Adopting A Teenager Gives Chance At Life

"What people don’t realize is that adopting a teenager – you’re actually giving them a chance at life.”

Denalee Chapman November 10, 2016

Referring to an adoptive family, Yves says, “I always saw it on commercials on TV and that’s always what I wanted.”

Yves found his adoptive family, as an older teen, at an adoption event. He was adopted just a week before turning 18. “It was a huge wave of happiness.  I felt loved,” he says.

He knows what family is all about.  It’s about people who stick by you no matter what your situation is. It’s about people loving you. It’s about progression and becoming. It’s about knowing you’re cared for. For Yves, it was after adoption that he began to believe in himself. He succeeded in school and sports – things he didn’t know he would be able to do through the years. “What people don’t realize is that adopting a teenager – you’re actually giving them a chance at life.”

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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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