While it's common to see remarkable photographs of mothers loving their children in the media, special needs children and their mothers are often missing.
Photographer Natalie McCain decided to buck the trend and feature mothers and their children with special needs as part of her ongoing photo series, The Honest Body Project.
"I want to help share stories from mothers that aren't typically spoken about or seen in the media," McCain said to ABC News. "I chose to do a series on mothers with children who have special needs because I want to help reach other mothers who can relate."
The amazing images include children with special needs such as Autism, Down syndrome and more.
Here are seven photos of mothers and children with special needs that are incredibly heartwarming: