News Video: Facebook Post Offering a Child for Adoption is Investigated

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Denalee Chapman August 01, 2015
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KWWL – Eastern Iowa Breaking News, Weather, Closings

Many saw a Facebook post that caused them to be disturbed and contacted the Dubuque Police Department who followed up with an investigation. The post read: “I need some help. Does anyone know a family who would like to adopt a 4 year old girl. My parents adopted her but got new jobs and they have no time for her. I have 3 kids of my own and can not handle another. Serious inquiries only.”

As police investigated, they found that it was more a misunderstanding than anything else. Her hope was to seek assistance from adoption agencies – not to sell a child. Melissa Anderson of Hillcrest Family Services is concerned for the child. But after police performed a welfare check, they found that the child is not in harm’s way.

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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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