Video: Child Adoptee Renames Himself to Redefine Identity

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Denalee Chapman May 10, 2015

After having one biological child, this couple felt a desire to add to their family. Because they didn’t have very many stipulations, these parents were matched with a darling little boy in foster care.

Their child adoptee, Matthew, wasn’t always Matthew. His parents were only going to change his last name, but Matthew wanted more – he redefined himself by getting a completely new name. He chose the middle name “David” to model himself after David in the Bible. The young man who slew a giant.

There are foster children in every state who are hoping for such a loving family as Matthew has. They are ready to love and be loved.

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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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