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Birth Vlog | Adoption Day Of Our Baby Girl | EMOTIONAL Adoption Journey [CC]

  • Published on Aug 4, 2019 veröffentlicht
  • This birth vlog shows the adoption of our daughter from the perspective of us, the adoptive parents, in the hospital waiting to meet our baby and the emotional 48hrs after she is born. Everything on that day and up until papers are signed is decided by the birth mother. This was a semi-open domestic infant adoption with a state adoption agency.
    After 2.5 years of battling infertility we welcomed our little baby girl Evangeline into our family on July 18th, 2019. You can check out the other videos on my channel to see our journey to starting our family. Be sure to subscribe to see how we grow our family next. I love hearing from you all so leave your comments below!
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Comments • 0

  • Shan Xoxo
    Shan Xoxo 3 years ago +278

    I was adopted! I’m happy it happened I got given amazing parents ❤️

    • Annabeth
      Annabeth 3 years ago +7

      Shan Xoxo same!!

    • Segofalang
      Segofalang 3 years ago +9

      How old were you guys when you got adopted? Considering adoption myself..

    • Annabeth
      Annabeth 3 years ago +5

      Nay I was very young! Please just remember if you’re considering adopting you have to be ready for everything! A lot of people aren’t

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago +8

      @Segofalang My husband and I were 27 and 28 when we started the process.

    • Piyush Kumar Singh
      Piyush Kumar Singh 3 years ago +3

      Do you know your real parents?

  • Jessica Rechani
    Jessica Rechani 2 years ago +22

    You don’t just need to be related to be a family, a family is built by love whether a child is biological or adopted...your adoption story is absolutely beautiful and so is your little girl!

  • Michelle McMiken
    Michelle McMiken 3 years ago +24

    After 10 years of infertility and two failed IVF treatments, we're going to adopt my sister's baby in July 2020. So grateful for this opportunity and it's nice to know we're not alone. It's much harder to adopt a non-family member baby here in New Zealand though. Adoptive parents have bugger all rights. Anyway, congrats guys. Your videos are invaluable.

    • Adji thiane Diagne
      Adji thiane Diagne 11 months ago

      Oh my god that IS so sweat your sisters baby 🥰. I thought only sénégalaise people do that when a family membre Can not have babies a sister or cousin or brother make one for you and give it to you. I'm so happy for you

  • Effy Fae
    Effy Fae 3 years ago +89

    I'm a birth mom. The one sad thing I went through was disassociating after birth. I had the mindset that my baby was not mine. I'm so happy that I did it though. He's now 9 and he has the most amazing family and little sister. It's an open adoption so I still get to see him. I couldn't have ever made him as happy as he is with them. I don't regret it at all. It was definitely a whole experience but I wouldn't have changed anything. I am finally ready to have my own baby and I know mentally it's going to be all new because he was meant for his parents and this one will be for me.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago +11

      Effy thank you so much for sharing your story! It fills me with joy hearing about a successful open adoption and all the love you little boy is getting. I wish you the best of luck on the next steps in your journey 💙

    • H G
      H G 2 years ago +7

      Bless you! Praying everything goes as planned and both of you are happy and healthy!

  • Maryshell Smith
    Maryshell Smith Year ago +2

    She is adorable! 👶

  • Brittani Fleming
    Brittani Fleming Year ago +8

    This has me in tears! I can’t wait to meet our baby girl in February! We’re adopting as well 🥰

  • Sara Whipkey
    Sara Whipkey 4 years ago +169

    Wow. Im a birth mom here thank you so much for sharing this. Im due in November and i absolutely love the parents i have picked for my son. But still this is hard and ive been feeling so down getting closer to tge due date this video has helped me remember im doing the right thing. How blessed to be apart of this journey. Congrats to yall on your little girl.

    • Navila Phillips
      Navila Phillips 4 years ago +7

      Wish you luck girl

    • Jodi Wienkes
      Jodi Wienkes 4 years ago +8

      Hugsss it’s so hard to be in your spot. I said a prayer for you, the baby and the adoptive parents. You are making such a loving unselfish decision.♥️💙

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +22

      Thank you so much for commenting. I never would have thought that this video would help potential birth mommas and it warms my heart to know I helped you even a little bit in this season of your journey. My thoughts are with you, your baby and the potential adoptive parents. Sending all the love your way ❤.

