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I Experienced An Adoption Search

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 27 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, 2014

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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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    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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    I found my BM in 2006

    and stayed in touch with her and family for 18 months. My addiction issues definitely came from her. Found out a couple of weeks ago she died in April of Liver disease due to drink. I'm 22 months sober and over 30 days clean of pain Meds and Meds bought online. I feel so...
    sarahhrrsn sarahhrrsn 41-45, F Jun 27, 2015

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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 61-65, F May 30, 2013

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    I traced my natural parents

    and wish I had not
    nevertrustahippy nevertrustahippy 46-50, M Jul 14, 2015

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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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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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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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    I found my birth parents

    and wish I hadn't
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 13, 2015

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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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