An Adoption Story | Fraser Valley Photographer and Filmmaker

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to adopt a baby? Rob and Sarah so graciously invited me to film their adoption journey, and it was absolutely incredible. Ethel just turned ONE. So I thought it was fitting to finally blog their story! YES they have a pet pig who lives in their house, and YES she is breastfeeding. She explains how she induced lactation in this YouTube video. Supermom.

I was able to be there at Lionsgate Hospital when they first met their baby girl. I am so excited to share the story of their adoption. Watch the video, then read Sarah’s written version of Ethel’s birth below.

Rob and Sarah posted their adoption film on YouTube as well, and it has over 500k views!

Isn’t Ethel SUCH a doll? I am so glad I was able to capture this special time for Rob and Sarah, and I am so incredibly happy for them and for Ethel ❤️

Alyssa Kellert is newborn, birth, documentary family photographer + film maker as well as a birth doula, and is located in Greater Vancouver, BC Canada. Head over to her Facebook page to see more of her most recent work at, or follow her on Instagram @alyssakellertphoto. You are welcome to email at or use the contact page on this site for more information!