News Video: Woman Fosters 144 Girls

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Denalee Chapman July 11, 2015
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Los Angeles News | FOX 11 LA KTTV

“Mrs. D” made the promise to herself to step in and help children, including foster children, after she witnessed the verbal and emotional abuse of a foster child in another woman’s care. And so, once Mrs. D retired, she began taking girls into her home.

Mrs. D has taken in the tougher kids: “I take the runaways. I take the prostitutes. I’ve walked under the 105 (freeway) looking for my girls. I’ve went in gang infested areas.” It is her love of people and desire to help everyone have a good chance at success in life that has motivated Mrs. D to help 144 foster girls in her care.

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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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