Family Adopts Girl from Foster Care 5 Days Before She Turns 18

Children of every age are hoping to be adopted from foster care.

Jessalynn Speight June 17, 2014

An emphasis in older child adoptions, this foster care adoption story will help you understand more of what it takes.

Amanda does not sugarcoat her story. She shares how she is a little bit bratty sometimes, she owns the fact that she can be defiant. She also shares how she just wanted a family. She wanted a stable environment where she could trust somebody.

It is sad to know that any child out there is craving a family of some sort to call her own. It really causes one to stop and think about all the wonderful things they have to be grateful for.

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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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