Jamie’s Adoption Story

Jamie's childhood wasn't what she'd planned, but when her birth mother died, adoption became a reality in her life.

Denalee Chapman March 16, 2015

Jamie was born to a single mother. All she knew was her life with her mother, bouncing around from place to place, and little supervision. Jamie is quick to say that her birth mother was a good person who made some bad choices. But when Jamie was 8 years old, her mother died. It was at the funeral that Jamie was given the choice: Go stay with your grandmother, or live with your uncle and aunt. The choice was clear for Jamie. And it was the right choice.

With two young children in the home under the age of 2, Steve and Shelley were happy to take Jamie home. Just months later, the family was thrilled when Jamie told the judge she really did want to be adopted.

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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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