About Hope Embraced
Hope Embraced is a full-service adoption agency that provides domestic adoption services, unplanned pregnancy counseling, profile creations, and home study services. Other companies may offer similar services, but our services are unique, and come with a personal touch.
Hope Embraced is an active member of  SCALAA (SC Association of Licensed Adoption Agencies).
In 2019 - Assisted with 46 adoptions

*Working with only 20-25 active adoptive clients at a time!
Jeanna Smith
Executive Director,
Certified Adoption Investigator, Birth Mom Coordinator
[email protected]

​(864) 641-8142​​
​​I have been blessed on all sides of adoption. I was a birth mom when I was 20 years old and experienced a lot of the emotions that birth moms go through. Then years later after getting married, went through years of infertility before becoming an adoptive parent. Adoption is very close to my heart and it brings me great joy to be a part of the adoption process with so many families. We believe families are formed in many different ways!

I have a degree in education,experience working in crisis pregnancy centers and maternity homes, working with adoption attorneys and adoption agencies, working face to face with birth parents, and guiding adopting families. I thank God for my professional and personal experiences through life so I can better relate to families going through this experience.  I look forward to working with you.

Michael Smith, BFA
Director of Marketing
Graphic Designer, Marketing, Professional Photographer
[email protected] / www.CrossroadDesignsStudio.com

​(864) 641-8363

I graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a degree in Graphic Design and Illustration. I am an adoptee (I actually had to sit down at 9 years old to look at profiles to choose my family!) and an adoptive parent. My wife, Jeanna, was a birth mother as well. Together, with our personal and professional experience, we are able to help families get a profile that is a “cut above” the other profiles that are out there. Jeanna is able to read through and help families with the text, from a birth mom’s perspective, and I am able to bring my vision and creativity to the profile with the graphics added to the family’s pictures and text.

I have had the privilege of helping families with their adoption profile/ dear birth mother letter/ lifestyle presentation for many years.  I offer other services as well, such as, Websites, Brochures,  and Pass-a-long cards, to help in networking your family and getting the word out there as much as possible.  I can do adoption (birth) announcements, invitations and family books.  I am here to help you! We want you to have the best profile possible so that a birth mom sees who you are with clarity and excitement. Pictures and text are very important in the profile. It is the package deal! You only get one chance to make a first impression!

Janna Briggs,
Assistant  Director
[email protected]
(330) 398-0186
I am married and mom to two wonderful boys and a little girl who are blessings in my life.  I am incredibly excited to see how God's plan will continue in all our lives, growing a beautiful family who I trust will be a beacon of God's love.  Rom. 8:28, "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."  Before I started working in adoptions, I had worled as a home health care provider for 7 years.  I also made the decision to expand my knowledge and became  certified as an EMT.  While working in those other fields, I would pray that God would provide opportunity for me to use my testimony to make a true difference in people's lives by helping them in their time of need.

Adoption has been near to my heart nearly all my life, and I am genuinely overjoyed to have the opportunity to assist in the process for those who God brings acorss my path.  I've  experienced personal joys and also true heartache, and hope to be a comfort and encouragement to those in need.  I have been able to work at a Crisis Women's Center and help those women that are going through some challenging decisions in their ives about themselves and their babies.  Phil. 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."  I look forward to each and every person who God plans for me to meet and be able to be instrumental in their lives.