Adoptive Parents Answer “Are Adoptive Parents Heros?” Original Video | Adoptive Parent Voices

Denalee Chapman August 11, 2015

Sometimes people who have not been touched by adoption make comments to adoptive parents about how wonderful those parents are to “rescue” their adopted children. But adoptive parents will tell you that they aren’t stepping in to “save” these children, and in fact, these parents usually feel like it is the children who are blessing their lives, rather than the other way around.

As pointed out by these panelists, many adopted children come from birth parents who would have been good parents to these children, but because they wanted more than good – they wanted the best – and knew they weren’t in a position to provide the very best, they chose to place their children for adoption. Adoptive parents would have the world know that they are simply parents, not heroes.

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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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