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Happy Adoption Day!

January 14th, 2011 by bsmith | Filed under Smith Family Adventures.

Seven years ago today, we brought Destiny Marie Smith home from the hospital.  The finalization took a few more months, but as you can see she was a part of our family from the moment Ken first held her. (I think Ken was talking with the social worker in this picture)

Daddy Meets Destiny

Justin was so excited to bring his new little sister home!  He could hardly wait to share her with his friends.

Welcome Home Destiny!

The road to the finalization of Destiny’s adoption had some potholes, but finally we were able to make things official! (Yes, I was about 10 months pregnant with Jared at the time!)   Justin returned to kindergarten after the finalization ceremony and reported to his class, “The judge said we can keep my sister forever and ever!”

Destiny's Adoption Day

I’ll never forget the day I first held Destiny in my arms.  I am very lucky to be her mom.  Today I pray for all children around the world who are waiting for their forever families and parents who are considering adoption.  May God bring these families together as beautifully as he did ours.

In the word’s of folk singer John McCutcheon,

So here’s to you and three cheers to you! Let’s shout it, “Hip, hip,hip, hooray!”  For out of a world so tattered and torn, you came to our house on that wonderful morn, and all of a sudden this family was born. Oh, happy Adoption Day!

Happy Trails,


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