From Abuse to Foster Care to Adoption

A young woman describes her experiences growing up in an abusive home (WARNING: POSSIBLE TRIGGER).

Jessalynn Speight August 03, 2014

This is not a story for the faint of heart; nevertheless, I think everyone who can should watch it. It will certainly tug at your heartstrings and make you want to fill out paperwork to be a foster parent immediately.

This is such a beautiful in-depth look we are rarely shown. This strong woman has been through so much, yet has such a positive outlook. Her foster parents, and ultimately her adoptive parents, made such a huge impact on her life.

It is so wonderful her siblings were able to be adopted together and given an incredible life of stability that they never were given before. By the end, you engage and just become so happy for her. Makes me wish I could jump through the screen and hug her like crazy.


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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, 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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