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
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?