Sonya and Roderick joined the Everlasting family in August 2016 when they decided that adoption would be the best way to grow their family. Roderick himself was adopted, and the similarities between Roderick’s story and Apollos’ story were serendipitous. Much like Apollos, Roderick’s birth mom also made the decision to place him for adoption. Roderick and Apollos were also the 5th child, and while his birth mom faced a lack of support for her decision, she decided this was the best decision for him. Amy felt the same for Apollos. Roderick enjoys a good and healthy relationship with his birth mother and siblings! He still visits with his birth mother. As Apollos’ birth parents wrestled with this decision, Sonya and Roderick, waited with grace and patience. When they met the first time, just before Apollos was born, they spent hours laughing and getting to know each other. When a second wave of uncertainty came over Amy and her partner, Sonya and Roderick once again waited, prayed and kept the faith that what was meant to be, would be. Ultimately, it was decided, that Apollos was destined to be Sonya and Roderick’s son. Everyone welcomed Apollos Craig on June 18th at 11:41 p.m. He was 8lbs 1 oz, and 20.5 inches of beautiful baby boy! During their 11 month journey, their patience was tested, but their strength and hope carried them through. We cannot thank Apollos’ birth parents enough for their selflessness and love for their son. Welcome to the world, Apollos!