    • Joanne Willoughby
      Joanne Willoughby 4 years ago +8

      Sara Whipkey Thinking of you and sending prayers for you especially but also for your son and the parents you’ve picked. I think birth momma’s are the the most selfless parents and deserve so much praise 💞

      PINK LIFE-KRISTINA 4 years ago +7

      Sara Whipkey
      You are amazing! What you are doing is so selfless and there are so few women out there as brave as you. I hope you can someday share your journey and understand just how amazing you are! I wish more women were as warm hearted as you and I am praying for you and your son. These adoptive parents are getting something so precious that you are selflessly giving them. Their family wouldn’t be possible without you and it’s so amazing of you. Good luck to you and I wish you the best. Thank you for what you are doing that many women are to weak to do. Love.

  • Caitlin Yule
    Caitlin Yule 4 years ago +317

    As wonderful as these adoption videos are, I cant help but feel such sorrow for the birth moms.. I cannot imagine handing my baby off. It must be pure agony.

      KAES ASMR 4 years ago +12

      Caitlin Yule I know. I can’t imagine either. It’s crazy to think about.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +71

      It is true that all adoptions begin with loss but there is lots of love, tears, and joy mixed in as well. Birth mom's are so amazing because they endure the pain of loss for the long term well-being of their child. The pain goes beyond that day too which is why I encourage people to pick adoption agencies that have long term care and support in place for birth moms.
      Open adoptions also offer a much better long term outcome for everyone in the adoption triad. If you are interested in learning more about open adoptions, check out this video: clip-share.net/video/y5ffCObt-lc/video.html.

    • Karri Armijo Routt
      Karri Armijo Routt 4 years ago +62

      Caitlin Yule Don’t feel sorry for me. I made the best choice for my daughter, and that choice was a decision made in the best interest of my child.

    • Nicole Rae
      Nicole Rae 4 years ago +7

      It really is... the hardest thing in the WORLD!

    • Charizard X
      Charizard X 3 years ago +20

      Yup it’s hard but the birth moms have so much love for their child that they are willing to give their child the best life. Even if giving them the best life means not raising their child

  • JNL
    JNL 4 years ago +26

    Seeing her in your arms just feels so right. I can’t imagine all the emotions you have been through and to see how open your heart was to the birth mother and how much it affected you makes it obvious that you have the heart of a mother. ❤️ I hope things are settling down and I hope you feel peace and joy!

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +3

      Thank you so much; we are settling in great and loving every moment.

  • Gisele Maia
    Gisele Maia 4 years ago +32

    She is so adorable! The video was very emotional and I love how you mention how hard it is even though everyone was on the same page. People sometimes forget to mention the loss when talking about adoption! Congratulations again!!

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +5

      Thank you so much for your kind words. Adoption is a hard path but I am so happy this match worked out for everyone involved.

  • Melissa Evans
    Melissa Evans 6 months ago +1

    Just found your channel and congratulations on the baby girl!❤️

  • Poppy Tzu
    Poppy Tzu 3 years ago +8

    Congratulations !! You are going to be wonderful parents and Evangeline is so blessed to have not only you and daddy loving her - but her wonderful brave birth mom as well. You're kindness and concern for her birth mom says a lot about how much love you have to give. God Bless !

  • Berny Gar
    Berny Gar 3 years ago +38

    An adopted child is the most wanted child in this world. ❤

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago +4

      Totally agree 💙

    • Marcia T
      Marcia T 2 years ago

      I adopted 4 children, 2 are now adults. Although I didn't enter their lives when they were infants, we are closely bonded n they are always reminded they are desperately needed and, forever loved, and have infinite value to us. They r a God sent n the greatest blessings in my life. They r super amazing.

  • Laurie Herrebrugh
    Laurie Herrebrugh 4 years ago +5

    She is ADORABLE! Congratulations!! It seems like this process went so fast for you, but I am sure there are a lot of behind the scenes that we didnt see. This gives me so much hope that our adoption journey goes this quickly and smoothly!

