Birth Mothers Talk About Crazy Things People Say

An Original Video | Birth Mother Voices

Denalee Chapman October 06, 2015

Most people touched by adoption have heard some pretty crazy things from strangers as well as friends and family. How to react to these statements and questions gives pause for thought. In this video, our panel of birth mothers share some of the hurtful and hilarious things people have said. They also share their feelings about those comments and how they reacted. For those in the adoption community who have had to deal with off-the-wall comments and questions, please know that you are not alone! Most of what is said is out of ignorance, without thought given to the real meaning behind the words. Truly, it’s a matter of being educated about adoption and all that it entails. So with that in mind, turn a deaf ear to the hurtful comments and prepare to educate those around you.

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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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