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Woman documents pregnancy, agony over adoption in revealing self-portraits

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Photographer and student Callie Mitchell documents her pregnancy and the loss she feels, giving her baby up for adoption.

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Young mom Callie Mitchell is forging her own path to create a new kind of modern family. The photography student garnered national attention when she went public with a series of intimate self-portraits taken during her pregnancy that showed her agonizing over whether she should keep her baby or put him up for adoption.

In this slideshow, Mitchell shares the photos from her pregnancy and describes her feelings as she decided whether to go forward with the adoption. The images and words in this slideshow are her own.