Adopted Teen Urges Other Teens To Open Their Hearts To Adoption

Older child adoption just might be the right adoption for you and a child.

Denalee Chapman November 05, 2016

“An older child wants to be adopted and feel loved just as much as a little one,” says Cheyenne Dino.

Placed into foster care just after her 10th birthday, when the subject of adoption came up, Cheyenne was hesitant. She wasn’t sure adoption was for her.  But through the coaxing of her sister, Cheyenne realized that she really did want a forever home. “Home is where you feel loved,” she said.

Cheyenne suggests to teens in foster care that adoption might be just the right thing. And she sends out a call to adults everywhere – teens need love and they need families. So consider adopting an older child through foster care.

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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

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