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I Adopted a Child

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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 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 5 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 7 Responses Nov 4, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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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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    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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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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 always wanted to have a child in my life.

    I was almost close reaching the goal until my ex got an abortion done. As my relationship don't go well and I don't see there is an ideal girl for me. I think I will have to adopt a child instead. First I need to ensure I have a job again and have good amount of money saved...
    ChillyWilly82 ChillyWilly82 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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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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    Related Experiences

    My A (adoptive) parents knew about me through a lawyer before I was born. Then they drove from Miami to Boynton Beach FL. to pick me up when I was only 8 hours old. My brother was...
    BAM33156 BAM33156 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I have a question for adopted children. I'm a teenager and considering adoption and I don't know if it's the right choice. I don't have a lot of money but id love my baby so much...
    freespirit98 freespirit98 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I was three when adopted along with my eight month old little brother. We were from a small town where everybody knew the why's, etc., and my adoptive parents moved five states...
    RRr9 RRr9 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I was born in China. When I was 24 days old I was abandoned on a grassy spot near a river. I don't know why my mother left me. After that I went to an orphanage for two years...
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Live, be a complete only child.
    hawklight hawklight 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I was adopted when I was 3 months old, my biomom had me at the hospital and chose to leave me there for adoption. Someone else mom was kind enough to breastfeed me until I was 3...
    luisafern luisafern 22-25, F Apr 8

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    I remember people from my family, when I was little, they hugged each other. I probably was hugged as a baby, but I don't remember it. I have pretty good and clear memories since I...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    The afternoon after my adopted father was arrested my 11 year old sister finally came out of her bedroom . She looked AWFUL. Cuts,bruises,welts. And she was holding her left arm in...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was adopted at 9 months old. I never really wanted to meet my birth parents. One of my adopted friends got a grant to go find her birth parents...but that never appealed to me. I...
    goldenwings17 goldenwings17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I was adopted when I was three years old. I was placed in a foster home from the hospital, the same foster parents adopted me and became my parents. I am always willing to share...
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I adopted 2 sons and my oldest son and he has reactive attachment disorder. he was fine as a child and when he hit middle school he got with the wrong crowd, didnt do his homework...
    MonicaOlivia69 MonicaOlivia69 41-45, F Apr 9

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    I was adopted at six weeks of age from Honduras by a white couple living in the states. My mom told me at a young age that I was adopted
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was adopted at the age of 5 by Linda and Paul. They were loving and kind but when it came to manners and punishment it was bad. They started spanking me at age six . I was to...
    whovianbabe whovianbabe 22-25 9 Responses Apr 4

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    No Witnesses- "Noah! Noah! Where are you,girl?" Out in the hall Papa,my adopted father,was calling for my little sister. She was in her bedroom just like every other day and he...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I was adopted at birth to the best family and I am so lucky. My mom told me that if I wanted to at 18 I could meet my birth mother and she would help me. But my birth mother didn't...
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    To all those out there with this same problem... I've been thru hell and back and I'm stronger than ever. It's manageable being adopted and not knowing your parents, it's whether...
    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    My story isn't much but here it is. I was born in Bulgaria (Eastern Europe). I don't know much about my mom and nothing about my dad. All I know is my moms name, she was really...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm adopted and my mom died.. and I'm not sure if my dad is alive... he was too poor to raise me... in Haiti... I wish I could meet him :(
    g0ne g0ne 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My stepdad, who is like my real dad adopted me- because my bio dad was an *******.
    WeepingWillow2014 WeepingWillow2014 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was adopted by my real mums sister and her husband as she died a few days after I was born. I could never have asked for a more loving couple to raise me as their own. I am proud...
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    My grandparents adopted me when I was 18 months old. I have always lived with them and thought of them as my parental figures and up until first grade I just thought I referred to...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I am new to this, but I've seen from a lot of people who have commented, say that it's a good app. I battle a lot of things from depression, being bipolar, having suicidal thoughts...
    shorthairgurl shorthairgurl 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    I adopted a boy today here online his name is Tony.
    bectyler bectyler 26-30, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    In the past this particular vent was adopted as the trading as well as business center to the land since most of the actual adjacent countries make use of this vent involving Lagos...
    bnsshop13 bnsshop13 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Childhood is the time from birth to the age of 16. According to the changes in the physiological characteristics and psychological characteristics, childhood can be divided into...
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