Birth Family Voices: Talk About Working Through Issues in Open Adoption

An Original Video | Birth Family Voices

Denalee Chapman October 26, 2015

In this video our panel of birth family members discusses what issues sometimes arise in an open adoption. Open adoption is just like other relationships. It is ever changing, and always needs nurturing. Continuing honest, open communication is vital. Respect, love, honesty and more are important aspects of a successful open adoption. Even while the picture of your open adoption may be changing through time, as long as there is good communication about wants, needs, good and bad situations—as long as the people involved talk about how things are working and not working, the relationship can continue to be a good one. This means including extended family in the communication.

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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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