Birth Families Talk About “Didn’t You Love Your Child?”

An Original Video | Birth Family Voices

Denalee Chapman October 24, 2015

Those who have never experienced adoption may question a birth family’s love for the child they are placing for adoption. For those who don’t understand because of lack of experience, this panel of birth family members would say: It is quite the opposite. Placing a child for adoption is because of the great love we have for our children, not because of a lack of love.  Adoption is all about love and sacrifice. It is hard for a member of the birth family to hear that some think there is a lack of love. One of the great gifts of an adopted child is that they are the recipients of love from many different sources—families as well as birth families.

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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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