Adopting a Baby Who Was First Parented by His Birth Mother

Everything happened just as it was supposed to, says this baby's grateful mom.

Denalee Chapman January 23, 2016

Choosing to grow a family through adoption is a personal matter. Then, after you decide to adopt, you have more decisions to make: International or domestic? Private or agency? Through foster care or straight from the hospital?

For those who plan to adopt a newborn baby, then are presented with an opportunity to adopt a slightly older baby who has already been parented by his birth mother, there is a dramatic shift in thinking.

Following is the experience of three remarkable adults and one darling child. Tyson was parented by his birth mother, Kristy, for four and a half months before she realized it was best for him to be be raised by an adoptive family. This is the experience of Tyson’s adoption through the eyes of his adoptive mother. (Read Kristy’s experience of parenting Tyson before placing him.)

author image

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

Want to contact an adoption professional?

Love this? Want more?