An Adoption Story by the LaSuer Family

A couple shares their international journey of adoption.

Jessalynn Speight January 17, 2014

Finances are always a worry for any adoptive couple. This couple shows that “where there is a will, there is a way.”  Despite financial barriers, they knew this was the right step for them and they made it happen.

International adoption is a long road, but you will love the sincere joy this couple shows once they are finally able to complete their adoption.   It is beautiful seeing the couple’s first moments with their child and their deep understanding that bonding isn’t going to be immediate.

There are many amazing ways to raise money for your adoption if you need it. For ideas you can check out The Adoption Guide and see how other couples raised their money.

My favorite line:  ”She is just as much my daughter as they are my sons. It is possible to love someone who is not your blood just as much as ones who are.”

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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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