I Am An Orphan

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 330 People

    Hi. I'm 26. My mom died

    when I was 10 and my dad died when I was 2. I wrote this in reply to someone's post about not having deserved his parents and creating a wall between him and others. I've been there. I'm still there sometimes and slowly coming out of it. "I just started going to therapy, the...
    childrenoftheearth childrenoftheearth
    26-30, F
    Jan 24, 2015

    When I was 17 years old,

    my dad died of cancer. Now I am 25 and my mother has just died of cancer as well. I have friends, and a few cousins, but I still feel alone in this world without my parents.
    justinemary88 justinemary88
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 4, 2014

    hi i am a new orphan my parents died yesturyday

    and i was put in a orphange lastnight. its not bad. i am 14 years old and i start year 8 this year. i do miss my parents alot. i was crying lastnight cause i mised them so munch.
    besue besue
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 6, 2014

    Goes through my head all the time

    if either would be proud of me, depending on the circumstance im in when the thought comes I'll even sometimes think I feel an answer. So messed up. I don't need and shouldn't want approval from either of them. But especially my dad I do. My mom it's like just as often but the...
    megansunshine megansunshine
    22-25, F
    Jun 4, 2015

    Here I'm an orphan in this worldAnd

    so have I much to rememberThose who have no-one in this world,would have a lot of memories to rememberYou can never read the whole story of our life,Our life will be an illusion before your eyesSo will not get any assurance from you..This's the saddest story of all orphansYou...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Nov 10, 2014

    I Am An Orphan.

    I grew up with no parents, plain and simple. I also grew up with not much of a home. I was born in ky and once I was born I was only with my actual parents for 4 months of my life when my parents died. From there I was put into foster care and bounced around from house to...
    Brian1mccalister Brian1mccalister
    22-25, M
    8 Responses Nov 29, 2012

    In 1967, at the age of 3,

    I was abandoned by both my parents. That's how I became a "Ward of the State of Illinois". After spending several years in several foster homes, I was placed in an orphanage on the North side of Chicago. I was 7 years old and alone again. Oh the memories
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    Orphans Need More Than They Can Give.

    I got to know I'm an orphan since I have memory. Do you know how it feels because you don't know about your birth details? Have you ever been told at very young age that you're abandoned by your biological parents? Have you ever written so many 'I hate you, I'm not your...
    tlixia tlixia
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 19, 2010

    I have completed my first week

    as an orphan. It was my dad's time to go as his body just got too tired. It was a pity he could not have held on until May 4th to achieve the age of 99.
    Rusham Rusham
    70+, M
    4 Responses Apr 28, 2014

    She used to tell me, we are getting a dinner

    and it could be whatever I wanted. By the time she got there she was broke and my brothers and I would go hungry. I bathed them, cleaned, and mothered my brothers always feeling guilty when I left weather it was for a night or the months I'd spend running so messed up about my...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 28, 2014

    Hi I am an orphan am 25 years old I lost my

    father at d age of 12 n ma mum at d age of 23 but for my hold life I have been an orphan even b4 loosing dem bcuz my mum left me with my grandma at d age of 1 year 6 months4rm dea I was raised by my paternal aunt... my first time of seeing my mum was at d age of 9 I couldn't...
    thahabi thahabi
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 18

    ( i am from greece so my english is awfull )

    Hello, so i am 15 years old .. whwn i was 2 my parrents devorsed... my gfather maried a woman and now he has 4 childs ... my mother had been maried too ... and she had a child... from my brothers i only love my mothers child... so 3 years ago mymother died .. then i came in...
    potterhead1111 potterhead1111
    13-15, M
    Jun 3, 2015

    My Life In The OrphanageAt the age of 7 I was

    placed in an orphanage in Chicago Il. Better known as Chapin Hall. There were around 100 kids, ranging in age from 6-18 I was one of the younger ones.My FIRST NIGHT at the orphanage. I was laying in bed crying because I missed my foster mom. I was just getting to sleep when out...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Dec 12, 2014

