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I Experienced An Adoption Search

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    Daniel3073nml1 Daniel3073nml1 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am a 19 year old female and when I was younger I experienced a lot of paranormal activity on more than one occasion. From age 4-10 seemed to be the most prominent period. I would...
    princessJRC3 princessJRC3 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm a birth mother in an open adoption that occurred almost a year ago now. When I got pregnant, I was very recently out of an abusive relationship and high more often then not...
    KandiKS KandiKS 22-25, F Apr 30

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    I want to know if anyone else feels this way: So, I gave my daughter up for adoption at birth over six years ago. I placed her with an amazing family - I have never regretted...
    InsideTheSadCafe InsideTheSadCafe 22-25, F 3 Responses May 10

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    I lost a little boy to CPS. While I was incapable at a time to be a mother to my son for issues out of my control, with a little help and encouragement I could have gotten back on...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    I'm 24 and a mother to 3. In September 2014 I found out that I was pregnant with #4. I was already struggling with the three I had. I had just moved back into my dads house due to...
    ginya91 ginya91 22-25, F May 4

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    I thinking about doing adoption I 3 months along and the baby dad live in another state so I feel like right thing to do. now I need find a family
    maggietyler maggietyler 22-25, F Apr 26

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    Just after a bit of research, it was identified that his Google Regional listing involved various types and geo phrases in the category fields, leading to his listing for being...
    William4174qpo2 William4174qpo2 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Thanks Gerald.. but I don’t Believe this is enough to get the first position on rank. What are the Other people issue we have to check to go up there?We were being by now...
    William4174oom1 William4174oom1 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    True...I am searching for peace. Peace for every bit of me peace for every part of me. Peace for my inner soul, Peace for my mind, Peace for my heart.... I am tired. Tired of...
    Hurtandbroken4eva Hurtandbroken4eva 22-25, F 1 Response May 18

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    My life has been nothing but failure after failure after failure. But despite it all I never stopped moving forward. I never stopped caring about people. I never stopped trying to...
    imjustaghost imjustaghost 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    Taiyo, I under no circumstances read that the town title shouldn't be Utilized in the class w/o struggling probable Google anger.What exactly are your thoughts on the possibility...
    Daniel2851fec7 Daniel2851fec7 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So, today in the morning I woke up to use the restroom and I looked in the mirror and saw what was a handprint on my chest. I know I slept on my back all night and did not dream...
    Galatziaa Galatziaa 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Chiao Yun Xie is listed among the most popular photographers, based in France. He has traveled many countries across the globe. He is engaged in the photography field for more than...
    ChiaoYunXie ChiaoYunXie 31-35, M May 8

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    This story is crazy but true. I was dreaming the other night that I was having a stroke and dying and my grandma had a stroke and died and I didn't even know about her passing...
    Applepieofyoureye Applepieofyoureye 26-30, F May 8

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    hi i m searching friendsdo you have skype?mine ismedmedi2014
    medmedi2014 medmedi2014 31-35, M Apr 28

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    I don't want to know his or her name... Don't want to know how they look... Don't want to know where they live... Dont want to know what's their language... Dont want to know their...
    PS333 PS333 26-30, F 3 Responses May 1

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    The more innovative, unique your trademark is, the greater is your edge over other competitors. So, to get a same strong and a unique trademark with all the creative juices, doing...
    LexProtector LexProtector 26-30 May 7

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    Patent Search - An Indispensable Exercise. http://goo.gl/c5oWWe
    LexProtector LexProtector 26-30 May 11

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    enlightenment is not a search, it is a realization, the very nature of life - Osho
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M May 14

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    enlightenment is not a search, it is a realization, the very nature of life - Osho
    mistywillow mistywillow 22-25, M May 14

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    Just as it says - I'm a daddy searching for his little girl. Message me and we can exchange kiks.
    DeviantDaddy DeviantDaddy 31-35, M May 15

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    I am searching for a young slavegirl for an online sexual relationship.
    DesireAslave DesireAslave 56-60, M May 15

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    Searching for the best times. I know what I need to be happier, my job is to keep reaching for my happiness. Keep moving in the right direction This way in my life is less shadow...
    cleanyoursoul cleanyoursoul 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I realized that me and my friend soul search on a daily basis, when our professor asked the class to think deeply about who we want to be.
    BoxJellyFish64 BoxJellyFish64 22-25 6 days ago

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    I'm miserable. I crave the love of a family so bad it hurts.
    RelentlesslyPassionate RelentlesslyPassionate 22-25, F Apr 27

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    in 2011 I gave up my little boy who was almost two. As Mother's Day approaches my heart hurts for the son that was once mine. That I once carried and watched grow and now he...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F May 5

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    (PIC) It was probably one of the hardest things I've ever had to do in my entire life. I was just too young and I could not have possibly given my child the life I would have...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

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    Hi everyone, I felt like for all those women out there with very short hair, and for everyone. I am also a girl with no hair and I'm happy with myself. At first I was hurt by it. I...
    Lizandavan Lizandavan 13-15, F Apr 26

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    Once, a few years ago, I got strep throat. So my mom took me to our doctor and she prescribed me some antibiotics. After the dentist appointment, we went to a grocery store nearby...
    imcrazy2 imcrazy2 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 26

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    I was walking threw the store today in my panties n pajama pants, when so ladie yelled out " awwww those r some cute flower panties u got there, n of coarse everyone turned there...
    littlejoey4190 littlejoey4190 22-25, T Apr 26

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    I feel awkward when someone starts being nice and then stops lol
    Lifelover38 Lifelover38 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    I'm a Jew. It comes with being a member of a race directly descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, a persecuted race of people. Non Jews revile us, taunt us and bully us?
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 28

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