Video: It Begins with One—Our Journey to Makeda in Ethiopia

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Denalee Chapman April 28, 2015

From the time they met, this couple always planned on adoption. Yet once they married and began their family, adoption slipped to the back of their minds. It wasn’t long, though, until thoughts of adoption began to creep in again.

For them, the choice was easy. In Ethiopia, where one in six children die before the age of five,  they knew their next child was waiting for them in that country.

Piles of paperwork, home studies, fund raising . . . it was time-intensive, but it was all doable.  They were placed on a wait list. Family and friends helped with donations. And then their hope came through. Their daughter was found—they were matched.

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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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