How to Cope with Setbacks in Adoption Original Video | Adoptive Parent Voices

Denalee Chapman August 09, 2015

Understanding how difficult it is for a birth parent to make the decision and then follow through with the decision to place their child for adoption is helpful when there are setbacks in adoption. Sometimes those setbacks mean failed adoption. Sometimes just delays. Whatever the setbacks may be, it is determination and an inner strength – knowing that adoption is the right course for a hopeful parent – that keeps one going on the adoption path. Of course, adoptive parents are searching for the child meant to be in their family; so when an adoption falls through, or when there are time delays for any reason, knowing that the right thing will eventually work out in the end helps one to better cope.

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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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