What Helped You in Healing After the Adoption Placement?

An Adoption.com Original Video | Birth Family Voices

Denalee Chapman October 29, 2015

Healing from the pain of separation after placing a child for adoption can take time. It is important to allow yourself to grieve. But it’s also important to move forward. Our birth family panel shares their healing experiences through talking about adoption, through journaling and scrapbooking, through experiencing the support of family and friends. Starlee’s father talks about his healing coming about through watching his daughter heal and grow and mature.  Joining support groups, sharing with close friends, and creating experiences to share seem to be the greatest source of healing. It will be an individual journey of healing, but the passage of time is also extremely helpful.

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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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