Consider Older Child Adoption

No child should be "nobody's child."

Jessalynn Speight July 20, 2014

This video will make you sad. This video will make you grateful for the computer or smartphone you are currently watching. Hopefully, this video will help you consider adopting an older child.

Older child adoptions just aren’t as popular. Couples tend to love the attraction (which is totally understandable) of a baby or toddler. Older children can present harder work when it comes to bonding.

But older children need families too. They age out of the system at 18 and that is the end of their care. No child should be left without a family. It isn’t right for a child to go their whole life never knowing what true love and stability is.

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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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