Adopted at 32

Now a father of four, Keith McAfee shares his unusual adoption story.

Jessalynn Speight June 20, 2014

This is a very different story about love that passes through generations. Keith McAfee was officially adopted at 32 (although adopted much sooner unofficially). He has an incredible story of finding “a safe place, a refuge” in the McAfee family.  He explains how happy he is to share his parents’ name. He is proud that his wife and children also share this name.

And then he became an adoptive parent. One day while at a conference, he and his family felt called to adopt. They brought sweet Claire into the mix. He shares that although she has special needs, she is definitely a part of their family and meant to be included in their last name as well.

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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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