Back in my college days, I took a class called “Counseling Children” as a part of the programming for my Psychology minor. To this day, it is one of my favorite classes I have ever taken. Near the end of the course, we spent an entire class period watching the Disney Pixar movie, “Inside Out.” … Continue reading Bearing the Weight of “Bothness”
We’ve had quite the hiatus from this platform so allow me to update you on our adoption process: we are the very proud parents of our precious daughter, Ebeny Autumn Smith! Ebeny was born on 9/29/21 and joined our family on 10/3/21. Ebeny- a shortened form of the Hebrew word “ebenezer” meaning “stone of help.” … Continue reading Welcome, Ebeny!- Meet our daughter
The past several weeks, as we’ve been waiting for the finalization of our home study, Josiah and I have been putting together our adoptive parent profile. When a couple is pursuing domestic infant adoption, this profile acts as a means for expectant moms to narrow down the choices of potential parents for their child. While … Continue reading Profile Ponderings: Praying for our Birth Mom
“But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons.”Galatians 4:4-5 This year, as we sat amidst stacks of unwrapped gifts, talking and laughing with family, my mind couldn’t help but wander to the hope … Continue reading Christmas: God’s Intentional Adoption Plan
As we’re ramping up for the Christmas season and just coming off of Thanksgiving, I’ve seen a trend on social media that I’ve been LOVING. Amidst a year of trials, struggles, and frustrations some people have been sharing the good that 2020 has brought. For us, 2020 will be memorable for many reasons (as I’m … Continue reading Counting Our Blessings
We’ve made the announcement– we are adopting!! The congratulations have rolled in, we’ve been showered with encouragement, and our community is rallied and ready to go. But now that we’ve made our hopes and dreams known, the question becomes, “So what’s next? Where are you now in the process?” I mentioned in our last post … Continue reading So, Where Are We Now?
Now, if we’re honest with each other, this may have been one of the first thoughts that popped into your head when you heard of our adoption…and that’s okay! With each “announcement” of our adoption journey to friends and family we have been met with sweet and greatly appreciated excitement followed by curious and well-intentioned … Continue reading Why Adoption First?
We are so excited to finally announce that the Smith family is getting ready to grow! Adoption has been a dream of ours since our dating days and we could not be more excited that this dream is becoming a reality. We wanted to start a blog so we can share this journey with the … Continue reading We’re Adopting!