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      Thank you sooo much! It was 7 months from submitting the application to getting her. It moved fast partially because I dug in and powered through the home study and partially because of luck. Best of luck on your adoption journey!

  • Bee Carlton
    Bee Carlton 4 years ago +10

    First moms are really special and a huge part of a child’s story ❤️ Now your family can continue writing the chapters....

  • Laura and Jeremy
    Laura and Jeremy 3 years ago +13

    So Beautiful!!! 😭 We are adopting as well and can't wait to show our little one when they are born!

    • lisa lewis
      lisa lewis 3 years ago

      Oh God bless you ! I want to be in your shoes so bad. How can I adopt a baby and how can you pay everything

  • Angela Meadows
    Angela Meadows 3 years ago +4

    I would love a full video!! So precious!!

  • 0906blue
    0906blue 4 years ago +244

    For a birth mother to give a child to a family is the most selfless act a mother can do for her child. I have so much respect for a woman who gives her child away because the child will have a life that she can't give them. God be with you through this time and always.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +33

      Thank you for having such a positive view on adoption. So many people don't understand that placing a child for adoption is never an easy choice no matter the circumstances. Many birth families could parent if they absolutely had to but know what is BEST is to find another family to parent.

    • Umbrella ☔️
      Umbrella ☔️ 3 years ago +6

      Jesus loves you god bless you amen seek the lord Jesus while he may be found isaiah 55:6 amen

  • lizzieknz
    lizzieknz 4 years ago +6

    She is just so gorgeous. You have a seriously cute baby there! I would love to hear a birth story.
    I found your channel when you were early on in your last pregnancy (about 10 months ago). I was pregnant with my second child and only a few weeks behind you. I sit here and watch this video with my 9 week old baby and it has made me cry. I cry because you finally get your baby, for the babies you lost and also for the birth Mum. What an incredible thing to do. Evangeline is so lucky to have so many people who love her and want the best for her. xx

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +1

      Thank you so much for your support and for watching all this time. We are loving every moment of having her.

  • Sandra Rawn
    Sandra Rawn 4 years ago +3

    Congratulations to you and your families! This baby girl looks like she's in for a life of lots of love, hugs, kisses and tickles! Babies are such a blessing and such a gift! God Bless all of you and my heart goes out to birth mom!

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +1

      I thousand kisses a day for sure. Thanks for watching!

  • Shadow_Hills Grandma
    Shadow_Hills Grandma 11 months ago +3

    I helped my BF adopt her baby. I arranged it, went thru labor and held the little guy , rocked him til his new parents came for him. I still cry thinking about him. NOT EVERY PERSON CAN BE A PARENT. Babies are a Gift from God. And need to be with worthy parents.

  • Renee Cram
    Renee Cram 2 years ago +1

    Thank you for sharing your adoption story. My husband and I had a similar experience adopting our daughter. Our experience happened within 10 days; from finding out she was a possibility to taking her home from the hospital. Our daughter is such a miracle!
    I just loved how you described your feelings about the birth-mother and how she is essentially trusting you both to parent this baby girl. I felt the same way and your story has allowed me to put those feelings to words. So when we are sharing more about our daughters adoption story with her, these will be words we use. Thank you.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  2 years ago

      You are so very welcome Renee 💙 Congratulations on your swift and successful adoption. Sending all the love to your family and your little girl's birth family as well.

  • Rasberry Pudding
    Rasberry Pudding 2 years ago +1

    I’ve always said that adoption was something I’ll be doing in the future, now I’m obsessed with watching adoption videos 😁

  • Melissa Wilson
    Melissa Wilson 3 years ago +2

    You are so right when you said every adoption starts from a loss. I placed my baby at birth 22 years ago while I was in college. It was a closed adoption. About 6 months ago we found each other through Ancestry DNA. We were actually both looking for each other. I was so worried that her Mom and Dad would be upset but they love her so much that their response was that it just means there is more love. Even though adoption was the right choice my heart was broken for 22 years. I have 2 other children who are 16 and 18. All three now have a wonderful relationship. And I talk to my birth daughter several times a week. Adoption is such a beautiful thing. You have a beautiful family and I wish you good health and happiness. Sending love from Georgia 💗

