Birth Moms: What if Your Adoption Doesn’t Work Out How You Imagined?

An Original Video | Birth Mother Voices

Denalee Chapman October 14, 2015

Adoption is beautiful. It’s also hard. Adoption is a blessing, it’s a gift and it’s something that brings great joy. Along with that joy, there is a lot of pain. So these birth mothers share the truth that they know that adoption was right for them and for the children they birthed. They also share the truth that there are no guarantees, whether in a biological family or in an adopted family. When sharing a story of adoption, these birth mothers believe that the full story should be shared—the joy and the pain. Adoption is no fairytale, but it is a true-life story of love and growth.

This discussion marks the end of our birth mother panel series.

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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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