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I Adopted a Child

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Sep 26, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm 18 years old and I just found out that I was adopted. The sad part is, my parents didn't tell me, but my best friend let it slip. All of my friends knew but never said anything...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Know what is one of the craziest experiences you can have being adopted? Having your own children. I was adopted from South Korea at the age of 3 months old, so I do not know my...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I really adore people who adopt children. I was adopted at the early age of 6 months. The couple that adopted me were unable to have children of their own. Since adopting me...
    brunetteatthebeach brunetteatthebeach 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Jo here! I'm 44 and a single mum of four girls. I spank my girls with a hairbrush in the diaper position when they misbehave . A spanking in our house happens one to two times a...
    JoMumOfFour JoMumOfFour 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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    I was adopted at 14 months . My birth mother was a drug attic and my dad was in jail. I had 6 other siblings and they all stayed with my biological grandmother who was sick and...
    binkybee502 binkybee502 13-15 2 Responses Jul 10

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    Better Not To Know-A few years ago I had the option to know my birth parents identities,in 2011, to be exact. I turned 21 that October,but not quite yet. My sister was 19. Mama,our...
    IsaacofCalgary IsaacofCalgary 22-25, M Jul 18

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    I was born into a world of disease, hunger, poverty, and the most unimaginable love ever invented. Summer in India can reach almost 120 degrees every day before the blessed...
    minaclaire minaclaire 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I just want to know what causes a huge genetic variation on the level I am about to place on table. I figured out that as much as I looked alike my parents I was just about, on the...
    Somethingweird01 Somethingweird01 22-25, M Jul 1

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    my mom was young and things happened and ended up selling me when i was a baby haha child trafficking but picked a good family to give me to :D the family she gave me to was old...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My pets are definitely my kids I loved pets since I was a kid. I have a cat name Paikea and a rabbit name Thumper. Before I had them, I also had a kitten, three hamsters, two Beta...
    twilighteen twilighteen 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I was around 7 - 8 years of age when I was tooken from my mother my mother and stepfather were very cruel to me as I can remember. My mother and father divorced in 1972 my father...
    Tweetybird2012 Tweetybird2012 41-45, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm never going to forget this guy I met (almost dated) he told me his story about being an orphan and his child abuse from his foster parents it changed me forever how could...
    muffinpowers muffinpowers 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Well, not quite yet. I was adopted when I was only a couple days old. I didn't know until I was about 7 or so, that I was adopted. Then when I turned 18 I found my birth mom. I had...
    kasi09 kasi09 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I was taken by CPS at age 3. Went back as forth between 2 foster homes for 2 years, adopted at 8, moved out of adoption parents house at 14... I lived in 5 different house holds...
    katcard katcard 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    Don't Swing on the Curtains! When I was 5 I discovered a new hobby, and much to my parents annoyance, that hobby was swinging on the curtains! One morning, before my five older...
    jamieroberthopsen jamieroberthopsen 31-35, M Jul 6

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    Before I start telling you, I am not asking for sympathy or for you to feel bad for me, I just want to share it you guys. I remember it just like it was yesterday. At my house it...
    Mikaylaxo Mikaylaxo 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    Hellooooo world ! Don't make babies by default ! It is not an ooops I just wanted sex...oh well,let's be parents. Bring wanted babies and if you do the "oops" thing,be consequent...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    My mother adopted two pairs of siblings. Both are my cousins twins from NZ 16 and siblings (bro-sis) from the US 16 and 17. TBH i dont feel comfortable living with them and my dad...
    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I adopted two gets 4 years ago ginger tabs boots. And marmalade I loved them tons but before marmalade was 1 he got hit by a car and sadly passed away but boots is now 4 and living...
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F Jul 5

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    I am adopted from Kazakhstan by American parents. I always wanted to meet my biological mother.
    48Meghan 48Meghan 13-15 1 Response