Did You Have Any Fears About Open Adoption?

Adoption.com Original Video | Adoptive Parent Voices

Denalee Chapman August 13, 2015

Generally, it’s a lack of knowledge and information that creates fears about open adoption. Some think that when there is communication between adoptive and birth parents, the risk is greater that the adoptee will be reclaimed by the birth parents. But this panel of adoptive parents disputes that fear. Their experiences are that birth parents would not be placing their children for adoption, only to take them back again. Additionally, if that were to happen, open adoption as opposed to closed adoption can be “safer.” Healing takes place and seeing how well their child is being loved can help birth parents feel satisfied with their decision to place.

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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 DenaleeChapman.com.


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