I Adopted a Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 143 People

    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

    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

    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
    Jan 23, 2013

    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...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jul 22, 2012

    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

    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
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2012

    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...
    46-50, F
    1 Response Aug 27, 2013

    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

    Hi,I adopted 2 sibling sets The first set is

    from Florida . The boys: Jared is 10 and has asperger syndrome and severe diabetes, Ryan is 8 and has severe separation anxiety, Andrew is 6 and has high functioning autism,Jefferson is 4 and has down syndrome, and Aaron is 2 hours old and has cerebral palsy. Girls:Marcella is 9...
    specialneedsxoxo specialneedsxoxo
    36-40, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    NATIONWIDE Major Cable Network Casting!

    We are searching for people that are considering searching for their birth parents, or birth parents that are considering searching for their children. We are looking to hear from both birth parents or adoptive parents. If you or someone you know might be interested, please...
    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy
    22-25, M
    Feb 2

    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
    4 Responses Apr 13, 2014

    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, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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
    22-25, M
    Mar 14, 2014

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

    When I get older... I don't know

    if I'd really want a kid. But I know I'd like to adopt if I did want any..
    deleted deleted
    Nov 20, 2015

    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
    6 Responses Jun 7, 2013

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

    My son is 11. We have to homeschool him

    because he is so violent and out of control at school. He never behaves like that at home. It's hard to believe that the same child who would stab someone with a pencil can be the most helpful little angel. This wasn't planned, so I still run two companies and have gigs...
    Gaishoas2 Gaishoas2
    31-35, F
    Mar 18


    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

    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
    1 Response May 5, 2012

    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

    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
    cashetty69 cashetty69
    51-55, M
    May 22, 2015

    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
    23 Responses Sep 29, 2008

    I adopted to wonderful kids

    when they were babies, one boy and one girl, brother and sister. Can't imagine life without them.
    Texasparamedic410 Texasparamedic410
    41-45, M
    May 6, 2015

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