the shock value. But just because you can do it doesn’t mean you should. Physician Dr. Joe Kosterich told Metro, “Although [inhaling a condom] is highly unlikely to be fatal it could trigger a coughing fit in some. The nasal linings could get irritated but this would be annoying rather than serious.” He adds that if something goes horribly wrong , your trip to the E.R. will be pretty embarrassing. In fact, everything about this craze is pretty embarrassing.

So, teenagers, if you’re not going to listen to your parents, hopefully you listen to these health experts. This challenge has no winners.

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Camel Toe Underwear Are The Weirdest Fashion Trend We’ve Ever Seen!

Fashion trends have taken us on a wild ride in these recent years. We’ve seen eyebrows turned into high heeled shoes, jeans that have got so much of the jean cut away that we’re not even sure that they should be called jeans, and now it looks like perms might be making a comeback too! We’ve gone full circle and spiralled off into a whole new universe of weird fashion trends, and now we’re beyond the point of no return as one weird fashion trend threatens to top them all.

Want to know what I’m talking about? Well, let me paint a picture for you. You’ve got on a pair of yoga pants, you’re comfortable and ready to face the day. You’re about to leave the house when you catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror and – oh no. No, no, no, I have to change right now because nobody wants to see the giant camel toe that I’ve got going on right now! That thing isn’t just a toe, it is a full grown HOOF! But what if I told you that some people are actually paying good money to get a camel toe of their own?

Yes, some people are actually buying their own camel toe in the form of camel toe forming underwear! Yes. I’m being totally serious about this. What? You don’t believe that somebody would actually buy something that so many of us try to hide on a daily basis? Well, newsflash my friends, fashion has gotten really weird and decided that for some reason we’re going to want to show off our camel toes instead of hiding them. And for those who just can’t make it happen by natural means, there’s a pair of underwear that’s just what you need.

As you can see from the (slightly disturbing) picture above, these pants come equipped with padding that gives the illusion of a camel toe to be envious of… if you’re actually envious of that sort of thing. I guess they’re similar to underwear with butt padding, except the goal here is to pad out your vagina for reasons that I am having serious difficulty understanding. You will notice that the pads have a cleft right down the middle, to give the illusion that you’re actually displaying the real thing. Well, whatever floats your boat.

This unusual choice of underwear originated in Asia, where the camel toe is apparently a popular look, but is now making its way to Western shores. For as little as $10 to as much as $30 you can own your very own pair of camel toe underwear! Is anyone actually spending thirty bucks on these? Well, I have no idea, but I do know that they’re here and they’re being sold, so if you happen to have thirty bucks to spare, why not buy a pair if that’s what you happen to be into? Considering how expensive women’s underwear can be nowadays, a pair of these might even work out as a bargain!

So the point of these camel toe pants is that you can wear them beneath other clothing to give the illusion of a real life camel toe when you can’t achieve one by yourself. But what if that’s just not enough? What if you want to ditch the clothing and show off your camel toe underwear in all their glory? Well, don’t worry my friends, camel toe underpants come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colours, so everyone will be happy! You can even find some that come in a range of skin tones, there really is a camel toe for all occasions! I have no idea what those occasions are, but if you feel the need to buy one, then I’m sure you’ll find an occasion for yourself.

So there we have it folks, camel toe underwear is here and it’s going to be making it’s hoof mark all over the fashion industry… Well, that’s what some people think. Others of us are much more sceptical, but we’ll just have to wait and see if this weird fashion trend catches on or is left in the dust like so many others.

What do you think about this crazy camel toe underwear? Would you ever want to wear a pair for yourself? Or do you spend enough time battling a real camel toe to not need the help? What’s the weirdest fashion trend you’ve ever wore? Let us know what you think in the comments and don’t forget to share this article with your family and friends!

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Rape Victim Commits Suicide After an Entire Town Sided With Her Rapist

No matter the circumstances, when someone says they are raped, they should be taken seriously. But unfortunately, when 20-year-old Megan Rondini came to multiple people for help after she was raped, no one would listen. Instead, they sided with the man who raped her, 36-year-old TJ Bunn. Bunn’s family is influential in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, where Megan was raped, and because of this, he was able to get away with his disgusting crime. Sadly, Megan took her own life as a result.

