Jack and Haley

A couple's journey to Ethiopia to adopt their son and daughter.

Jessalynn Speight August 26, 2014

This video shows the process from start to finish in international adoption.

There is paperwork, shots, visas, legal, travel, etc. Where there is a will, there is a way.

Jack (prince) and Haley (peaceful) are from an orphanage in Le Toukoul in Ethiopia. The family makes the journey to meet them, only to turn around and go home because of Ethiopia’s adoption laws. They come back again to finalize the adoption.

The incredible part about this video is that it shows all the love and support from their family and friends. Their friends throw a fundraiser, then meet them at the airport when they come home. Since international adoption is such a hard journey, a support system like the one this couple has is vital.

Jack and Haley are two of the more than 1,700 children who were adopted from Ethiopia in 2011.

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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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