News Video: Children Return to Convicted Child Molester’s Home

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Denalee Chapman July 28, 2015
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An 11-year-old foster child has been taken from her foster home in Virginia to be returned to her home. Her adoptive father was been convicted of molesting his children, and the child is terrified. Gary Smith, adoptive father, has not yet been sentenced, but has been ordered to stay away from the home.

That doesn’t bring much peace to the child. She is not the only one being returned – another daughter is also being sent home. The adoptive mother says she was not aware of any misconduct until the investigation began. The foster parents in this case are calling upon those in authority to intervene and let the foster child return to the place she feels safe.

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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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