Benjavae Adopted Her Grandchildren After They Were Removed From Their Mother

This is her story.

Denalee Chapman May 03, 2016

Benjavae’s life turned completely around when her daughter’s children were removed from their home. Considering her tender grandchildren, Benjavae felt their pain at being torn away from the familiar. She hoped her daughter would turn her life around and once again be able to care for her children. But with a clear picture of reality, Benjavae came to realize that the ideal wouldn’t happen. For the two children to have stability and permanency, Benjavae would adopt them. But even after adoption, Benjavae is still, and will always be, their “Grammie.” With great love, Benjavae has kept the girls’ mother in their lives. She is still “Mommy,” and together the four are a family.

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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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