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I Adopted a Child

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 13

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 Dec 12, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    It's not the children that bother me, it's the parents. I hate seeing pictures of kids on facebook. Imagine when they are teenagers and all their friends will be able to find baby...
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    I only found out a few years ago. They adopted me as a newborn because they were unable to have children of their own. They are very good Christian parents and I know they love me...
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224 18-21, F 9 Responses Oct 23

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    My real parents died in a fire and my dad created the fire. I was 4 years old and living in japan. When I was walking downstairs to get a glass of water I saw my dad slapping my...
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    okay so b4 i start this i want to tell you i am adopted and ik how it feels and some of the thought that go through your head like why did my biological parents give me up was...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    -- I was 15 years old, I couldn't look after myself, never mind a child -- Hi, my name is Kelsea-Marie, I am 35 years old, years ago I gave up a baby girl. I was 15 years old...
    kelseamarie kelseamarie 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 22

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    I love children very dearly so I got moved with orphans and thats what I do. Adopted some and looking for ways of keeping at least more. Searching for friends who can be of help...
    blessedcentre blessedcentre 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 24

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    Twincrue Twincrue 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24

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    My mother had a one night stand and got pregnant. When I was two she left me with my aunt who raised me as her own until she died. (I was nine). I was put into care but luckily...
    AnnieJF AnnieJF 18-21, F Oct 27

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    Being adopted was the biggest blessing given, considering the life I lived. I couldn't ask for a better father. He's not only my father, but he's my best friend, my listener, my...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 13

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    Some women are just too shameful and cunning, they would use pregnancy to tie dumb rich guys down. Children being used as a means to an end. Those kind of people who bring innocent...
    Peccare Peccare 22-25, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    So here's the thing about this time of year.. it was once my favorite time of the year, because it was filled with love, family and holiday spirit. See, I was sexually abused as a...
    willowsweep willowsweep 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I have adopted three dogs from the street, and o accepted to have my cousin's toy poodle because she was too expensive to take care of. When i see an injured or hungry doggie, i...
    LiLkoala LiLkoala 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I was a late in life adoption and very lucky that it went so well. My parents died in a car wreck when I was three so I really don't remember anything about them other than they...
    mountaingirl4life mountaingirl4life 70+, F 1 Response Nov 1

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    Justhereagainn Justhereagainn 22-25, M Nov 2

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