What Daniel and Barbara Smith never expected for their family, turned out to be the greatest journey and blessing of their lives. Daniel and Barbara celebrated 30 years of marriage this year and Barbara shared, “We always wanted children but we couldn’t get pregnant. God placed a baby in our lives and Shepherd Care made it possible!”
In 2009, Daniel and Barbara first met their son, Michael, at 4 months old. At the time, he was in an unsafe home that was unfit to care for him. While the biological family was unsure what to do next, Daniel and Barbara loved Michael and cared for him in their home.
“I remember being scared to death of the whole court system, but I knew Michael belonged with us,” Barbara explained. That was where Shepherd Care stepped in and was able to advocate for the Smith family and for the biological family so everyone involved would have peace and confidence that the best decision was being made for baby Michael.
“As we entered the adoption process I got to know some of the staff members at Shepherd Care and they were all so helpful to me. They just held my hand and stepped me through everything,” said Barbara.
Today the Smith family is thriving and Michael is a happy 8-year-old boy! Michael represents one of hundreds of life-changing adoptions Shepherd Care has guided over the last 30 years.
“My experience opened my eyes to all the good work Shepherd Care does,” Barbara said.
If you want to learn more about Adoption by Shepherd Care and how you can be a part of creating a forever family for a child in need, visit adoptabsc.org for more information or to talk with our team.