Heartbreak, Hope, and Healing

An adoption triad story that hit the news

Jessalynn Speight January 17, 2014

Rarely does adoption make news in a positive form. Minus some of the language not being desirable for stereotype reasons, this news clip does wonderful things for the adoption community.

This is a video that shows every step of the adoption journey for both birthmom and couple.

At minute 2:15, you’ll discover that when you are writing a profile for a birthmom to see, it is the little things that matter.

At minute 3:00, you see the extreme vulnerability that adoptive couples have to go through. They have to be willing to put their emotions out on the line.

The love everyone in this triad has for each other is apparent.

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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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