What Do You Wish You Had Known Before You Placed Your Child?

Adoption.com Original Video | Birth Mother Voices

Denalee Chapman September 24, 2015

Our panel of birth mothers share the wisdom they’ve acquired over the years since they placed their babies for adoption. What would they say to their younger selves if they could travel back in time? Each piece of advice in this video is valid and worthy of contemplation. Advice in this video includes dealing appropriately with all the emotions involved; recognizing the miracle of life even while losing the opportunity to parent; letting go of the fear and the agonizing turmoil that accompanies that fear; focusing on the blessings that are coming your way; and allowing yourself to feel all the emotions—both bad and good.

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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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