Closed Adoption: An Adoptee’s Perspective

On the search for her birth mother.

Denalee Chapman January 07, 2015

JaNae Goodrich was adopted as an infant into a loving family who adores her, and she adores them. She has wanted for nothing in the family department. With five siblings and two parents, they are a cohesive unit.

But JaNae has questions. What is her ethnicity? Where do her dimples come from? And she has a need to know this strong woman who overcame great adversity and who loved her enough to give her a complete family filled with love and gratitude.

In this video, JaNae talks of closed adoption and what it means to her.

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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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