3 Things Everyone Loves About America’s Favorite Adoptee . . . Simone Biles

Simone Biles is a master athlete . . . and we in the adoption community love to claim her.

Denalee Chapman August 19, 2016
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Most adoptees, while acknowledging that their beginnings are different than many, don’t get too hung up on those differences. They still move forward with life, choosing friends, going to school, pursuing dreams and progressing—just like the rest of the inhabitants of the world do.

But when one of our own (a member of the adoption triad, that is) achieves to the extreme, we want to shout: She’s ADOPTED! I almost know her! Such is the case with America’s current favorite Adoptee, Simone Biles. As an adoptive mother, I almost want to take ownership in Simone’s incredible accomplishments. Ridiculous, I know. But true, nonetheless. So indulge me for a few minutes as I brag on Nellie Biles’ daughter.

Simon Biles is GoldGOLD!  That’s the color of Simone Biles after her incredible performances in Rio. 4 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze. How one person can shine in so many ways is beyond me! Simone took first place in the Women’s Vault, Women’s Team All-Around, Women’s Floor Exercise, and Women’s Individual All-Around. Phew! And guess what? She was the first American woman to win Olympic gold on the vault.

Simone Biles is FearlessFEARLESS! That’s the way Simone Biles lives. Did you know that this is her first ever Olympics? Crazy . . . a brand new experience for Simone, yet she performed like a veteran. Makes me think she could do pretty much anything she set her mind to. She’s now being called “the greatest gymnast of all time.”  Proud? Oh yes we are!

Simone is realREAL!  Just watch an interview or two with Simone and you’ll see how very down to Earth and real she is. Oh—and lest you think fame has tweaked her personality, take a look at her giggly-girlhood when she meets her celebrity crush, Zac Ephron.


Yep!  Simone Biles is a master athlete.  And she’s an ADOPTEE.

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Denalee Chapman

Denalee is an adoptive mother, a motivational speaker, a writer, and a lover of life. She and her husband have adventured through the hills and valleys of life to find that the highest highs and the lowest lows are equally fulfilling. Book Denalee to speak to your group, or find Denalee's writings, including her books on her website at DenaleeChapman.com.

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