A Different Kind of Networking

A family is matched through Craigslist.

Jessalynn Speight August 17, 2014

Although this video is riddled with awful adoption language I would never ever use on the news to describe adoption, this video is important.

You never know how or where a birth mom will view a profile. This family posted their profile on Craigslist, and it was the means through which a baby boy was placed in his home. In this video, we get to hear the stories of the birth mom and the parents and how they found each other prior to the adoption. We also get to see Tammy’s first reunion with her birth sons two years later.

Networking is everything when hoping to adopt. Using every outlet possible and available. It could be word of mouth, pass along cards, Craigslist, or your agency. It is hard to say which one will work, so why not try them all!?




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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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