Adoptee Visits Birth Father Unannounced

The search wasn’t easy, but with the help of a good friend, Elijah found his birth father.

Denalee Chapman March 29, 2017

Elijah Thomas was placed for adoption at birth. He grew up with loving parents in a closed adoption, and it wasn’t until he turned 18 that he began to search out his roots. Elijah found his birth mother and developed a relationship with her and with her daughters. But when he let his family know he would be finding his birth father and meeting him unannounced, he met with resistance. The search wasn’t easy, but with the help of a good friend, Elijah found his birth father. And he did knock on the door, without previously contacting him. Watch this video to see what happened.

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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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