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago

      Melissa I am so overjoyed to hear you were able to connect with your daughter and everyone now gets to have a relationship with one another! As more and more positive stories like yours are shared, I am hoping more and more people are open to open adoptions. Thank you for all the love 💙

  • Simple Scripture Songs
    Simple Scripture Songs 3 years ago +1

    I am so happy for this new little family

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer 4 years ago +29

    Wow! She is absolutely precious! Congratulations! So many tears 😭. So happy for you. 💗

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +3

      Thank you so much! She is just the cutest and getting cuter every day. 💙

  • Annabeth
    Annabeth 3 years ago +22

    As an adoptee please promise me something. Please love her and care for her as if she was blood related to you. Please Never make her feel as if she is different or isn’t any less yours than she would’ve been if she was blood related to you. Please remind her everyday that she is wanted and loved. I stress this to you because I have felt this way growing up as an adoptee. It wasn’t anything my parents had done to make me feel this way but sometimes the thoughts lingered in my head and it would’ve been nice to hear these things more than I did growing up, and still now. Much love to you and your family❤️

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago +6

      Of course Miranda. She is our everything, our first born and our perfect daughter. We love her completely and feel honored that we get to be her parents.

  • DDJ xX
    DDJ xX Year ago

    I love the video congratulations to the birth mom you and your husband she's beautiful I'm happy for you guys I hope you enjoy life as new parents 💙💙

    KAES ASMR 4 years ago +2

    Congrats on this journey. I can’t imagine going through everything you guys have endured. You both are quite amazing. She’s absolutely beautiful. My son has like white hair. He’s very blonde and he was born with it. From the looks of her hair I think it will definitely be strawberry blonde. That’s my guess. Lol

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +1

      Thank you so much for watching and you kind words. The Husband is definitely hoping for blonde.

  • linda wild
    linda wild 3 years ago +2

    So happy for you both! Baby Evangeline is so adorable! CONGRATULATIONS 🎉🎠👶👼🍼🤱♥️💗💗💞💜💙💓💝🙏🏻🧚💐🌹🌷🌺🏵️🌻

  • phantomvampyress shadowkissed

    I just came across your channel. I think you adopting a baby is wonderful. Im a mother of two daughters . I birthed them but it's awesome when i see people adopt a baby. You saved their life. I have a few cousins that were adopted. My cousin couldn't have children so she adopted and my great aunt couldn't have children so she adopted 3 . My aunt on my dads side couldn't have children she adopted a girl too she just graduated high school she is a beautiful smart kind girl.

  • Jenn B
    Jenn B 2 years ago +1

    Congratulations!!! So beautiful

  • Bonnie Goens
    Bonnie Goens 4 years ago +2

    So happy for you !! She is adorable

  • linda wild
    linda wild 4 years ago +17

    I would love to see a birth vlog! Congratulations

  • Shay Tv
    Shay Tv 2 years ago +2

    Wow ! Great video! I never seen an adoption before I’m not sure why I thought you just pick the baby up and get to go home. I think it’s great that they give you a room to stay and everything ! Very informative

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  2 years ago

      Hey thanks for watching! Adoption has often been portrayed that way in movies and honestly that is how it was as recently as 20-30 years ago. There have been some great strides forward in birth mother rights and building a healthier more open adoption triad in the last few decades.

  • Clarissa Beeding
    Clarissa Beeding 4 years ago +3

    Congratulations! I’ve watched your journey and I love this so much! She’s beautiful

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      Thanks so much for watching all this time!

  • Miranda Stoner
    Miranda Stoner 4 years ago +17

    Strawberry blonde. That's what my son's hair looked like also. So sweet and beautiful ❤️

  • grace rush
    grace rush 3 years ago +2

    such a precious family❤️

  • Arushi Dwivedi
    Arushi Dwivedi 2 years ago +1

    She is soo cute 😍❤️

  • MrsSFBJ
    MrsSFBJ 4 years ago +2

    Happy day! Congratulations on your lucky lucky daughter to have you two for parents!!! XXx

  • Cali momma
    Cali momma 3 years ago +1

    So happy for you? As an adoptive momma of two their is nothing better! Don’t know how you stayed so calm!! I was such a wreck!

