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I Adopted a Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 136 People

    While I Wait...

    I have known my entire life that I wanted to adopt one day.  My mother is adopted and I always wanted a large family but did not feel I had the right to contribute to over-population. My husband and I currently are in the process of adopting our first child and we have...
    hobolady hobolady 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2009

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    Colorful Water Lily ...

    ... is the translation of my daughter's Chinese name. Her birth name was Yi Yanping. I also have it tatooed, on my back, in Chinese kanji (lettering). It is placed in the middle of a Yin Yang symbol. She was four months old the day that she was given to her mother and I. ...
    kowpoke61 kowpoke61 46-50, M Apr 23, 2009

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    God's Grace !

    We had 3 children, but it had always been my dream to adopt. God mad a way for that to happen when our last child was 13, and I was 41, then again at 46. Our sons are ages 9, & 7. Because our sons came to us with so many issues, we have really come to understand what it means to...
    libertybalanced libertybalanced 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    My Nephew.

    A few weeks back me and my wife adopted my 4 year old nephew Jake. His father (my brother) has gone to jail for a number of years for child neglect and child abuse. We adopted him to stop him from going into to care which i most defiantly didn't want and nor did my mom. When he...
    officerJoe officerJoe 31-35, M 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    Hoshimi is my daughter

    but not biological anyway you see I adopted her as it says in the title, the sad part when I fully became her father she was in a sad part in her life that she was part of a mother who did/didn't want her. Basically this is the story of her biological mother's side of the story...
    SakuraMizushimaCutie SakuraMizushimaCutie 18-21, M Mar 14

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    Adoptees

    I am incredibly elated that i helped my wife find her birth mother. This is one of those moments i will never forget. The look on her face, and the sound of joy in her voice will always make me smile when i think back on it. So to all of those who have not found their birth...
    park9642 park9642 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 20, 2012

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    Adopted A Family Members Child

    My step-daughter is the biological mother of my son. This was her second pregnancy and she was facing very tough times in her life. She decided right away that she would seek an adoptive family for him and contacted Catholic Charities to begin the process. When she was about five...
    nayali2 nayali2 41-45, F 2 Responses May 2, 2011

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    Our Long Road

    I knew from age 17 I would not be able to birth children. I was open with my husband about it before we married, and he said it was OK. We would adopt. 3 years into marriage we began the adoption process. We were overjoyed to be chosen by a birthmom. However we were later...
    pamelamc pamelamc 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    I Lost Everything I Owned

    I thought I had learned my lessons in life and surely wouldn't make the same mistakes again! But I was wrong. I consider myself to be a responsible person. I've always been able to take care of myself without depending on anyone else. I am a hard worker, and a good person...
    transistic transistic 46-50, F Jul 11, 2012

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    My Son Timothy And His Sister Ashley

    My wife and I were married for eight years and had three children, a girl 8, a girl 6 and a boy 3 when we began to have problems. Soon we decided to separate. We had been separated for three months when one evening I was at my wife's home visiting my children while she was away...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    When I married my first wife,

    her son was 4 years old. He was the cutest little guy. I'd loved working with children since I was in college, but I found out it's a lot different when they're now your own. I felt jealousy and at times anger because I felt second fiddle with my wife. I've come to accept...
    LookingForSoMuchMore LookingForSoMuchMore 51-55, M 2 Responses May 18

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    Still Effects Me When Siblings Announce Pregnancies

    We adopted a little girl from Guatalahara Mexico close to 13 years ago. Shes as American as apple pie and a lot of people dont even realize shes Mexican and thinks she looks like me.Even though I love her to death it still saddens me when my dad announces in every way possible...
    French378 French378 51-55, M 1 Response Jul 22, 2012

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    Adoption - My Story

    I’ve known my wife 8 years before marriage but after 10 years of  marriage, we didn't successful in conceiving our own kids. We did check with the specialist and did all sort of the tests but there were nothing wrong. Not lucky enough, i guess.  We can't afford to do all...
    ABforever ABforever 36-40, M Jul 19, 2011

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    Adopted all three of my daughters

    and can't imagine my life without them. They give my life meaning every day and make me want to be a better person. Their Mother and I are going through a divorce right now and I am worried senseless about how they come out of this.
    SamStartingOver SamStartingOver 41-45, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    How Much Should I Tell?