Story. The incident happened in 2015 but has only now come to light after an article on Buzzfeed exposed the rape that the Bunn family so desperately tried to cover up. The detailed report exposed the family and told Megan’s story over a year after her death.

Honors. All her life, Megan was a do-gooder. She was studying Alzheimer’s disease and had scored an honors scholarship at the University of Alabama, where she moved to from her hometown in Texas. According to her parents, Megan had wanted to move out of her comfort zone, and the move was supposed to help her break out of her shell.

Meeting. During her time at UA, Megan joined a sorority and became close to her sorority sisters. It was with them that she first met TJ Bunn at a bar called the Innisfree Irish Pub. Megan had seen Bunn often because his family owned ST Bunn Construction, where he also worked. The site was located near the bar, and Bunn was an avid patron.

Wealth. The Bunn family are a very wealthy and well-known family in Tuscaloosa, where UA is located. Because of this, the Bunns know just about everyone— including law enforcement. The night that Megan and her friends were at the Innisfree Pub, Bunn introduced himself to the girls as “Sweet T.”

Blacked Out. That evening, Bunn claims to have offered Megan a ride home, but Megan had been blacked out and couldn’t remember accepting his offer. But the next thing she remembers is coming to in his car at around midnight. When she reported the rape, she told officers she only had five cups of beer, which in her past experience, wasn’t sufficient to get her to the point of being blacked out.

Afraid. Before she knew it, Megan and Bunn were inside his home. According to Buzzfeed, Megan was intimidated by Bunn after learning of his status and was afraid to do anything that would upset him. Too afraid that she didn’t voice her concerns when she came to in his car and realized he was drunk driving.

Rape. Once inside the home, Bunn instructed Megan to go to his room, where she purposely sat on his couch and not his bed. When he came back, Megan told him that she needed to leave. When she was interviewed by officers, Megan said Dunn insisted on keeping her there, and she “felt like just letting him have sex with me was the only way he would let me go.”

Escape. After Bunn fell asleep, Megan was able to sneak out his window. However, after climbing down, she discovered she didn’t have her keys and went to go check his car. There, she spotted a gun and Bunn’s wallet. She grabbed the gun for protection and $3 cash to take a cab.

Report. Megan and a friend went to the nearest hospital, where she reported the sexual assault. Afterwards, she went to the police to file the report. There, officers quickly turned things around on her—she’d become a suspect after admitting to taking the gun and the cash out of Bunn’s wallet.

Interrogation. When Bunn was brought in for an interview with his lawyer, one of the investigators said, “I’ll get y’all out of here,” which set the tone for how the rest of the supposed “interrogation” would take place. Officers were essentially taking Bunn’s side and reassured him no trouble would come his way.

Investigation. Bunn admitted to sleeping with Megan but called her “a very willing participant.” He also claimed that he and his friend had stopped by Megan’s apartment before going back to his home, a detail Megan maintained she didn’t remember. Through the entire investigation, Megan was falling deeper and deeper into a hole of depression. She was eventually diagnosed with PTSD and had to leave UA.

Bullied. Soon, the Rondini family was informed that Megan’s case was closed. Megan began to see a therapist, and tried to file a civil suit. But in return, the Bunns filed charges against her. The only way for her to avoid those charges was to drop her own case. Megan was being bullied by the Bunns, law enforcement, and was now being turned into a criminal.

Therapy. Despite seeing therapists, (one of whom refused to work with Megan because she knew the Bunn family), Megan couldn’t handle the pressure anymore. She’d transferred to Southern Methodist University in Texas but missed her old life. She filled out an intake form meant for her local mental health center that said at times she felt like she would be “better off dead.”

Suicide. On February 26, Megan hanged herself. She never turned the forms in and left no suicide note. “She did everything that she could to protect herself and to get help. She should have gotten that help, and she didn’t. That is a failure on everybody’s part,” said Megan’s father, Mike, as reported by Buzzfeed.

Victims. Since news of Megan’s assault came to light, the Bunn family has been quick to defend Bunn, and the University of Alabama released a statement spewing off reasons why they weren’t at fault for what happened. Yet there’s a bigger issue that seems to be constantly overlooked— that rape victims are being criminalized and bullied into not getting the help they deserve. If things were different, Megan might still be alive today.