    I guess I'm here to really ask a question see

    I'm a survivor of mental, physical and sexual abuse by my parents then my "father " killed my mum and himself a year later but i wanna ask what is it like to have parents? Do they cook for you as a child? Like how did it feel to have a mothers love? Or did it always hurt...
    rockchick1990 rockchick1990
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 24, 2014

    I was born in 2001 so

    that makes me 14. I was 13 when my father dies of a heart attack in early December of 2014. Honestly, I didn't care. I hated him. I know that it sounds bad but it's true. He was abusive. Especially verbally. He was an ******* to me and my mom. So after my dad died, I was happy...
    Nick8824 Nick8824
    26-30, M
    1 Response Jan 19

    When I was 4 years old my parents were in a car

    accident...I'll never forget the face of that officer who told me and just gave me a huge hug. I still keep in touch with him and will go visit him often. I guess in a way I have adopted him as my grandpa, I don't know what I'll do when he dies... I am so thankful for the men...
    ArlitaMarie ArlitaMarie
    22-25, F
    Jul 7, 2015

    Been In An Out Of orphanage My Hole Life hi

    my name is Katarina. i been a orphan for a long time since i was 3years old with my twin sister Mandy. i get adopted then when im happy there something always happens. then i ended back at the orphange again. well alest i am with my friends there. oh i should tell you what...
    katarina0033 katarina0033
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 22, 2014

    Hi! I'm a girl who's 18 years old brought up by

    my grandmother. My father killed my mother which makes me have no parents. I've been brought up by my grandmother and my aunt and her husband and their son who became my family. I called my aunt my mother, uncle my father and their daughter as my sister . Everything was fine. I...
    girlwithproblems1 girlwithproblems1
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 25

    I Don't Miss My Father

    When I was about 5, my dad was a heavy alcoholic, well he always was. I don't think that he ever hurt my mom physically, but i'm not to certain. But he was cheating on my mom with some broad that he met 2 weeks ago at some cheap restraunt that me and my mom where also eating at...
    Emeraldstone1 Emeraldstone1
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 5, 2012

    Social Orphan-Ask most people what a social

    orphan is and they cannot answer. Social Orphans are children who have living parents,but as a result of epidemic family breakdown and abuse/neglect, no longer have a family to return home to every night. Most,including me, are products of single motherhood and insufficient...
    Selah94 Selah94
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 14

    My dad (like the big man he is) ran off

    before I was born, got married around the time I was born and denies my existence. That's not my problem as I deny he has testicles. I became an orphan in I want to say 2010 when I was 11, my memory is a little foggy as I was heartbroken because that was when my mum died. I've...
    DuckyBoy98 DuckyBoy98
    16-17, M
    1 Response Mar 5

    I Grew Up In An Orphanage In Chicago In 1967,

    at the age of 3, I was abandoned by both my parents. That's how I became a "Ward of the State of Illinois". After spending several years in several foster homes, I was placed in an orphanage on the North side of Chicago. I was 7 years old and alone again. Oh the memories. EP...
    AwesomeAlert AwesomeAlert
    51-55, M
    Dec 12, 2014

    I Have Always Been Alone.

    This is all going to sound very tragic. And it really is. And I'm writing this more as I would speak it because it helps me feel more genuine. Anyway, it's tragic, but I have never really layed it all out there, and I feel like maybe it's what I need to do to move on. I need to...
    EmmySharp EmmySharp
    31-35, F
    17 Responses Mar 31, 2013

    Never had a great life.

    My mommy and daddy were always the only spot I could hide. And they were the only persons I could talk to. But my parents died some time ago... my daddy 1 year ago and my mommy just recently some months ago... It feels so lonely and I often think about my life and how it should...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Apr 21, 2015

    I was orphaned at the age of three via

    homicide/suicide. She said she was leaving him, that she would be moving to Texas with another man, one who looked just like him without grease on his hands and without oil stains on his shirt. She said she would be taking her daughters with her... (but she never took us...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    I Guess I'm An Orphan...

