Protecting Yourself From the Baby Black Market

How one mom stepped up and helped take down a ring of baby sellers.

Jessalynn Speight July 22, 2014

This is a story sure to make your stomach churn.

Women taking advantage of other women to make money and exploit those yearning for a child.

It is a wonder to think anyone would have the gumption to do such a thing. Luckily, this video ends on a good note–the women this story is about were sentenced for their crime.

There are good people in this world. Unfortunately for those hoping to adopt, there are also a lot of evil people looking to take advantage of those who are vulnerable.

To protect yourself from becoming embroiled in situations like this:

*Always do a background check on any adoption professionals you’re considering using.  Check with your state’s licensing board to ensure that the organization or individual is in good standing with the state.

*Ask for references.

*Check to ensure your agency has been accredited.

*Be alert to outrageously high adoption fees.  An adoption should never cost much more than $50,000.


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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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