Birth Families Share Their Best Advice for an Unplanned Pregnancy

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Denalee Chapman October 24, 2015

These two birth mothers and their parents offer their advice for women who find themselves in a situation with an unplanned pregnancy. Being able to take some of the emotions out of the equation and look at the future picture realistically, the decision you make will be a more sound decision. For example, there are financial costs associated with parenting a child. There are also emotional responsibilities—if you choose to parent, will you be able to give your child the emotional stability he/she needs? Starlee’s father’s advice to a woman who finds herself pregnant is: “Have the baby. Take responsibility for what you’ve helped create and give the child life.” He suggests that considering parenting vs. adoption is a personal decision.

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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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