    [Edit: updated with photograph below]   I guess I never really considered myself an orphan because I was pretty much an adult by the time I lost both parents, and I always considered that term to refer specifically to children who have no parents. I guess this...
    VendettA12 VendettA12
    31-35, M
    20 Responses Jan 5, 2009

    I am an orphan. I became an orphan

    after my parents died and the rest of my family didn't want to take me in. Apparently a seven year old is too much to take care of. The rest of my childhood I spent in orphanages and foster homes. None of my childhood memories are very good. It sucks to see people come look...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Oct 20, 2015

    why people treat orphans

    as animals i lost my father when i was a todler and they all left us stranded
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Jan 25

    My mother passed away somewhat recently.

    My father died a while back. So now it's just me and my siblings..it's still a little weird, but in some ways, not having to worry about my mother's demons has made life quieter. That's an awful thing to say, I know it is, but she was so unhappy, I hope she's at peace now.
    Sammiebaby1016 Sammiebaby1016
    18-21, F
    6 Responses Feb 20, 2015

    My father died when I was five.

    I didn't understand it was permanent then, but I do now. He died of lung cancer. I didn't even get go see him the day he died. A few years down the track my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer then skin cancer. She was constantly in and our of hospital it became a everyday...
    brianna196 brianna196
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 24, 2015

    My mother and father gave me up to work every

    day of the summer on a farm for free against my will. Anybody out there have forced labor instead of friends?
    Accidentallyloudas Accidentallyloudas
    26-30, M
    1 Response Mar 26

    My parent and my brother died in a car wreck

    about a year and a half ago while i was at home sleeping. My sister, who had moved out, killed herself of christmas, yesterday..youd think id be all depressed about all this but i just keep living my life anyway...im on assisted living since ive only got like two years until im...
    PainIsPeace PainIsPeace
    16-17, M
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    I wrote this years ago,

    I thought it would be nice to share it here. The title was: "Grief, how long does it take?" Running my fingers over my swelling elbow...a familiar aching enveloped me. I diverted my attention to my knee, it already turned bluish, a part of it purple. "God, help me..." i...
    Hopu Hopu
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jul 12, 2015

    I Hate That Word "orphan", I Am One, & I Hate That Word.

    I am an Orphan. For me that word encompasses all the negative feelings I have associated with the death of my parents. It is associated with abandonment, grief, loss, loneliness, and being different. I have noticed that society does not have good images of orphans. We are...
    wildemom wildemom
    6 Responses Dec 20, 2011

    We're All A Little Lost

    The hardest part of being an orphan is trying to remember... trying to remember how everything happened, but it just went by too fast. I sit up at night sometimes trying to put the pieces together, but its like putting together a puzzle without the picture on the box. I can...
    Simplyhana Simplyhana
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 14, 2013

    My parents and only brother I had left were

    brutally murdered by a psychopath. And the police told me, "These things happen sometimes. You just got unlucky."
    SethTheKid SethTheKid
    13-15, M
    5 Responses Jan 19

    I'm 14 years old, I lost my dad at the age of 3

    at my birthday party, he died from a heart condition that was carried on that I now have. I lost my mommy at the age of 11, when she then killed herself. It's hard, I have lost myself since then. I have bounced between foster homes for three years almost 4 now. August 4th, and...
    autumn12321 autumn12321
    16-17, F
    1 Response May 6, 2014

    I don't really understand how to categorize an

    orphan, but my family abandoned me when i was 14 because I refused to participate in religion. My family, especially my mother, (I never knew my father), are orthodox jewish, as was I until the age of 14 when I decided I did not believe in God anymore. I was not against faith or...
    dreamgaze13 dreamgaze13
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 2, 2015

