Rosie O’Donnell Accused of Stealing Her Adopted Daughter

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Denalee Chapman March 30, 2015
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Tracked down by her biological daughter, 37-year-old Deanna Micoley has accused Rosie O’Donnell of “stealing” her daughter. Claiming she was in no condition to sign away her parental rights because she was “on drugs” at the time, she has been hoping for 17 years to be reunited with her daughter, whom she named Kayla.

After the adoption was finalized, Rosie renamed her daughter Chelsea. Micoley didn’t know that Rosie O’Donnell was Chelsea’s adoptive mother until Chelsea tracked her down. Rosie encouraged Micoley to have a relationship with her daughter, Chelsea, but it turned hurtful not long into the new-found relationship. Micoley claims she is not seeking any monetary compensation from O’Donnell, but just wants her daughter back.

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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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