Surprise! We Adopted!

You'll love watching expressions of joy and surprise that come when this adoption is announced.

Denalee Chapman May 21, 2016

Banks and Lacey Farris tried for years to have children. Eventually, this California couple turned to adoption. They’re pretty good at keeping secrets though, because once they were matched with a baby when the birth mother selected them, they didn’t breathe a word of this good news to anyone.

We don’t even have to try to imagine the surprise and excitement and intense gratitude friends and family experienced when they were introduced to brand new daughter, Finley. We don’t have to imagine because the Farrises captured those moments on this video. This new family of three made the decision to travel the country in a three-day time period, surprising friends and family along the way. Adoption has lots of lovely moments and Lacey & Banks captured many of them. We’re grateful they chose to share.

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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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