Video: Shane Tells of Aging Out of the Foster Care System

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Denalee Chapman May 19, 2015

This story of Shane’s life in foster care and aging out of the system opens our eyes to what it is really like.

Shane’s mother gave birth when she was just 15 years old. He knows he was loved, but his mother was addicted to drugs. This meant that Shane and his brother were placed in foster care. Shane’s foster care experience has affected his actions throughout life.

He had high hopes when possibilities of adoption appeared. But when it didn’t pan out, the disappointment had a huge impact on Shane.  Insecurities and guilt accompanied the disappointment.

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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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