I Am An Adult Adoptee

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    I was adopted at four months of age

    after loving experience with a mother who wanted to keep me but felt unsupported in a time when women didn't have a lot of choices. Some women then might've kept their children but the stigma still existed and options for childcare limited. I am angry at times that she didn't...
    decodoll decodoll
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Feb 22, 2014
    mjfly mjfly
    46-50, F
    Feb 20

    Nobody Knew She Was Pregnant

    The birth order goes like this:#1: Girl. Kept w/the help of her parents. Father unknown.#2: Girl. Given up for adoption. Father a well-known man about town, married w/a wife and several other children. Baby wanted, adoption forced by parents and father of child.#3: Girl. Me. 1973...
    hatdancer39 hatdancer39
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Jan 6, 2013

    Nobody Knew She Was Pregnant

    The birth order goes like this:#1: Girl. Kept w/the help of her parents. Father unknown.#2: Girl. Given up for adoption. Father a well-known man about town, married w/a wife and several other children. Baby wanted, adoption forced by parents and father of child.#3: Girl. Me. 1973...
    hatdancer39 hatdancer39
    41-45, F
    Jan 6, 2013

    I am looking for adult adoptees interested in

    answering a questionnaire regarding your experiences as an adult adoptee. It is completely volunteer with no compensation but will help to better inform treatment options and what we know about the experiences unique to being an adoptee in this culture. Thank You. Questionnaire...
    NancyB17 NancyB17
    46-50, F
    Mar 13
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