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I Gave One of My Children Up For Adoption

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    All my life I felt like the baby black sheep in the family. My parents loved my older sister because she was a virgin, who never came out of her room and only did homework in her...
    Zosto12 Zosto12 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    Im Giving My Baby Up For Adoption - I am giving my baby up for adoption. I have 3 kids now with a forth one on the way. My husband left me and my daughter's and I can't give this...
    weirdkelsee weirdkelsee 22-25, F 10 Responses Dec 27, 2011

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    Joined By Love - From the moment I found out I was pregnant almost four years ago I knew that I loved my child with all of my heart. Her father and I had known each other since...
    sienna2010 sienna2010 26-30 2 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    The Woser Thing Lv Ever Did - I lost my children on 2002 to adopshon the reson l lost them was because there farther was vailont to me l will never forget the day l had my youngest...
    mummysreborns293 mummysreborns293 26-30, F Jul 23, 2012

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    I Was Not Perfect, But I Loved Them With All My Heart! - I am now 26 years old and 4 years ago i did not have a choice but to put my 4 children up for adoption. I was had family...
    acastellon acastellon 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    Hi i am ashley i am 24, i currently have two beautiful daughters they are eleven months apart and both have the same father. Currently i am pregnant by the same fool and i am torn...
    nervreck44 nervreck44 22-25, F Jan 31

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    Mckenzie Marie Otjen - This is my story. My name is Jamie. At 14 years of age I found I was pregnant. My father, the baby's father, and all other family were unwilling to help in...
    JamieScales JamieScales 31-35, F Jan 30, 2013

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    My Beautiful, Sweet Lil Girl... ;] - Me and her father were together all together for 5 yrs.. I met him when I was 15 and thought I found the love of my life (oh how stupid...
    GirlyGamerGeek GirlyGamerGeek 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 18, 2010

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    Not Forgotten - You know grief will cut like a knife sometimes when its least expected. For 16 years I've been tortured with the unexpected stabs of grief from the adoption of my...
    underrock underrock 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 28, 2012

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    I Gave Up Both My Children For Adoption And Lost A Baby - I was seventeen when i got pregnant with my first child and i was thrilled but the problem was that I loved my babies...
    Rachaeld23 Rachaeld23 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11, 2012

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    Difficult Testimony, Even After Years - I don't know if this will heal one day. It's difficult to talk about it. It's difficult to write about it. I still feel guilty about it. 6...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 24, 2008

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    I Hope This Helps.. - My name is Marcus..I am a birth father to a daughter who is now 20 years old. Her mother and I are actively searching for her together at this time and we...
    marcusa27 marcusa27 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 19, 2013

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    The Best Thing I Could Of Done: - I know alot of people think its the wrong thing to do, but my life was so complicated, and still is.. I already had 3 abortions at the time, and...
    beautytakesatoll beautytakesatoll 18-21, F 2 Responses May 2, 2011

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    It Was From The Love In My Heart - It was 1994 and I was 19 years old. I was in no position to give a child the love and attention s/he deserved so I decided to look into finding a...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2012

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    Brandon -- Part I -   This turned out to be a really long post, so I broke it up into two sections to make it a little more digestible.  Look for the other part here on...
    emperorspartacus emperorspartacus 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 30, 2008

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    Mine Is 18 Now... - Grace. What a good name.  Her adoptive parents were awesome.I was a 16 year old idiot.  Not a day goes by that I don't think of her.  She's so successful...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2012

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    I Gave a Child Up For Adoption and Worked Out the Best It Possibly Could Have. - I am a single mom.  I have two children 5 and 2 that I love more than anything.  I got...
    jess135 jess135 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    I Am Thinking About Giving My Unborn Child Up For Adoption - i am 20 years old i have a two year old son me and his father split but decided after 5 months to get back together...
    cindlz21 cindlz21 18-21 5 Responses Nov 28, 2011

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    My Dear Son - I surrendered my son for adoption in March of 1980.  He was born on February 23, 1980 in Massachusetts.  I do not want to initiate a search.  I feel...
    ginaenos ginaenos 51-55 4 Responses Nov 2, 2008

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    That Was 14 Years Ago - I had my two year old son when I got pregnant with Emily. I was not in any position to care for another child. My son was also a lover of babies, he would...
    aliceinwonderment aliceinwonderment 36-40, F 8 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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    Out There Somewhere - I gave my son up many years ago and since then have had two more....and a lot of life and living in between. This giving up for adoption followed a bad first...
    ultimatereality ultimatereality 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 15, 2012

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    I Gave My First Child Up For Adoption - I found out i was pregnant at 27 weeks. I had broken up with the father two months before, because he was a drug user. He was the most un...
    hailey9592 hailey9592 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28, 2013

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    Brandon -- Part II -   Part II Her parents decided she needed to stay home.  She would not be returning to school, but I would.  I finished the semester, then...
    emperorspartacus emperorspartacus 26-30, M 7 Responses Apr 30, 2008

