Gotcha Day for Alec

The adoption shooooow!

Jessalynn Speight May 31, 2014

It takes a true hero to parent a child with special needs.  To knowingly adopt a child with HIV is a whole new ballpark.

The couple in this video demonstrate an inspirational perspective in looking for the beauty in all things. I love the excitement they show in getting to meet their child– combined with the child’s visible anxiety to find a home with a family who loved him no matter what.

This video shows that, despite doubts and discouragement from others (like those expressed by the doctor in the video), the right family can ensure that even a child with HIV can be happy, play, and enjoy life–just like any other child. Avert.org shows that worldwide nearly 16 million children under the age of 18 are orphaned because of HIV/AIDS. It also says that HIV/AIDS can not be transferred by toilet seat, shared cups, etc. It is not a contact exchange. disease. HIV/AIDS has the same amount of treatment as you would need with Type I Diabetes.

(And as you can tell from the subtitle, the excitement from the other siblings is a definite plus and adds to the “cute” factor.)

Every child is loveable.  Every child deserves a 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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