How Did Your Family React to Your Decision to Place Your Child for Adoption?

An Original Video | Birth Family Voices

Denalee Chapman October 31, 2015

Family support can be a great asset to a birth mother. Sometimes the support isn’t there and a birth mother needs to look elsewhere for support. It’s important to know there are support groups, friends, caseworkers and social workers, and even online groups who can offer the support you need if your family is unavailable to support you. When a strong family is available, the support can be a great burden-lifter. Families are important not only during pregnancy, but during and after placement. Sometimes the hardest time can come after placements—family support can make a huge difference in healing and getting through the hard times.

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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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