The Truth About Open Adoption … Our America with Lisa Ling

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Denalee Chapman December 23, 2014


Lisa Ling talks with birth mother, Sophie, about her decision to place her child for adoption. Katie and Ben were chosen as the adoptive parents. Having been through the process of open adoption once before, their familiarity with the situation made Sophie that much more comfortable with her decision.

Two years later, Sophie is still thrilled with her decision. She has been able to have open communication with her birth son while still recognizing that Katie and Ben are his parents.

Today about 90% of adoptions contain some degree of openness. It is becoming more and more common for birth parents to have a place in their biological children’s lives.

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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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