enise comes on the podcast to discuss her experience as an adoptee, and her journey from anger and pain to compassion and appreciation of her adoption experience. Born addicted and left in the hospital by her birthmother, Denise was placed in foster care. When her adoptive parents met her, they instantly fell in love and adopted her. Denise grew up in a loving home with endless opportunities, but always felt a bit of pain when reflecting on her origin story, especially on her birthday. While in college, Denise had an “Ah-ha” moment while doing a project on an event that had changed her life, and she chose adoption. Denise realized while she had been viewing her adoption from the pain it had caused her, she had not seen all the blessings it had brought to her life. Denise advocates for other adoptees to share their stories and talk about their adoption experience as a way to heal from the pain caused by abandonment. Denise’s book “They Chose Me” is out for release soon!!!