An “Epidemic of Adoption”

Two dads talk about their dreams for the world's orphans.

Jessalynn Speight July 05, 2014

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”  -James 1: 27

This video features two Christian dads who, as part of an adoption advocacy campaign called Catalyst, are working to create what they describe as an “epidemic of adoption”  that will ensure that each of the 143 million orphans in the world are given opportunities to be loved and cared for.

These two men are both adoptive dads and are very passionate about adoption, which is a wonderful thing to see.  (Personally, my favorite part is at 1:05 when the adoptive father speaks of his relationship with the birthmother.) 

To learn more about the Catalyst Campaign, and learn how you can help, visit their website: 143million.org.

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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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