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    I Want To Give My Unborn Up For Adoption. - I am 32 and at my wits end. I have just found out that I'm about 7 months pregnant. I already have two sons and could barely support...
    bhmama32 bhmama32 31-35, F 5 Responses May 20, 2013

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    Seaking Advice... - June of 2001 I gave up a beautiful baby boy for adoption. I joined the military in 1999 and was so happy to start my life new. I had a rough childhood...
    mamaxs3 mamaxs3 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 9, 2009

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    I Want To Adopt - I think any woman who can give their baby up for adoption is extremely strong. I can't imagine what some days may be like for any of you. Its such and unselfish...
    HopefulToAdopt HopefulToAdopt 26-30 1 Response Jul 20, 2013

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    My Beautiful Baby Boy. -   I just turned 18 a week ago. I had my son on March 20th, 2008. My boyfriend and myself knew we couldn't care for our little boy. Both of us didn't...
    imissyouu imissyouu 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 12, 2008

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    My Sweet Little Girl - I could lie and say I knew from the beginning I was going to place my child for adoption. When her father found out I was pregnant he was shocked and we...
    dfwgirl dfwgirl 36-40, F 22 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    Emma'S First Birthday Is This Week - things have been rough with the adoptive parents. apparently our "oh so open adoption" has been a little too open for them and they now accuse...
    chels321 chels321 18-21, F Feb 25, 2013

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    When me and my girlfriend Hailie were in grade 9 she got pregnant and we were keeping it. I had to get a job and when i was working i met this other chick named Alli and we hooked...
    LandonS LandonS 16-17, M 3 Responses Feb 3

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    Lost Without You - I was 17 (now 27) and all I kept hearing was how unselfish it was and how i was doing the right thing and I can go to college and find the "right man" and blah...
    robynelizabeth robynelizabeth 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

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    Birth Mothers Beware Of Adoption...Your Baby's Life Depends On It!!!! - Adoption is not necessarily the "win-win" situation it is made out to be. Birth mothers need to know that...
    cscottandcarly cscottandcarly 36-40 13 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    I Am Thinking About Giving My Unborn Child Up For Adoption - I am 12 weeks pregnant, and I am seriously considering placing my unborn child up for adoption. I can't stop crying...
    mandi85 mandi85 22-25, F 27 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    I signed the papers yesterday. I feel so weak and miserable. I know I couldn't have financially taken care of her but regardless I did it anyway. now she's gone. My heart is broken...
    SunshineHarmony SunshineHarmony 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    One Year! - Well as i sit here basicly alone, I wonder if me gettng married was good for me! I went from being alone and craving being able to fall asleep in a mans arms to this. I...
    acastellon acastellon 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    I'm In An Open Adoption ! - My childern's Father committed suicide when my 1st  son  was 10 months and I was 4 months pregnant wih our 2nd. I tried  to take...
    tigeress1970 tigeress1970 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2007

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    And So the Story Goes - When I discovered I was pregnant: 3 months into my pregnancy, I wasn't sure what I was going to do! I had been raised in a strict religious home, and so...
    thum thum 41-45, F 5 Responses Jun 23, 2009

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    Wyatt Love <3 - on augs 12 2012 i gave up my baby up for adoption and it was the most amazing thing i could have ever done in my life! here is my story i just moved away from...
    wyattlove wyattlove 22-25, F Aug 15, 2012

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    Gave Child Up To Parents 5 Years Ago. Almost 6. I Live With Regret And Hate Myself. - When I was 19 I ended up pregnant. I was living with my parents and the guy wasn't around. I...
    Jan 8, 2013

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    I Gave My Baby Up For Adoption Over a Year Ago - On April 1, 2007 I found out that I was almost 2 months pregnant. I was so scared. It was my first pregnancy. I felt really alone...
    beebs83 beebs83 22-25, F 69 Responses May 24, 2009

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    My Dearest, Audri. - when i was a senior in highschool, i fell in-love. i never in a million years thought it would happen, i have an attitude, i tell it like it is, i'm sarcastic...
    noodle2010 noodle2010 18-21, F May 23, 2012

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    I Gave My Child Up For Adoption - long story short.... 11 years with an idiot 3 kids later I left... met a new guy... bad dude. He stalked me and threatened to kill me, my three...
    2 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    My Firstborn - In 1982, I was going to school, working part-time as a waitress, being broke in a way I'd never experienced before, and generally kind of a mess.  My life...
    GitanaDeFuego GitanaDeFuego 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    I gave my daughter up for adoption 25 years ago. I love her so much and its been a hard road. The last picture I have of her is when she was in the hospital. She had jet black hair...
    Tinatremblay Tinatremblay 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 23

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    I'M A Birth Mother - I found out at 19 that I expecting a child with my ex. He constantly told me that he couldn't be the baby's father. When I found out I was pregnant, I knew an...
    cgoldenthal7 cgoldenthal7 26-30 Jun 5, 2013

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    Im 39 weeks pregnant and im giving my child up for adoption to a couple that I chose. It's very hard of a decision but I had to make it. I had no other choice. I have been strong...
    jcollins25 jcollins25 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 3

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