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I Experienced An Adoption Search

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    Lost And Now Found

    I was given up for adoption when I was just days old.  My birthmother was single and came from a large Catholic family.  It was 1975 and things were different then.  I never for one second had bad feelings toward her for the choice she made.  I believe everything happens for...
    nettyg nettyg 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 8, 2012

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    Maybe

    ...the adoptee's birth parent[s] have another family and another life.Maybe they are deceased. Maybe they don't want to be found. Don't chase them on a social media site. Work with the placement agency that adopted you out and ask THEM to track down any leads based on information...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F May 30, 2013

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    Reunited

    My son found me. I don't know how, he's only 15, the same age I was when I gave birth to him. He told me all about data mining and public domain searches and stuff, but I couldn't follow any of it. He's smarter at 15 than I am now. He's taking Advanced Placement classes in school...
    supergirl1982 supergirl1982 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    Separated At Birth In 1975/reunited 21 Years Later

    My daughter and I were separated at birth.  I was 17 years old at the time.  Things were very different back then. I really wanted to keep her but had limited options. I was told that I made the ultimate sacrifice of love so that my daughter could...
    Carolinamama Carolinamama 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2009

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    Frustrated In My Search As An Adopted Child

    I have always known I was adopted and it was always ok. I always knew and had a lot of questions. I was placed at at wonderful agency near Chicago. It is the only orphanage that still takes care of babies on site. It was the sixties when I was placed there, and as part of my...
    hannaheh hannaheh 51-55, F 4 Responses May 5, 2012

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    Found By My Son After 21 Years

    I was 13 when I gave up my first-born son. August of last year, 21 years later, my son contacted me. I was overjoyed and terrified. I felt guilty and ashamed that I had surrendered him, even though I had no choice at the time. And I wanted to see him every day since then. I...
    juicylucybelle juicylucybelle 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 26, 2009

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    Experience Project

    hi i was taken from my birth mother at 5months old and ever since i found out i was adopted i was trying to search for my birth mother. i don't know what she looks like and i just want to see her but i am afraid too ask my adopted mom...
    CATOLOG CATOLOG 16-17, F 1 Response May 24, 2012

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    Search and Reunion the Good the Bad and the Ugly

    Hope its ok to put a link here to my Adoption homepage It tells the nitty gritty of how my search and reunion turned out .... http://www.adoption-1960.blogspot.com/  just copy and paste the link to your address bar to go there
    oliviaz oliviaz 46-50 1 Response Sep 29, 2008

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    I've been experiencing so much derealization lately :(
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    honestly, i noticed him...but i dont want to lead him on when you know you cant be more than just friends.
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    One of my several experiences I will explain is when I was actually at a party I was leaving the bathroom from house the party was held thier was 3 people in line for the bathroom...
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    I was 15 when I first gave oral sex the boy was 18 I was very shy of course I didn't know what I was doing but I did it & he told all his friends I did & he said he wanted more I...
    cutelilshawty cutelilshawty 13-15, F Jun 29

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    Is everybody on this site very rude. I just joined right now and I put up a question and all I got was some rude replys. Like if you have a different opinion or if you think my...
    Elinashakeel Elinashakeel 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I hear the story all the time there are road blocks in life and once you get ghrough them then everything is fine That you build character and thats its ok to have those hard times...
    hardnotlife8 hardnotlife8 18-21, F Jul 1

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