Doug Found Out She Was a Birth Mom On Their First Date. See What He Has to Say.

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Denalee Chapman October 16, 2015

“Sometimes adoption is the best thing for our child at the time,” says Doug, who married Katelyn, a birth mom. Doug and Katelyn share an open adoption with Katelyn’s birth son and his family. They cherish the times they spend together and are grateful for that family and their part in Doug & Katelyn’s lives.

Doug was surprised when, on their first date, Katelyn told him she was a birth mom.  But that doesn’t mean he was disappointed. In fact, “placing a child for adoption isn’t something to be ashamed of, it’s something to be proud of,” says Doug. He also echoes Katelyn’s feelings that “Adoption is love.”

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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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