A Father’s Perspective On Adoption

Now a father to six, Rick encourages all father to consider adoption.

Denalee Chapman November 14, 2016

In this video an adoptive father talks about growing his family through adoption. He expresses his very real fears about adoption, and then about the miracle of the change of his heart. Rick and his wife, Melissa, began their journey – a journey of many surprises and directions they hadn’t expected.

Now, a family with six children aged 2 to 13, Rick finds great joy in his priceless experiences of everyday life.

“Perhaps you’ve thought about adoption and haven’t done anything about it,” Rick says. “Maybe it’s fear, maybe it’s doubt. Men, let me encourage you. Be a father to the fatherless.”

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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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