The Faces of Open Adoption

A birth mom chooses to place in an open adoption.

Jessalynn Speight August 19, 2014

This video is short and sweet, but it shows so much.

Open adoption requires a trusting, honest bond between birth family, adoptive family, and adoptee. Everyone involved must keep the child in mind at all times.

You can see from the first minutes of this baby’s life to the end of the video how much this birth mother loves and cares for this child.

Open adoption is becoming more common, and this video shows why it should stay on that trend. It makes for more love and more family.

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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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