How Can You Work Through Open Adoption Problems? Original Video | Adoptive Parent Voices

Denalee Chapman August 15, 2015

Open adoption can be as varied as individuals are. This means that, just like all relationships, it takes work to have a productive and happy open adoption. With the mutual goal of giving your child the best life possible, differences can be set aside, friendships can be developed, and little problems can be overlooked.

Sometimes difficult, crucial conversations need to take place in order to keep the open adoption wide open. Knowing that all parties are working to keep a relationship strong, individuals can become empowered to work harder and persevere through difficulties. Setting aside pride, becoming unselfish, and focusing on the most important needs of your child will help in the approach to making an open adoption work well.

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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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