Adoptive Parents Answer “How Do Your Kids Talk About Adoption?” Original Video | Adoptive Parent Voices

Denalee Chapman August 17, 2015

Adopted children share their feelings about adoption in a variety of ways. And the age of the adopted child plays a role in how they express themselves. Additionally, the circumstances surrounding adoption dictate a child’s feeling about adoption and how and when they share their feelings.

There is importance to allowing children to share in their individual ways. Parents should be aware of a child’s need to express as well as a child’s need to have questions answered. Reinforcing a child’s positive feelings about adoption, about birth parents, and about relationships will help keep communication open and will help an adopted child develop in a successful 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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