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Mom Releases Powerful Photographs Of Herself Giving Birth To Stillborn Child

For many people, one of the greatest experiences of their lives is becoming a parent. It doesn’t matter whether it’s for the first time or the third, each pregnancy is different and it is a particularly special time for mothers, who get to feel their child growing in their womb.

Having a child, however, is not without its dangers, and one-in-three pregnancies end in a miscarriage during the first trimester.

The high risk of miscarriage in early pregnancy is the reason why many women refrain from announcing their happy news until they are more than three months along. While the risk of complications after this point is lower, it still exists and in some tragic cases, it can lead to stillbirths.

In fact, it’s been estimated that one in every 200 pregnancies will result in a child being born “asleep”, as this tragic event is often referred to.

Stillbirths can occur for a variety of reasons such as problems with the placenta, and, in some instances, there is no identifiable cause.

To shed light on the heartbreaking reality of having a stillborn baby, 33-year-old Sarah Jade has shared these photographs of her traumatic labor and birth of her son Aksel Jude. He died when she was 33 weeks pregnant after severe complications with his brain development.

When a baby dies so far along in a pregnancy, a woman must go through labor in the same way as she would with a healthy child.

Knowing that her son was already dead, Sarah decided to contact photographer Lacey Barratt, who specializes in documenting childbirth.

The photographs Lacey went on to take capture Sarah’s painful labor as well as her bonding with her son the day after his birth. Aksel’s funeral was also documented in the heartbreaking series, which Sarah and her husband Tim, 34, have said helps to honor their son’s memory.

Losing a child is one of the most difficult and emotionally traumatic experiences that a person can go through. Sarah, however, said that the pictures she had taken of Aksel are playing an important role in helping her and her husband heal from their loss.

Sarah, who already has a three-year-old son Arthur, said of Aksel’s birth, “I wanted a beautiful birth. But when we knew what the outcome of the birth would be, I still wanted to capture those moments.”

“It was traumatic. The worst part was that I was pushing so hard, and Aksel was halfway out but then went back in, and I had to push all over again.”

“I just burst out in tears at that moment. It was like my body wanted to push but my heart wanted to keep him inside of me,” she revealed. “Getting to hold him after he was out was such an amazing feeling. It really helped us all to be able to see him and hold him.”

“I just wanted to soak in those moments with Aksel and embrace him forever. I have never experienced that amount of different emotions at one time. I thought I was going to explode.”

“I’ll never regret having those photographs taken. It is something for us to hold onto forever,” Sarah, who is from Melbourne, Australia, said. “Our whole family saw Aksel and said goodbye. Letting go was the hardest thing we’ve ever had to go through.”

“Our three-year-old Arthur came in to say goodbye. We had talked about him having a little baby brother for so long, so we needed him to see Aksel.”

“I said ‘here is your brother’. Arthur looked for a moment and then turned to me and said ‘but he’s not talking mummy. Why is he sleeping?'”

“He still has that pure childhood innocence that meant he couldn’t fully understand the gravity of the situation.”

“Aksel will be in our hearts forever.”

Doctors discovered that there was a problem with Askel’s brain development at Sarah’s 20-week scan, and an MRI scan when she was 30 weeks pregnant revealed the devastating severity of the situation.

“Before I had Aksel I was just happy with just having one child. But now I feel so incomplete,” Sarah, who gave birth to Askel on February 11, said, “We are just taking it one day at a time and trying to move forward.”

Speaking about the importance of these pictures, Lacey said that they serve the powerful purpose of uniting those who have lost a child in this way, breaking the taboo which surrounds stillbirths and giving grieving parents photographic evidence of their child.

“It’s so reassuring to go back and look at them and say ‘I was holding you. You were real’,” Lacey said. “To have that cemented in photographs means you can look back whenever you want to. Every birth matters.”

We would like to wish our sincere condolences to Sarah and her family during this extremely difficult time.

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10 Products I’m Surprised You’ve Lived Without So Far

The amount of money I’ve spent online shopping in the last two years is astronomical. Some days I think I want to look it up and check the actual numbers, then I remember that heart attacks run in my family and it’s not worth it, because I can guarantee that number is too large for my own good.

The problem is there are just some products that are too good to pass up. I bought a container that holds all my nail polish in little compartments and to say it changed my life is an understatement.

We did you a favor and compiled the 10 best items you should 100% own if you want to live a better life. They also make great gifts for those people who are insanely hard to shop for.

