How Did You Tell People That You Were Going to Place Your Child for Adoption?

An Original Video | Birth Family Voices

Denalee Chapman October 27, 2015

Besides telling your parents that you are expecting a child and plan to place the child for adoption, there are other people in birth mothers’ lives who will need to be told. How do you tell them? How will they react? How will you respond to their reactions? In this video our panel of birth family members share their experiences in telling friends, family members and even acquaintances. All of our panel had very positive responses to sharing the news. Most people are supportive beyond just being accepting—but rather offer help to support emotionally and in other ways. The goodness of humanity comes out, often when we least expect it!

author image

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

Want to contact an adoption professional?

Love this? Want more?

Claim Your FREE Adoption Summit Ticket!

The #1 adoption website is hosting the largest, FREE virtual adoption summit. Come listen to 50+ adoption experts share their knowledge and insights.

Members of the adoption community are invited to watch the virtual summit for FREE on September 23-27, 2019, or for a small fee, you can purchase an All-Access Pass to get access to the summit videos for 12 months along with a variety of other benefits.

Get Your Free Ticket