News Video: Same-sex Couple Fights for Custody of Little Girl

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Denalee Chapman June 02, 2015
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Little Shyla, age 2, was placed for adoption at birth with a same-sex couple who adore her. Unwittingly they broke the law when they took her across state lines before the adoption was finalized, and so she was taken away and is now with a family member. There are currently three prospective adoptive couples, all desperately wanting Shyla, and yet she remains without a permanent family.

Now, another problem. Because of her Native American heritage, the Cherokee Nation is stepping in to have Shyla placed in a Native American Family. To Shyla’s birth mother, none of this makes any sense. She just wants her in a loving home.

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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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