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago

      I had totally been a wreck the few days leading up to this. I think I had just maxed out on nervousness.

  • Jenny
    Jenny 3 years ago +3

    Awww I loved this!

  • Chani B
    Chani B 3 years ago

    I’m so happy for you both❤️🥰🙏💕

  • Felicity Beatson
    Felicity Beatson 3 years ago +3

    I’m terrified of the labor process so definitely going to do what you’re doing, the only thing I’ll be sad about is that I cannot breast feed my child

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago +1

      You might want to consider an elective c-section as well. Lots of women have anxiety around labor, so I would encourage you to chat with your doctor about your options before completely taking it off the table. Thanks for watching!

  • Maddie Oliver
    Maddie Oliver 4 years ago +3

    Congratulations 🎊 she is so precious😍

  • G Momof1
    G Momof1 4 years ago +1

    Stumbled onto this today and cried...god bless ALL ~ congratulations mom and dad. My son is 20 and adoption then versus now is different; I am envious. Wishing you all the best and enjoy every little bit cuz before you know it you will be sending Evangeline off to college lol!🙏🏻👨‍👩‍👧

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      Thank you so much for your kind words. When we first started pursuing adoption my mother was shocked at how much it had changed(she had helped facilitate a few in her nursing days). I think the whole attitude around adoption is shifting towards the better and I am so happy open adoptions are available now.

  • Jamie H
    Jamie H 4 years ago +3

    I’m lovinc your videos! My husband and I are at the beginning of our adoption journey and your videos are so encouraging! You have a friend in PA if you ever need adoptive mama support!

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      Thank you so much! Best of luck on your journey! Keep me updated.😀

  • Lakeshia Copeland
    Lakeshia Copeland 4 years ago +6

    Congrats she is absolutely perfect!!!!

  • Afrodita & Elvis H.
    Afrodita & Elvis H. 3 years ago +4

    This is so beautiful, couples that love to be parents to a blessed little soul bringing you two joy 🌟 i love stories like this.

  • Katia Lemos
    Katia Lemos 3 years ago +1

    Oh my Goodness, she is gorgeous ! 😍 Congratulations ! 💖

  • DAB'S Reborns and more Darci Burkes

    Congratulations she is so adorable!

  • debbie derosier
    debbie derosier 3 years ago +3

    She’s very alert for a new born.
    Congratulations 🎉🎈
    Your correct just like Alex has said adoption is better sweet.
    A sad situation turns someone else’s into a great situation.
    Keep the love ❤️ for your baby girl and birth mom.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago

      Thank you Debbie! Adoption has truly changed us beyond just growing our family. I think about her birth mom every day and truly wish the absolute best for her.

  • Denae Branch
    Denae Branch 4 years ago +3

    We've adopted too, it's the best! Beautiful family you have!

  • Sharon FLOYD
    Sharon FLOYD 4 years ago +4

    Congratulations on your beautiful daughter. What a blessing. This little girl has two mothers, two special mothers. Again congratulations💕💕

  • Missy Paige Johnson
    Missy Paige Johnson 3 years ago +1

    I am so happy for y’all we got our daughter 16 years ago she was a month old our oldest kids were already adults if it wasn’t for her me or my husband wouldn’t be here today because we lost our biological son two months ago and I feel very deep in my heart that God let this happen because he knew we were gonna lose our son

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago

      Thank you for sharing your story Missy; I am so sorry to hear of your lose. The is almost nothing that can help with the hurt of losing a child but I am so glad you have your daughter to pour your love into. 💙

  • Jamie
    Jamie 4 years ago +1

    Congratulations!!!!!😍 I sobbed through this whole video💁🏻‍♀️ happy tears obviously!

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +1

      Ahhhh thank you so much! Happy to share some happy news!

