My Adoption Story

A birthmother's video tribute to her birthson

Jessalynn Speight January 17, 2014

Although adoption is an emotional rollercoaster– and at times during placement and birth you don’t know how you will get through it as the birthparent– there can be times of happiness and peace.

The first time I saw this video, I was pregnant. I didn’t like it because she was smiling in all the pictures. Now I see know that it is okay to be happy, it is okay to peaceful. This video shows in every picture just how much this birthmother loves her birthchild.

At 3:15 you see the inevitable pain a birthmother goes through when getting through the final moments of placement.

Grab the tissues, ladies and gents. This is a good one.

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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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