1. USB Mini Fridge

I’m not going to even try and pretend that I don’t have a serious addiction to Diet Coke. I also won’t pretend that my office doesn’t have a soda thief who believes anything in the fridge is up for grabs (IT’S NOT, OKAY?).

The problem is that I don’t love warm soda, so I’m taking a big risk by leaving my can in the communal fridge. Luckily my best friend showed me this mini soda fridge and my life has been forever changed. It holds one can of soda at a time, and keeps it nice and cool for whenever you want to consume it. GET YOUR OWN SODA, THIEF.

2. Mosquito Net Hammock

I’ve always been a fan of camping, but I don’t know if it’s because I’m getting older or because mosquitoes are getting particularly bad, I just don’t find it enjoyable anymore. I’m constantly worried about bug spray and making sure I don’t get eaten alive in the woods. This mosquito hammock is a great part of the solution. There’s no need to worry about mosquitoes or any other bugs coming after you in the middle of the night, plus you sort of feel like a caterpillar in a roomy cocoon, which is amazing.

3. Pet Water Bottle

I know what you’re thinking. “Can’t I just let my pet drink from my water?” Well, yes. But then the assumption is that you always have water on you, and that you’ll somehow be able to get your pet to drink from a nozzle. With the pet water bottle, you’ll have a leak-proof system that lets your dog (or cat) drink effortlessly. The electronic pump means any water they don’t drink can go right back in the bottle. There are also filters if you want to give your pet the best, and who doesn’t?

4. Vely Vely Makeup Pouch

Finding a makeup bag that holds all my products without being the equivalent size of a tackle box can be challenging. I end up shoving all my makeup and toiletries into a tiny bag and dump the entire thing out whenever I need something. This case lets me have full visibility and I never have to stab my hand on a pair of tweezers or manicure scissors ever again! It’s great for when I travel to visit my family out of state.

5. USB Blender Bottle

I’ve started drinking smoothies for breakfast because I find that anything else is too heavy in the morning. Counter space in my apartment is limited though, so having any type of blender is tricky. Plus some days I want to drink it at work and it just becomes a whole process. This blender bottle charges in your USB port and lets you blend smoothies on the go. Plus, there’s no transferring glasses which just creates a mess.

6. Thigh Trainers

Fast results are always desirable, but there are only so many squats you can do or cardio, even, before you finally call it quits. Plus, that thigh master at the gym is supremely awkward to use, especially when you make eye contact with someone while doing it. These thigh trainers help to promote fast results by increasing the heat in your thigh area during exercise, meaning you don’t have to spend as much time working out. They’re adjustable for all shapes and sizes, and also help prevent hamstring and quadriceps pulls because of the additional support.

7. Scratch-Off World Map

Alright travelers, listen up. This scratch-off world map is almost like a giant bingo card for your adventures. Every time you travel, scratch off the country you visited to change its color. It’s a really cool talking point and lets you see just how much of the world you’ve seen. I got this for my friend who travels all over for work, and he was so excited he almost couldn’t contain himself.

8. Mac USB Hub

Any other Mac users out there completely frustrated when you go to plug something in and realize the port isn’t there? Me too. Apple wants to make as much money off us as possible, but joke’s on them…I don’t have that kind of cash. This hub comes with:

USB C HUB Card Reader
Type C Hub
USB-C HUB for MacBook Pro
USB Type C Hub
USB 3.0 HUB With Type C Female Charger
USB C Adapter Card Reader
Type C Adapter
You also get a free MacBook cooling fan!

9. 3D Optical Illusion Lamp

Who doesn’t love a good lamp? They can literally brighten up any room, plus add a lot of character. My apartment isn’t huge, so adding light wherever I can is important. These little lamps are super cute, colorful, and come in different shapes in case you don’t like dogs (what’s wrong with you?)

10. Retro Gaming Phone Case

Listen, we all miss our childhoods. I don’t care what you say, but I’m constantly hoping this is all a dream and I’ll wake up in 1995 all over again. Part of the reason I want to go back is the complete arsenal of video games we had at our disposal. The classics are still some of my favorites, not this “Candy Crush” business (although please send me tickets I need to get to the next level). This phone case allows you to bring those games with you everywhere, even if the games aren’t available on your device. It also protects your phone from bumps and scratches, which is an added bonus.

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