    I could use some wisdom from my fellow adoptive parents here. We adopted 2 children back in 2006 (a brother and sister...same birthmom, different birthfathers). We received a thick binder on each child that told us EVERYTHING, even down to the nurses notes from the hospital when...
    pamelamc pamelamc 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Adopted A Baby

    Yesterday, I was baby sitting a cute little baby. Three people when they have seen me, thought I have adopted a child.  They smiled and asked, is it yours and so on.  It was cute and funny at the same time.  I said; no, no, its not mine, I am just babysitting.  :)
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F Jul 27, 2012

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    We Have Four, And There Will Likely Be More.

     My husband and I were fifteen and sixteen when we started dating. We miscarried our first child when I was almost eighteen, and didn't become parents until eighteen years later when we adopted our sons. Our road was long and twisting and I never gave up on my dream of being a...
    TLRB TLRB 41-45, F Aug 27, 2013

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    My Adoption Story

    I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a mommy. Some people are born to do something and I was born to raise children and love them. When I miscarried my baby girl and lost my fiance to a car crash 2 years ago I was in a dark place. It was hard to pull myself out of the rut...
    michiganlady19 michiganlady19 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    Should I?

    I have 4 kids, two of them adopted, and I was thinking of adopting another child, the other two have turned out great, they love me and I love them, I'm ready, able, and willing to do the work, so should I?
    whodareswins6 whodareswins6 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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    In the Middle

    We, that is my husband my sons and I, are adopting my husbands second cousins baby. She is currently nineteen weeks along with what is believed to be a girl. Not entirely sure. We will have to wait until her twenty four week sonogram to find out for sure. It will be an open...
    darknessandfear89 darknessandfear89 18-21, F Jul 29, 2009

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    I Was Adopted

    I was adopted as a newborn and am thankful that my birthmother made the choice that she did.I grew up in a wonderful home with 2 older brothers.I am proud to say that I am adopted!My adopted mother was my REAL mother .To all you "parents" waiting for a child...
    kikidoodle kikidoodle 46-50 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    I Am An Adoptive Mother

    I adopted my son at birth. I was blessed to be there for the birth and was able to bring him home 12 hours later. The nine months that it took for the adoption to become final were HELL! His BM could come and take him from me at ANY time, day or night. I think this, sadly...
    FeedtheBirds FeedtheBirds 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 12, 2007

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    None To Three!!!

    My husband paul and got married August 6,1988 By the first year we where trying to have a baby. As time went by it just wasn't happening. I decided to go to my doctor . The doctor decided to have me try clomid for 3 months. My doctor did say if it's going to happen it should...
    wicklesschelle wicklesschelle 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2012

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    The Journey

    My husband and I were married only 4 months when we learned that we wouldn't be able to conceive without a great deal of medical intervention.  We weren't even thinking of trying to have children yet even though I was already over 30, but it was quite a blow to deal with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 23 Responses Sep 29, 2008

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    She Is A Nurse Now

    13 years ago on Sept, as I got home from office(10:00pm), there was this little girl sitting infront of our gate. It was about to rain and she seems to be cold. I asked her if she is waiting for someone She was not responding. As the rain started to fall, I simply asked her to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    I Hate Being Adopted. Part Of My Story.

     I have gotten adopted at age 4. All my life i lived with these people, but was offically adopted at 4. My whole life i knew who my real mother was. I just thought she was my aunt till about age 5. Had no idea who my real dad was until age 10. My adoptive parents , i don't...
    xoxokenziebaby xoxokenziebaby 13-15, F Jun 26, 2012

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    My Story......

    i dont know if i am adopted or not i feel like the only one being hurt by my father and they seem to hate me, i feel so alone, when i was a kid my father used to hurt me back then i got a lot of Bruce in my body just for a simple mistake, and they dont do the same thing for my...
    abrigorenz abrigorenz 16-17 Jan 23, 2013

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    In a Waiting Pattern....