    • Tere Lewis
      Tere Lewis 4 years ago +1

      Jamie omg me too lol

  • Brooke Warner
    Brooke Warner 4 years ago +345

    I’m a birth mom of a beautiful baby girl that I put up for adoption in March of this year. No judgement please but I was one of those that didn’t know I was pregnant, She just turned 6 months old and is so beautiful. I have my moments of regret but then I realize that god gave me her for a reason and that was to give somebody the gift a child that they couldn’t have. The parents I picked are amazing and I get weekly pictures of her. I have seen her in person a few times as well.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +38

      Thanks for sharing your story! I am so glad you get to have such a open relationship with your daughter and her parents 💙

    • Izzie Gray
      Izzie Gray 4 years ago +31

      This brings tears to my eyes. I am a birth mom as well. I was very young at the time and found out at 28 weeks pregnant. I placed that baby for adoption over 4 years ago. The adoptive parents are the sweetest most kind people, and I am so blessed to have them in my life. There should never be judgment for placing your baby for adoption be proud! You are a warrior! Remember you gave a gift to that family! Don't ever be ashamed!❤️

    • TheGaming Squid
      TheGaming Squid 3 years ago +8

      You did the right thing ❤️❤️❤️

    • Keira Jones
      Keira Jones 3 years ago +9

      YOU are amazing

    • Poppy Tzu
      Poppy Tzu 3 years ago +2

      God Bless you ! You are an amazing woman and obviously a very loving one as well. I have so much respect for you !

  • Colleen Hardy
    Colleen Hardy 18 days ago

    Angeline is adorable and yes you got a cute one 😊💖

  • Krist3n Mari3
    Krist3n Mari3 4 years ago +3

    New subscriber. She's just beautiful, congratulations mumma ✌🏼🙌🏼🇦🇺

  • Montze Im
    Montze Im 4 years ago +1

    Precious little girl! Congratulations!

  • Julie Gale
    Julie Gale 4 years ago +24

    Congrats!! Her hair does look red to me, so cute!

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +3

      Thank you! She has even more hair now and it keeps looking more red.

  • Maria Schwartz
    Maria Schwartz Year ago

    She is lovely ! As is her mom

  • Vanessa Penaluna
    Vanessa Penaluna 4 years ago +332

    Birth moms are the strongest human beings on Earth! The. Strongest.

    • Valarie's RisingSun
      Valarie's RisingSun 4 years ago +1

      That's the truth! ❤❤

    • Nicole Rae
      Nicole Rae 4 years ago +1

      Amen to that!! Yes we are!!

    • Nicole Rae
      Nicole Rae 4 years ago

      Vanessa Penaluna - some days are harder than others though. That’s a fact!

    • Violet Bennet
      Violet Bennet 3 years ago +11

      Vanessa Penaluna to recognise that the best thing for a child isn’t you and to give that opportunity to another family is such a selfless thing it takes so much strength. I’m adopted and we definitely have a lot of respect for our birth mums in our family. We call them the tummy mummy’s and say thank you for their selfless gift ever birthday and adoption day. X

    • Morgan walters
      Morgan walters 3 years ago +12

      💯. We adopted our gorgeous girl and naturally got pregnant 6 mos later after years of infertility. As the pregnancy progressed I began o feel the baby move. I vividly remember rocking our daughter one evening and sobbing as the baby inside me moved. My husband walked in and asked what was wrong. I cried to him, “She felt this. She felt her moving inside her for months and months and still had the courage and strength to give her to us”. That moment still resonates with me almost 14 years later. Birth mothers are courageous and strong beyond comprehension ❤️

  • Jess B
    Jess B 4 years ago +2

    Congratulations! She's beautiful! Love from your 1,000th subscriber! ❤

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      WOOOOOOOOOOOOO! Thank you so much and welcome to the journey!!!!

  • Jasmine Steichen
    Jasmine Steichen 3 years ago

    So cute!!

  • Aryanna Posey
    Aryanna Posey 3 years ago

    I’m 14 weeks pregnant and if my fiancé love the name Evangeline as mush as I do I would definitely consider that name if I have a girl. It’s just a pretty name and congratulations.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago

      Thank you so much and congratulations on your pregnancy!

