“I Didn’t Know How to Be a Mom” – Angela’s Story

Angela’s six children were removed from her home because of her addiction.

Denalee Chapman May 09, 2016

Angela explains, “It wasn’t that I didn’t love my children or didn’t want to be a mother to them . . . I didn’t know how to be a mom and had no idea how to stay clean from alcohol and drugs.” Angela’s six children were removed from her home because of her addiction. Eventually Angela was able to become involved in a family involvement program. The very social worker who helped keep Angela from her children reached out to Angela to include her in family involvement. She knew that Angela loved her children but just needed more tools. And so, as a team, Angela, the social worker, and others worked together for the good of the children.

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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 DenaleeChapman.com.


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