Precious Cargo

Adoptive parents tell the story of their baby's birthmother's decision to carry her baby and place her with a family.

Jessalynn Speight January 17, 2014

A birthmother never has an easy choice.

Carrying a baby for 9 months, knowing that baby will never be yours, is painful and emotional. You must be careful that you are thinking truly about the baby and not just yourself.

There are a lot of moving parts once you decide on adoption as a birthmother. You have to find a family, you have to continue carrying the baby and caring for your body, then you have to go through the excruciatingly painful experience of childbirth. After birth you place your baby in someone else’s arms forever.

The way the adoptive mom gets emotional about the birthmother and the adoptee at 2:10 will break your heart into a million pieces. There is so much love in adoption– so many careful, thought out, acts of love.

*Bonus* Who wouldn’t want to give birth with blue hair?!?!

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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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