How I Chose the Adoptive Family for My Child

An Original Video | Birth Family Voices

Denalee Chapman October 28, 2015

Birth parents who have not yet placed a child often wonder how they can possibly choose the best adoptive family for their children. It’s helpful to hear the experiences of other birth mothers to understand the process of choosing. It will be different for everyone, but often birth mothers create a list of characteristics they hope the adoptive parents will possess. For some birth mothers, they find the family who best fits the criteria.  For others, it’s simply a feeling.  They come upon the profile or meet a family and “just know” that this is where their child belongs. There is a great sense of peace that accompanies the right decision when choosing the family.

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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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