Video: “I’m Adopted, But I’m Not . . . ”

BuzzFeedYellow gathered a handful of adoptees to share what it’s really like to be adopted.

Denalee Chapman April 18, 2016

BuzzFeedYellow gathered a handful of adoptees to share what it’s really like to be adopted.  Each of these individuals addresses some misconceptions. “I’m adopted, but I’m not damaged goods,” and “I’m adopted, but I wasn’t my parents’ last option,” are statements that are true for more than just these adoptees. Getting past adoption and seeing individuals for who they really are is an act of humanity. “I’m adopted but I’m still afraid of abandonment,” “I’m adopted and I love myself,” and “I’m adopted and no – it’s not the easy way to have a child.” Want to know what adoption is like? Talk to an adoptee, or a birth parent, or an adoptive family member. Go to the source if you really want to know.

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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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