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I Experienced An Adoption Search

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 People

    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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    As a small child, I was told

    that I was adopted. My adoptive parents didn't know very much about where I came from or who I was, only that I had a different first name which they changed during the adoption. When I turned 18, I found that I could make an appointment to view (but not copy) my original...
    eljefe3126 eljefe3126 46-50 Sep 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    So part 2 My daughter turned 18 on 10-16-96. For some reason her turning 18 has triggered major issues for her. I feel like this is the "ugly" side of adoption. This past week...
    dfwgirl dfwgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 10

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    In the year 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook enjoys their nearly 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks search users and social...
    my38ro my38ro 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    In 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook enjoys their approximately 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks social media and search...
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    In the year 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook enjoys their around 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks search users and social...
    my38ro my38ro 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    In the year 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook appreciates their approximately 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks social...
    my38ro my38ro 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    In 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook enjoys their approximately 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks social media and search...
    my38ro my38ro 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    In 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook enjoys their around 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks social media and search users at...
    sz72ec sz72ec 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    In the year 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook appreciates their roughly 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks search users and...
    sz72ec sz72ec 31-35, M Nov 12

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    In 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook enjoys their approximately 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks social media and search...
    Jo91za Jo91za 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    In 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook loves their roughly 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks search users and social media at...
    my38ro my38ro 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    In 2012, Twitter has a quarter million users, Facebook appreciates their roughly 750 million users, and Google sits at about a billion users. This clocks search users and social...
    sz72ec sz72ec 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    Since my very first breath on this world... I have always thought I was meant to do something BIG! I have always felt like there is some kind of magnetic field pulling me in. I've...
    MKM18 MKM18 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 29

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    Reading the alchemist at the moment and realizing that even though I have an idea of what my personal legend is, I suppose am still in search of finding my way towards it. This...
    roryta roryta 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    I am searching for me. I'm late in the process but i'm up off the couch. I'm 25, i work about 50hrs a week, bit anti-social, no real friends and consistently searching for...
    Vicktor13 Vicktor13 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Every night I search something, and I can't find it....I'm looking for something that isn't there, but still I search....
    desy1 desy1 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    6:45 in the morning, and I am on here already. Searching, waiting, reading. Searching for something I dont know yet... Pumpkin spice infused coffee by my side, and yoplait holiday...
    pchela pchela 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It was in March of this year, 2014, when I went to bed around midnight, when suddenly something invisible was in my room. I'm very sensitive to energy fields I have to say...I felt...
    Silverwolf86 Silverwolf86 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 29

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    My origin is latin and when I moved to Europe at the age of 7 I experienced many changes.Back to my original country people were friendly and welcoming.In this new place and new...
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    I experienced truth after I read one of the greatest works on parallel universes 'A Journey into the Microcosmos' By T.Adi.Ray It is beyond anything we humans know of till now...
    manusinghchopra manusinghchopra 36-40 Nov 7

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    2 more job search rejections this week. I'm so, so tired of this. But my failing marriage is not allowing me to just focus on being a stay-at-home mom. I feel so conflicted...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    I believe the search is over. :)
    LifeHunter LifeHunter 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    Had another interview and was even asked back for a second. I now find myself laying awake not being able to stop thoughts about how I will screw it up. About the answers I gave...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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    With every heartbeat, a crack surfaces. With every breath, a hesitant waver forms. The fear of never knowing. The longing in which you question will ever be satisfied. The hope...
    SecretEscape SecretEscape 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am searching for a submissive female for a long term, serious, committed M/s relationship in southern New England. I would consider online only if we commit to meet in the future...
    PiercedBeast PiercedBeast 56-60, M 3 days ago

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    Needing that one girl I love like forever. She don't have to be perfect, just be her self. Someone who is tired of the games. I know for a fact that if this girl come forward. It...
    rikkiwater rikkiwater 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    This is so much more then I feel like typing. But I'm hurt extremely angry, but more importantly moving on. I could write how he kicked me to the curb how he abandoned me bc he is...
    Mg89 Mg89 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 23

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    Sadly it's an inevitable part of life.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Oct 25

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    I didn't even get to say goodbye. She was just gone and when I touched her body, it was cold and stale. Lifeless.
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F Oct 25

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    I ve always been an outcast wether I was among my family or any social gathering and even work places .i felt being shunned strongly during the 7 months which I had spend at hotel...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 26

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    I ve always been an outcast wether I was among my family or any social gathering and even work places .i felt being shunned strongly during the 7 months which I had spend at hotel...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F Oct 26

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    My sister hung herself when I was in 7th grade, and I have never been the same.
    Wickedfreek Wickedfreek 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    the first woman i ever loved was shot too death held her while she bled out death of someone you love is something that changes you forever
    1bull 1bull 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    Its bad bad bad feeling. Why them not me. Pals say they healed all people needed. Wonder what my quota is???
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 26

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    Sometimes I think that if I was a blonde with larger boobs my life would be easier. Scratch that if I was a straight, handsome, cisgender white male my life would be a lot easier...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Oct 27

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    Let's get real here white men are generally reluctant to approach a woman who's not white and when they do they ask some dumb questions about our race. When it happens to me I...
    NotApplicable NotApplicable 22-25, F Oct 27

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    We went to our company Christmas party once and everyone wears their best dresses and skirts. So did I and I didn't wear panties that night. We had been dancing a lot and it was...
    naturallycurious1 naturallycurious1 46-50, F 14 Responses Oct 27

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    I remember how hard it was, saying goodbye to you for good because it was never going to work.. I will never forget how much you broke my heart that day and sat there and laughed...
    hopelessheartache hopelessheartache 18-21, F Oct 28

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