Adopting from Guatemala: Bringing Matea Home

A family built through international adoption shares their journey to Guatemala.

Jessalynn Speight June 19, 2014

Disclaimer: This video yields pictures of the cutest, most chubby baby I have ever seen.

Seriously an adorable video. An interesting inside look at the process of adopting from Guatemala.  And they are SUCH a cute family.  I had to watch the rest of their videos after I watched this one.

The best part of this video is the love you feel radiating off this whole family. The adoptive dad and mom are both cute and hilarious. I want to be best friends with the mom already.

You see at the end when they have to leave Matea in Guatemala, not knowing if they would for sure be able to complete the adoption process or not.  It’s so heart-wrenching.

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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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