2 Dads Adopt 12 Kids

Real Life Modern Family

Jessalynn Speight July 29, 2014

This is an amazing story. A couple wants ONE child and ends up adopting 12! The best part is that they adopted sibling groups from foster care. Sibling groups are adopted less often than single children. According to childwelfare.gov, only about 23% of foster children are able to be placed with all of their siblings. Adopting one sibling group is challenging; adopting a few sibling groups is downright heroic. I love when they point out that the sibling groups just meshed and now all count each other as actual siblings. It is possible to blend families and make it work. Love conquers all, and this family is proof of that.

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Jessalynn Speight

Jessalynn Bills Speight placed for adoption 5.5 years ago. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. She placed her in the arms of an incredible family and share a wonderful open adoption. When her birth daughter was 6 months old she started a blog called www.Birthmothers4Adoption.com, 2 years later she got married to a stud muffin. She now has two kids and 2 fur babies. She resides in good ol' Utah. She started hosting retreats for adoptive couples and has now moved on to hosting birth mother retreats as well. She has presented at conferences and taught classes at women's retreats. She recently had an article in Cosmopolitan, was featured on Fox National News, The Kelly File, and several local news channels. She's helped film a documentary about adoption, a video called the Agape Project, and has blogged for many other websites and online magazines. She is an avid foodie and enjoys cooking, traveling, rescuing animals, learning about holistic healing, history, and photography.


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