Mom Captures Amazing Bond Between Her Biological And Adopted Daughters (Photos)


Sisters Haven and Semenesh are two very different little girls born a world away from one another.

But it's not their birthplaces that matter most: It's love.

The two girls are the subject of the photography series "Barely Different,” shot by their mother, Anna Larson.

The Olympia, Washington lifestyle photographer began shooting the toddlers for fun and later realized what a beautiful statement it made.

Haven is one of Larson's two biological children.

Semenesh, however, was adopted from Ethiopia five years ago.

Both little girls bring different perspectives to the Larson family.

Although the two have distinct personalities, the girls share common interests and they're best friends.

According to My Modern Met, they do almost everything together.

Larson explained how growing up together shaped the girls for the better.

She said, "When we grow beside another, our similarities bloom."

"It's not skin that makes us different, or that causes separation and distance..."

", it's lack of unity."

"Two souls birthed on the opposite sides of the world were brought close through adoption, and their bond is great because of unity."

She added, "It's opened my eyes to the potential we have to love and accept one another as brothers and sisters, just as they do."

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Citations: Incredible bond between adopted daughter and biological sister (Daily Mail )