Video: Alissa’s Foster Care Story is One of Abuse and Tragedy

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Denalee Chapman June 05, 2015


Benjamin Franklin once said, “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

The group Speak 4 Those Who Can’t share this horror story of a loved little girl who was placed in foster care with a family member. Her life was cut short because of the trauma and abuse inflicted on her. She entered foster care perfectly healthy, but subsequent doctor visits revealed trauma to her body. She eventually died. The perpetrator served less than 3 months in prison for the offense.

Alissa’s story could be the story of many others who are placed in foster care. Speak 4 Those Who Can’t is reaching out to bring awareness to the flaws in screening and monitoring those who should be providing a sanctuary of safety and love for little ones who can’t care for themselves.

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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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