Jess is a grateful birthmother to her son, Ryan, who was placed in an open adoption in 2001. She feels very blessed by her relationship with her son and his parents as they remain close and have celebrated a loving open relationship. Yet, with this joy comes intense grief which Jess has navigated in her healing journey. She found On Your Feet Foundation 10 years after she placed which provided invaluable support that she didn't know she needed and opened the door to much deeper healing. She is passionate about her journey and sharing what she has learned to help support other birthmothers. Jess graduated from Purdue after placing her son and worked in Talent and Business Management in broadcast commercial production for 12 years. Jess currently works from home while parenting her 4 children, whom she adores, and cherishes this season with them.