I Am Adopted and Have Met My Birth Mom

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    I was adopted when I was 3 days old.

    I've met both of my biological parents. However, I don't keep in contact with them anymore. I do keep in contact with their families though. Being adopted was the best thing that has ever happened to me even through all the drama, pain, tears, and surprises.
    emilyrose23 emilyrose23
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 28, 2014

    Hi, I need your advice.

    I need help. Last year I officially found out that I am adopted. I have my doubts on my family when I was a kid but I am on complete denial. And then until last year came, I was on the beach with my friends when a person started chatting me saying that she wants me to know the...
    JoshuaMN JoshuaMN
    26-30, M
    1 Response May 5, 2014


    She emailed me today. She sent me an e-mail. I have been hoping and praying to hear from my cousin for a year now. I lost them all once. I hope I don't lose her again. I love her. I've never even met her, but I have all this love for her. When she e-mailed me it was with a...
    turquoiseturtle turquoiseturtle
    36-40, F
    Mar 23, 2013

    Everyone Else Cried.

    I had expectations when going to meet my birthparents. I wanted a mother who would fuss and worry about me and want to make up for the lost years. I wanted a father who was a stand up guy, who was funny, and would be my protector. I didn't think I was asking too much...
    Thatgirlinyellow Thatgirlinyellow
    22-25, F
    May 1, 2013

    I was adopted by my birth mother's aunt-aka my

    mom now. She has cerebra palsy and could not comprehend what a baby needed. I was left alone for hours when only months old. If not for my mom and dad stepping in and fighting the court for me I would either be dead or a druggie/welfare child. I have no desire to talk to my...
    Nihnox Nihnox
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 3, 2014

    I met my birth mother on her birthday last year.

    Prior to meeting her I was in contact secretly with her for three years. Her name is Pamela. She has tried to call when I was younger and successfully got in touch with me and my twin brother a few times. My mom however was not too thrilled about it. Pamela was living an...
    Aerialk Aerialk
    22-25, F
    Mar 5, 2014

    Feeling Like A Burden

    I to was adpoted into family. My fathers father adopted me. And for about 10 years it was just me and him. He then died when i was 12 and had to go move with my brother and his mom. After awhile, i started to get the feeling that i was a burden, and was not wanted in the house...
    Kfizzel Kfizzel
    Nov 29, 2012

    I Have Fas Because Of My Birth Mom

    My birth mom Drank while i was in the womb. It has been really hard on my life because of her drinking and really screwed me up a lot. As a kid i Was mad at her for that but not so much anymore. My adoptive parents raised me knowing i was adopted and i always felt out of place...
    stephybear1990 stephybear1990
    22-25, F
    Feb 9, 2012

    I Did Meet Her

    You know the day you find out that you are adopted, the racing thoughts, the surprise and confusion. Feeling as though someone had just played the most horrible joke in the world on you. Because everyone had been joking about the one who just doesn't quite fit in as being the...
    turquoiseturtle turquoiseturtle
    36-40, F
    Mar 23, 2013

    Well...I went through a closed adoption

    where I knew nothing about my birth mom. Growing up, I was aware that I was adopted and I went through a foster home before my lovely parents adopted me. My parents raised me to be bold and strong and a believer. My senior year of high school, my whole life changed. I was taking...
    bearcat1989 bearcat1989
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2014

    i live with my real mom

    but my adopted dad left me just like my read dad
    lexykay lexykay
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 20, 2014

    I met my birth mother on her birthday last year.

    Prior to meeting her I was in contact secretly with her for three years. Her name is Pamela. She has tried to call when I was younger and successfully got in touch with me and my twin brother a few times. My mom however was not too thrilled about it. Pamela was living an...
    aerialklove aerialklove
    22-25, F
    Mar 6, 2014

    I was adopted when I was to young to understand.

    Growing I never knew my mom but did know my father although I didn't have much to with him. When I was ten I found out but didn't really understand as I was still a child although I did feel different. I went through a phase of thinking should I try to find her or not. I left...
    seasideboy18 seasideboy18
    41-45, M
    Mar 2, 2014

    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 always thought about what meeting her would be like, what she would be like. Everything in life never goes according to plan. I found...
    kasi09 kasi09
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 19, 2014

    I Miss Them

    I was adopted when I was three days old. I met my birth father and three of my half sisters a couple years ago. Last summer I went to visit my birth sisters and meet my birth mother for the first time. I felt so at home with them. I went down again to visit and attend my oldest...
    megsalerno15 megsalerno15
    22-25, F
    Aug 12, 2013

    Where Are You Now?

    I met my birthmom 3 1/2 years ago. Things were great for a while, but then she got crazy. After a visit there, I came home and realized she was ignoring me. I called, texted, skyped, wrote letters, and eventually (a month later) she finally answered me, saying that she wasn't mad...
    scarletandgray scarletandgray
    18-21, F
    Jan 31, 2012

    I came to the family

    that i live with now when i was 8 months. I was adopted when i was 3. I met my birth mom, half-brother and half-sister when i was 8. I now have another sister, 1 year old, and my mom, her husband, and three kids live one town over from mine.
    jesi27 jesi27
    16-17, F
    May 24, 2014

    At First

    At first she was excited to talk to me and see me. Now she ignores my calls and doesnt call back. I am so ******* depressed.
    ShineLikeJewelz ShineLikeJewelz
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2013

    It was November 26 1989 it was a Sunday around

    at 10:01 am my mother gave birth to me she was only 16 years old and still to young to have a baby but she didn't make any good choices in the past I remember when I came out of her womb she looked so beautiful I always loved my mother but my dad was never around to see me be...
    deleted deleted
    Aug 29, 2015

    At ten days old, I was adopted by an amazing

    woman. She and my (adopted) father are amazing people; I was an only child, never wanted for anything, and always knew that I am very much loved. A couple of years ago, my natural mother found me on Facebook. A few days ago, I moved in with her. She and I are so much alike...
    afreimann afreimann
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 11, 2015

    I Feel Like A Mistake

    Hi I am 24 but was adopted when I was 2days old. My birth mother knew my adopted parents from church and knew that they were unable to have children but really wanted one. It was a private, open adoption and my adopted family kept in contact with my birthmother. I was 11 years...
    adoptedmotherof3 adoptedmotherof3
    Aug 26, 2012

    Family Secret

    When I was a younger, I asked my mom why I didnt look like my brothers and sisters. I asked her if I was adopted. She told me to shutup and never to talk about it again. As I grew older I noticed the differences between everyone and myself. My parents never helped me with my...
    silentimpact silentimpact
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 9, 2011
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