Willie Robertson Talks Adoption

The Duck Dynasty star talks about adopting his son Willie Jr.

Jessalynn Speight August 09, 2014

Although the language in this video is not widely preferred adoption language, the sentiment is what is important.

Willie Robertson talks about how he and his wife just felt adoption was right. He talks about how they also chose a bi-racial child because they were harder to place.

He goes on to explain how the thought of any child going without a home is not something he likes to think about.

Something that I love about this particular video is that his adopted son’s name is Willie Jr. Even though Willie has an older biological son, his adopted son got his father’s name. This is incredible to me. This shows that they instantly saw past the non-matching DNA and thought of him as their son.

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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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