Adoptive Parents Turn to Craigslist

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Denalee Chapman February 01, 2015

Adoptive parents are turning to Craigslist, incredibly enough.

ABC News covered this interesting story of a loving family that was created with the help of Craigslist. Yes, it is a bit surprising to some, but true. Hopeful adoptive parents are connecting with birth mothers, and it is happening on Craigslist.

“Risk” and “reward” are just a couple of words that could be associated with “shopping to adopt.” Of course, the danger of being your own advocate is being scammed. It has happened and continues to happen. But Craigslist adoption has also worked! There have been some joyous connections made and families created.

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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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