Adoptees and Adoptive Parents Say “Thank You!”

A video made to say thank you to birthparents everywhere.

Jessalynn Speight January 17, 2014

This was a beautiful tribute to birthmommas everywhere. To see the emotion from both the adoptees and adoptive couples is enough to make any grown man cry.

Birthmothers are important and should be celebrated, not necessarily as heroes, but as strong brave women. Sometimes birthmoms get lost in everyday life and can feel forgotten. I recommend this video when they start to wonder if it was all for nothing.

My favorite part is when the adoptee says, ” If it wasn’t for you, the people I call Mom and Dad would just be Pam and Lou.”

I also liked when the adoptive mom acknowledges that “your greatest pain, was my greatest joy.”

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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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