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I Experienced An Adoption Search

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 23 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's been almost a year since we had a birth mom back out of an adoption. It is incredibly heartbreaking and I still think of him everyday. I wish I could have had the opportunity...
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    My husband and I live in NJ, he is a fireman and I'm a former pediatric nurse and we've been married for 9 years. We have a loving 8 year old son who asks us almost daily and prays...
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    I've been thinking of putting myself up for adoption because my parents fight non stop and my dad is verbally and mentally and emotionally abusive. He treats us like crap and he...
    nessamay1998 nessamay1998 16-17, F Sep 14

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    I recently just found out that I was pregnant with twins. I found out at 22 weeks and I'm now 29 weeks. I'm still not 100% certain if I am wanting to raise them myself. I'm 22 and...
    candiiceb candiiceb 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    Looking for my half brother, put up for adoption in Ontario Canada in the late 80's, birth fathers name was Brian Farnham and mother Lisa Hilliard. I want to find him! Any advice...
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    My mum and dad, the only mum and dad I know, had 3 children of their own, all boys. Mum tried to conceive but kept miscarrying. Then a friend who worked at a clinic told her of...
    Ladygrey79 Ladygrey79 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    In the year of Woodstock, I had a girlfriend who was pregnant and as far as I know gave birth and gave up the child for adoption. I cannot find her and know little abut the birth...
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    I am searching. I don't know what for; all I know is that my soul is restless and won't settle down until it has found what it is looking for. Maybe it's love. Maybe it's a...
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    Iam an african beauty searching for true love with a white man who is serious with life and really wants to take it to the heads...
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    I have been searching EVERYWHERE for firm strict Discipline,I am located in North Carolina any NC mentors? or Disciplinarins?????
    Tajuquania Tajuquania 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    im searching
    Storyboard0241 Storyboard0241 22-25, M Sep 11

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    Close to 300 applications (if not more!), 20+ interviews, and it's now over a year later. How on earth do people keep motivation up to keep looking? I feel like just giving up...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I am searching for anyone by the last name of Males. I'm trying to find the family of my dad from the Toledo, Ohio, Cleveland Ohio, and Indianapolis, Indiana areas. I know this is...
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    Hello! I moved to another place, for work, job, possible advancing, but it does nto seem I was accepted and one of local authorities told me humiliating that "I had no friends...
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    well all I can say i'm 4 months pregnant and I am only 16 and not ready to be a mother. plus my baby father is not around so it better I give my baby a better life I just need help...
    mira454 mira454 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 23

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    I was raised by a gay couple.
    Cmazza Cmazza 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today me and my girlfriend moved out and of course her dad came to check out the new place. My gf put on a one piece short little dress with no bra or panties. She began unpacking...
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    Yesterday was the culmination of my summer of loss. I lost my dog. I lost my relationship of two years. I am losing my grandfather. The only one I cared about in my family. I can't...
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    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M Sep 9

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