International Adoptive Parents Discuss Birth Order and Adoption

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Denalee Chapman December 03, 2015

Does birth order make a difference when adopting? When adopting internationally, often your new child will be older than some you already have at home. Every time you adopt but already have children at home, your current children will be disrupted out of their place. It is important to be prepared for some emotional changes in your family as you bring home your newly adopted child. Generally, those problems are not insurmountable. It would be advantageous to receive help from social workers and others when choosing your adopted child and when helping the family evolve with the new changes. This panel discusses important concepts when thinking about how you will grow your family through international adoption.

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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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