  • J Kaat
    J Kaat 3 years ago

    I love these documented stories as it gives me hope my husband and I will be chosen soon 💜 we live in Missouri, we're going through Angel Adoption. If you are a birth mother in need of a loving family, please view the Kaat family through Angel Adoption 💜 www.angeladoptioninc.com/adoption-family/profile/jeremy-jes/

  • Caitlin Fraze
    Caitlin Fraze 3 years ago +1

    I vote yes for the birth story I’d like to know more about your adoption experience

  • Kristina Griffin
    Kristina Griffin 3 years ago +6

    She is SO STINKIN CUTE!!!!!

  • Kassi
    Kassi 3 years ago

    Major props to the birth mom. I dont know the whole story but I can imagine how hard it must be to give your baby away because you know it’s what is best for the baby. Beautiful little girl. Congrats guys. :)

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago

      Birth moms are the strongest people in the adoption triad(birth mom, adoptive fam, baby) for sure. Thanks for watching!

  • Jo Deming
    Jo Deming 4 years ago +1

    Congratulations. I can only imagine how happy you are. She's perfect. Looks a tad red to me. How beautiful that would be. Enjoy your daughter. May god forever bless your family. You do deserve this. It was an incredibly difficult road to get to your daughter. She's precious & perfect. Ty for sharing.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      Thank you so much for your kind words. We are enjoying every second of her!

  • Maariah
    Maariah 4 years ago +1

    Congratulations! I hope to one day adopt a baby. I would love an information video of the lead up process.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      Thank you so much! I have a playlist of adoption related videos you should check out: clip-share.net/p/PLvM03nHRhp_3JjIsA9Ouvdjx9Ev7eh0gh

  • My Room
    My Room 11 months ago

    Congratulations guys, your new baby is absolutely beautiful. You are soo very blessed by GOD.
    Her name is lovely. 😊😊😊😊. She’s tiny, like a doll.

  • Jagdish Vagat
    Jagdish Vagat 2 years ago +5

    this is like the most beautiful thing in the whole damn world I've ever seen ever. god bless.

  • Donna Fletcher
    Donna Fletcher 4 years ago +2

    Congratulations beautiful for you ❤️❤️

  • Grace Hope
    Grace Hope 4 years ago +3

    Congratulations and many precious memories ahead. May God our Father keep you close. Thank you for sharing your love with someone special. 😍👌🏾😇

  • Maryshell Smith
    Maryshell Smith Year ago

    That is such a cute baby.

  • tt
    tt 3 years ago +38

    I'm very happy for all of you but I can't help but think of the mom who gave her up and how her heart must be aching. I hope she feels peace

  • Keri Anne Schwille
    Keri Anne Schwille 4 years ago

    Congrats ❤❤❤

  • Samantha Price
    Samantha Price 4 years ago +6

    Your channel got recommend to me amd i have to say im so glad i clicked. She is absolutly beautiful💜💜💜💜 congrats on your beautiful baby girl momma💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      Awww I am so glad it got recommended too. Welcome to the Journey!

  • Avaline a
    Avaline a 3 years ago +1

    She’s beautiful!!❤️❤️

  • Heather Carter
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  • Debbyrose
    Debbyrose 3 years ago +1

    She is beautiful, have a wonderful life with her, enjoy every moment, every hic-up too😉💕

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago +1

      Thank you - we really do savor every smile.

  • Colleen Prayer
    Colleen Prayer 2 years ago

    My granddaughter has similar beautiful soft strawberry blonde hair. I love it. 💖🙏

  • Laurient Toal
    Laurient Toal 4 years ago +1

    Congratulations she is beautiful!

  • Karri Armijo Routt
    Karri Armijo Routt 4 years ago +20

    31 years ago I became a birth mom. That day I became a different person than I was the day before. The one thing I became was selfless

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +2

      Thank you so much for watching and sharing your story. 💙

  • April Kearby
    April Kearby 3 years ago +6

    Mom who gives their baby up for adoption is very breave. And gives their child good life with nice couple.

