Adoptive Parents Answer “Why Open Adoption?” Original Video | Adoptive Parent Voices Panel

Denalee Chapman August 06, 2015

Choosing adoption is just the first step. Before one proceeds, there are more decisions to make including the type of adoption you may want. From closed adoption, to open adoption, as well as something in-between, this choice will determine the type of relationship adoptive parents and adoptees may have with birth families.

For those who choose open adoption, one of the benefits is a greater, extended love for not only the child, but also the adoptive families and birth family members. When one puts the child first, insecurities leave and it is easier to make the right decision for all. Most importantly: all children, adopted or biological, need to know they are loved.

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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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