When I Met My Child For the First Time

An Adoption.com Original Video | International Adoptive Parent Voices

Denalee Chapman December 18, 2015

Pull out the tissues and prepare for sniffles as you join these adoptive mothers while they share their first meetings with their children. “It was just like coming home,” says Lori while talking about meeting their little Nathan for the first time. Deborah tells us that when times get tough as a parent she recalls the first meeting and is immediately transformed into feelings of peace and joy. “It sustains you through the hard times.” Adoptive parents often have difficulty sharing exactly how it feels when they first see their children. The emotions run deep, and a special insurgence of joy permeates the soul.

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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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