Journey To Family

A story of older child adoption from Ethiopia

Jessalynn Speight September 02, 2014

This family goes on their journey to adopt from Ethiopia.

At the beginning of the film you see them preparing to leave. They pack and bring a crazy amount of things. I wanted to understand more about that, so I did some research. A lot of times for international adoptions families bring items to donate to the orphanage so that they can help the other children who are not getting adopted with needed supplies. I think this is a wonderful act of service.

I love once they get to the airport how the family’s son plays with his new brother. They are instant buddies, and that is what adoption is all about. This family brought their two children back to the US, and it’s great to see the huge amount of love and support these kids already had waiting for them, even though probably had no idea what was waiting for them once they got off the airplane.

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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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