Defending Your Decision to Place Your Baby (Panel Discussion)

An Original Video | Unplanned Pregnancy Panel

Denalee Chapman January 05, 2016

Birth mothers sometimes find themselves in situations where those around them place judgment on their decision to place their child for adoption. Sometimes negative statements are made, ignorant questions are asked, and even expressions of unbelief are shared.

A birth mother may use these opportunities to educate those people on adoption—but it’s important to not feel like you have to justify your decision to anyone. Those who place do so out of love, unselfishness, and because it’s the right decision for them. For those who have not been in that situation, it may be hard for them to understand. It’s not required for others to understand—it is just essential for birth parents to be at peace.

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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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