Lion Movie Shares True Story Of Adoption

Saroo was lost in India and was adopted in Australia.

Denalee Chapman December 17, 2016

Dev Patel stars in the movie, Lion, which is based on the true story of 5-year-old Saroo. Lost in India, Saroo survives against all odds and is adopted to a loving couple in Australia. Nicole Kidman stars as Saroo’s adoptive mother who supports him, as an adult, as he searches for his birth family. This compelling true story is well represented by Hollywood as they dramatize Saroo’s experience from his memory, notes kept in the orphanage, and records kept by his adoptive family.

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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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