A Birthmother’s Wish

A great slideshow by Birthmom Buds

Jessalynn Speight January 17, 2014

The true beauty of this video is the fact that it shows how much each picture birthmother’s have/receive is treasured.

There is joy in visits, pictures, and updates. Updates provide peace and joy.

It can reaffirm the mother’s choice to place.

The most important thing an update says is that the adoptive parents love the birth parents and think of them.

If an open adoption is arranged and not followed through on, it can stunt the healing process of the birthmother and create problems for everyone in the triad in the future. These updates are so important and anticipated like Christmas morning. Even a quick cell phone picture with a quick sentence is calming to the soul.

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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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