A full classroom on a Friday morning is not an unusual sight at the Salt Lake Institute building adjacent to the University of Utah campus. However, those who filled the room on Aug. 10 sought knowledge a bit more specific than the usual college-aged institute class. They were attending a regional Families Supporting Adoption conference.
A husband reached over and placed his arm around his wife, whose notebook balanced on her lap as her pen moved rapidly across the blank page. On the other side of the room, another couple sat, nodding and smiling, sometimes shedding tears, as they listened to feelings and experiences with which they could easily relate. Scriptures were quoted, a teacher led a discussion and students took notes. This was a setting where people felt edified by the Spirit.