      Since this is a ‘goal’ of ours I should probably share why it is a goal!   My wife and I have been married for close to 15 years and have always wanted a family. We began our marriage with the picture of the perfect family, Thanksgiving and...
    lifeslife08 lifeslife08 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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    When I Adopted...

    I adopted my first child when i was 18. I know such a young age, but i wouldnt change the day i adopted for aything.... I adopted a baby girl named liyah when she was 2 months old.. She is now 1 years old and i love her to death, i wouldnt give my daughter up for anything in the...
    peacewuzhere peacewuzhere 18-21 1 Response May 5, 2012

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    My Adopted Little Brother Has Mental Issues.

    Almost two years ago my mom received a phone call from my grandpa's girlfriend saying her nephew had a baby but didn't want it and she was wondering if my mom would take him in. Of course my mom said yes immediately. We started seeing him regularly for about a year then we were...
    rockin94 rockin94 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2011

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    My Precious Little Girl...

    I have been blessed to adopt the most wonderful little girl in the world. She came to live with us when she was 2 months old. We were able to adopt her when she was 22 months old. I can't imagine a day without her as part of our family. Many times people have said that she is...
    ColorMeReal ColorMeReal 41-45, F 12 Responses Oct 4, 2008

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    got my tattoo last week! it's the adoption symbol with the date I was adopted in the middle. my mom cried when I showed her (:
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I'm adopted and I love my family like they were my own blood because everyone is family to me and I love them for raising me I consider them as my real parents because parents are...
    HippieForever HippieForever 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Couldn't help but laugh when a close friend of mine texted me to tell me they're re-doing my life in a movie. I laughed, and said what???? She said, yeah...Annie's back!!! When...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    I thought after many years I would totally forget the past and live peacefully. But as I stare at the nothingness earlier, everything came back to me. I was molested by the son of...
    dakilangdreamer dakilangdreamer 18-21, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Yes I do very much so - Not only had we thought about ..but we have adopted too. Granted it was something we had to think about for sometime, as adoption involves not just...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    Saving Grace There are a lot of Children who don't have a place to call home a forever family Mom and dad who love them unconditionally I was a child who was adopted by my...
    conservativegirl24 conservativegirl24 22-25, F Dec 12

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    My best friend in high school passed away a few years ago. She was considered the “trouble maker”, but she found out, right before we graduated that she had bipolar...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    October 17,1997 1:10 pm. Most people wouldn't define the day of their birth as their strongest moment, but for me its a day i will forever define as my strongest and hugest...
    withpaincomesstrength withpaincomesstrength 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I never wanted a child, but my husband really did. We decided to try adoption and went to classes to become foster/adopt parents. 2 years ago we chose an 8-year-old boy and he...
    JenLWoo JenLWoo 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    I found out my parents have communication problem after finding out my own communication problem.Then I told my parents about it,but they did not want to confront the issue.My...
    cl6688 cl6688 26-30 Dec 10

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    In October, I saw my abuser for the first time in 11 years. I was adopted and my mothers first husband physically, emotionally, and sexually abused me. he is the root cause of most...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Okay, so the title explains it all. I was adopted at birth. I love my adoptive mother, and her family has made me feel like I belong and that I am not adopted. The topic of...
    FreeSpirit420 FreeSpirit420 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    Define "presents". Cause when I have kids I don't want them to have big flashy things. I want to give them handmade things that are very personal and made with love. Yeah, every...
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Men who abuse kids should be shot on site. I hate child abuse. It's the ultimate evil
    romanticheart77 romanticheart77 51-55, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    There are two memories I can't get out of my head. And I've never told anyone about them because they're that terrifyingly shocking. I was just confused when I was a kid and tried...
    Mariyah22 Mariyah22 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Yes my twin sister and I were adopted at 10 months old, I am thankful everyday I love my parents so much thankyou mom and dad I love you <3
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    God has created so many things into this world but only one person to bring goodness to this world that is our mom; yes she is the one who carries love, affection, care and joy...
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 Dec 12

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    I am adopted and have never met my birth parents and struggle with it everyday.
    bettehyde bettehyde 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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