Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Never before seen photos?

A family adopted a boy from Jake's orphanage when Jake would have been about 1 year old. They were able to visit the orphanage and take photos. In the background of their photos is a little boy whom I think is Jake, but he is really far back. I'm obsessed with it. I have come to grips that it doesn't matter, as he is here now and that is all that matters, but I still want to know as much about him as I can in the years before I knew of him.
I really, really think this is him, but the fact I am more certain now after I have studied and obsessed over it than I was when I first saw it has me seeking outside opinions.
.... So, what do you guys think?
The first photo is one that is Jake we received while we were in the adoption process. His shirt is the similar (same vest different shirt???), so try not to let it sway you. I will post more on this in the future, as there is more to these photos and this story, but first I'd just like some feedback on if you all see similarities and think it is Jake.

Jake's photo

Other photos (double click to make them bigger)

Thanks for your feedback


Jolene and Dan Powell said...

I think of all the pictures, the third one looks the most like Jake. It's so hard when they are that far away, but it sure looks like him. It's too bad you can't see eyebrows, ears, etc... The third picture has me convinced.

J and B said...

I think you're instincts are right on, Violet. And I'm guessing your instincts are what is fueling your "obsession." I definitely see the resemblance. Besides, how many other kids in one single orphanage could look THAT much like Jake?? I'm convinced! :-)