Birth Moms: How My Family Supported Me Through My Adoption

An Original Video | Birth Mother Voices

Denalee Chapman October 05, 2015

The four birth mothers on our panel talk, in this video, of the reactions their family members had as they planned for and placed their children for adoption. This highly emotional video brings out the tender feelings of birth mothers and birth families. Often, the reactions of birth families can add layers to the difficult feelings birth mothers navigate through. In addition to feeling the upcoming pain of separation from their child, birth mothers sometimes take on the hurt that birth families feel, themselves, through their separation from the child that will be placed with another family. Placement is hard on all . . .  compassion is essential.

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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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