  • Never Get Bored
    Never Get Bored 3 years ago +88

    My mum left me at the hospital, the owner of the hospital are now my parents:)

  • Izzy Styles Tomlinson
    Izzy Styles Tomlinson 4 years ago

    I just found your channel and was about to look at your more recent videos to see what color hair your baby ended up having and then I realized that THIS VIDEO is your most recent one!! I thought that maybe this was a year or so old and was expecting to see videos of her being a little toddler! But no, SHE WAS JUST BORN!! I’m so happy I got to see the beginning of your little girl’s journey and can’t wait to see more videos!! Congrats to you and your family on your adorable little addition, she is seriously SO CUTE!💕

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      So glad to have you join our journey! Truly so happy you stumbled upon my channel. Thank you so much for the kind words!

  • Courtney
    Courtney 4 years ago +1

    Just found your channel and am in love . I have PCOS and took about a year and a half to get pregnant with our little girl and are considering adopting for another due to no cure for my PCOS and currently ttc . If you don’t mind me asking , was there a certain adoption agency that you guys went with ?

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago +1

      We went with a local agency that works solely with Kansas based birth mothers, Kansas Children's Service League. American Adoptions was our second choice. Keep in mind we did not qualify for faith based agencies, which account for 70%+ of the agencies out there.

    • Courtney
      Courtney 4 years ago

      JAKS Journey ok , thank you so much 💕

  • Hannah Kayee
    Hannah Kayee 4 years ago +2

    New subscriber! Thank you for sharing your journey!

  • Adopting Baby M
    Adopting Baby M Year ago

    Can you recommend an agency or consultant? Your videos are so amazing! I just found you guys! We are in the Homestudy process right now

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  Year ago

      We used a local state based agency instead of a national one, so that the birth family would be close and we wouldn't have to travel to pick up a baby. If you are in the US, it takes about two weeks (if everything goes smoothly) to get through the court process that allows you to take the baby back to your home state.

  • Evelyn Toledo
    Evelyn Toledo 3 years ago

    She is too cute 💕 😍 💜 💖

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago

      Aww thanks! I swear she is getting cuter everyday.

  • S Silk
    S Silk 3 years ago

    Oh my goodness this made my ovaries ache with baby lust. :-) Shes adorable little angel.

  • Arlene Holt
    Arlene Holt 4 years ago +1

    Congratulations on your new adorable baby girl she is so precious.
    I can remember holding my precious little angel Catherine Rose Holt and she weighed 7 pounds- 3 ounces and she was 19 inches long i delivered her at 3:32 a.m in the morning i was in hard labor for 14 hours and it was well worth it.
    Catherine had strawberry blonde hair and blue eyes when she was born.
    And now you are blessed with your little angel girl and a baby is the greatest gift you can ever have from the Lord a precious gift from Heaven above .
    Again i want to say congratulations to you and your husband for welcoming your new life together with your new addition to your family .
    from one mother to another with love to have a daughter who is so beautiful and she is so precious and yes you do deserve this little baby girl and you chose a beautiful name for your daughter.

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  4 years ago

      Thank you so much for watching and your kind words! It means the world to hear from those that watch my videos.

  • Savannah Barr
    Savannah Barr 11 months ago +1

    I adopted a preemie baby boy from a teen mom and he weighs 4lbs and 50z and 17inches long and he stayed in the Nicu for a while and he’s been home with me he is doing good and he is 6 days old this next coming Thursday he will be 7 days old and his name is Ashton James seavey Barr and congratulations 🎊🎈🎉 on adopting a baby girl

  • Karenmkk28
    Karenmkk28 3 years ago

    I TOTALLY understand why you don't have birth mom in your video that you show us, but hopefully you got some with her to show Evangeline. I also love her name!!

    • JAKS Journey
      JAKS Journey  3 years ago +2

      Thanks for watching Karen! We did get to visit with her several times while we were all in the hospital which was wonderful.

  • sara fazlic
    sara fazlic 3 years ago +5

    I am adopting here in December 23rd. Or sooner. Yay thank you y’all helped me a lot