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I Experienced An Adoption Search

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I met my half brother for the first time on his 16th birthday, I was 14. My mom put him up for adoption before I was born and we never talked much about him but I always knew he...
    anastasiawachtman anastasiawachtman 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I HAVE TWIN FOR ADOPTION BOY AND GIRL am single mother looking for responsible adoptive parents for my twin boy and girl ,please serious inquiries only should call or text me at...
    maria34432 maria34432 26-30, F Mar 21

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    my birthmom was 14 and gave me up for adoption. we connected this past year after over 40 years apart. now she got a dog and wants to give it the boot. I'm generally pissed. I...
    Beth4u Beth4u 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Jesse Stoff is a seasoned medical professional with extensive experience in the fields of immunology, homeopathy, naturopathy, acupuncture, and holistic medicine. He is a licensed...
    rhodes155 rhodes155 22-25, M Mar 20

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    I'll try to make this as easily-understandable as possible :) I have no fixed religious beliefs and consider myself an agnostic, preferring not to commit myself to a faith...
    akissisalovelytrick akissisalovelytrick 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    Experienced Anesthesia Awareness as a kid
    goodnites25 goodnites25 22-25, M a week ago

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    searching for my right woman
    johnathan2015 johnathan2015 51-55, M Mar 4

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    hey hello , i am natasha from India.. and i am searching for friends to talk to and even hang out with i am from kolkata so anybody from here it would be a great pleasure meeting...
    natashanayak natashanayak 16-17, F Mar 21

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    Dont try too hard to search for Love. In the end, Love will find you; Sometimes in the most unexpected way"
    gnehs28 gnehs28 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    The Truth is Not Out There. Any outward search for Truth will always be fleeting for there is no Ultimate Truth. There are only Universal Laws and how you choose to interact with...
    Quoren Quoren 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    yeah, so I can't give details on my plans but let's just say it's a good idea. message me, and we'll see if you qualify.
    alienpanda alienpanda 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have 2 miserable adopted siblings, I have hated these 2 since the day my parents brought them home when I was 12 and they were 6 and 4. These 2 monsters have done nothing but...
    QueenB32 QueenB32 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    So I was trying to help this female friend (I'm a guy) of mine who had trouble with some software she had downloaded on to her laptop. The software was corrupted so had to download...
    DamienBodie DamienBodie 18-21 1 Response Mar 4

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    Constantly and Perfectly Loved Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame. —Psalm 34:5 My Love and salvation are not just waiting for you in...
    Katie419 Katie419 22-25, F Mar 6

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    I have had several experiences with Synchronicity with the number 2. Why am I followed by the number 2?
    miranett miranett 41-45, F Mar 7

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    when I was in school, people would always ask me for help during projects because I was an "asian". and although I wasn't that offended by it because they were inferring me as...
    unfairlives unfairlives 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    I went to the ob/gyn awhile ago for some "lady maintainance" ... I had to get a fun (sarcastic) ultrasound done...the ultrasound tech told me I "had the cutest uterus" ... is this...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 8

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    my gosh if it could get any embarrassing this kid with a down sindrom was watching a movie by me at a school club gathering to watch a movie I felt so embarrassed he put his arm...
    ggbeauty ggbeauty 16-17 1 Response Mar 9

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    Awkward moment today, I was at school sitting on my stool and I didn't realise that the back of my skirt was caught on the top part of the back part of the seat. I was in the...
    rubyroo15 rubyroo15 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 10

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    I NEED HELP! So a year back i had been to a school trip for 4-5 days and those were the best days of my life.School was a nightmare for me since i got bullied and the whole class...
    Radiantmockingjay Radiantmockingjay 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    Well.. Had a meeting with my doctor the 12:e, got the diagnosis and i have gotten a medicin called quetiapin. I have taken it only twice so far, it's been like heaven. My...
    EverythingAndAnything EverythingAndAnything 18-21, F Mar 13

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    About a half hour ago I found out my friend killed himself. It hurts so bad because its all my fault. i know it!
    HesSortofCool HesSortofCool 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    Speaking as a mixed person, I can tell you there are definitely racists for every race directed at any race. I don't know where people got the idea that racism has a pre-determined...
    AaronH96 AaronH96 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    Today in class some random chick told me she liked my hair and I kinda laughed and could barely say thanks. Then I buried my head in my hands the second she turned around. Lol
    touchtorelax touchtorelax 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Being black, Asian, and Arab can really darken your mood when verbally hurt.
    SithLordofCanada97 SithLordofCanada97 16-17, M Mar 18

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    But most have. Its what we do next that matters.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    As most have. That may make us better. Or bitter.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    For all people who are wondering or questioning about racism and discriminations in the uk .. The answer is a BIG YES especially if you are a dark skinned person and this apply to...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    We Just had an earth quake!
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I accidentally saw my aunt naked when I was a teenager
    Johnsonjames Johnsonjames 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    Part three Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Mar 24

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    A few years ago, I wasn't allowed at my Muslims friends house because I am neither Muslim nor Pakistani
    SophieEg SophieEg 13-15, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I'm burnout at work and resigned because it was hurting me too much
    cheesecake659 cheesecake659 26-30, F a week ago

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