Your Dream Family Original Video | Panel

Denalee Chapman August 04, 2015

Most parents imagined a “dream family” either as they were growing up, or once they decided they were ready to begin a family. But what happens when the dream becomes a nightmare of infertility? How does it feel to let go of a previous dream and then create a new one through adoption? This panel of four adoptive parents talk about the joys of adoption, the grieving of past, lost dreams, and about moving forward in a family created through adoption.

Panelist Amanda said it well: “One of the things I was told was that grieving… you have to let go of that dream to find a new dream. That has been one of the things that has been most helpful to me.”

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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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