    My parents were killed

    when I was about 5. I then lived w/ a family of strangers that took me & expected me to forget my family & accept them as my parents. The father was a minister. They had several children, they took in others. I hated the noise & roughness of the other kids. I also hated the...
    Alessandre Alessandre
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Feb 8, 2014

    My Love Not At All Invincible

    You came in with faith my heart did belong Betrayed an unbroken my heart come undoneĀ  They fall into peices a shattered portrait of tears did drop Before the deceased pray you started to stop May you live in peace amongst your worlds Of fragments of cystal beheld diamonds...
    LastofmyKind LastofmyKind
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jan 6, 2013

    Its Very Lonely When Noone Wants You

    My mother passed away of a very curable pneumonia from bronchitis because she didn't have the money to go to the Dr. She died 2 days after I turned 11 years old. The last time I ever saw was my birthday. Until that time I never knew my dad. After her death no one wanted to take...
    missinglove95 missinglove95
    5 Responses Apr 9, 2013


    For the last 10 years, I have had a parent dying. My mother died when I was 13 of cancer. Then my dad, through smoking, drinking and unhealthy life style, got cancer too. He suffered and died and we were all there to watch again. I am now 19 and am an orphan. I am also now the...
    ajpa ajpa
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 26, 2010

    hate the fact that I am an orphan.

    I wish I could rewind time :( sighh
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 13, 2015

    I have been an orphan

    since I was 23 years old. My Mum died when I was 14 suddenly of a heart problem. My Dad was much older than my Mum and he died 9 years later of sepsis aged 91. It was upsetting to lose them both but my Mum wouldn't have had a good life because she was an alcoholic and my Dad was...
    LinkinParkMuse LinkinParkMuse
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 24, 2015

    How It Feels to Be Without Parents.

    I never saw my dad since he passed away when I was a baby,at 2yrs my mum left me with my granny and travelled abroad since my dad's loss was too much for her.I got to know my mum when I was eight years and i spent just six years with her only to loose her to breast cancer.She was...
    silver109 silver109
    7 Responses Apr 12, 2009

    My dad killed himself

    when I was 10. My mom died of brain cancer a year later. So there I was, 11 years old, and an orphan. My brother went to an uncle's family, my sister went to our grandmother's house, and I went with a different uncle. A week later my brother and I were traded because I was...
    danthechainsawman danthechainsawman
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 14, 2015

    Wrote this in April 2007,

    many years after I lost my parents. It was during a time when I was soul searching, and trying to identify with something. Recently I shared it with a friend that I learned lost his parents at an early age as well. He was moved to tears, for the right reasons, as he expressed...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 18, 2015

    Yep Yep

    hi my name is Kay i just came a orphan 3days ago and i ended up at the orphanage 2days ago. i am 12years old and wear diapers cause it hasn't been my time to be potty trained. i am not potty trained. live in the same orphanage as candy.
    kaycandy kaycandy
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 1, 2013

    I have very bad life don't feel like living

    and I am scared to die.Might be I am the only person in the group who is become orphan thrice in life time.My story start in park garbage bin when I was thrown I was just one day old probably crying in the bin one person responded to my cry and took me . in tilly I didn't know...
    jagadishsjc jagadishsjc
    31-35, M
    Jul 23, 2015

    I remember when I was a child

    and me and my parents were leaving the office. My parents ran and owned a magazine in Beirut, in the Arab world where no one reads. I heard the news that the butcher's wife died. They had a shop in that same building, as well as an apartment. I'm 22 years old now and I can...
    ksm93 ksm93
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 3, 2015

    My dad died two years ago.

    He had squamous cell carcinoma which started in his tongue and metastasized to his neck. The tumor wrapped around his carotid artery. He went through extensive radiation and chemotherapy, which weakened his carotid artery and eventually caused it to rupture. He had had a...
    Kaoruk100 Kaoruk100
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 4
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