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I Was Abandoned By My Mother

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    My Birth Mom Abandoned Me At Birth

    I was adopted at birth by a very loving couple w/ 3 daughters of their own which i call my sisters. They have loved me & pretty much treated me as one of their own biological son & brother to which i am forever grateful. At a very young age right of the bat, they told me...
    joel750 joel750 41-45 6 Responses Jan 26, 2009

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    My Happy Toddlerhood

    My mother had me at a young age, 17, and my father was 19 or 20. They were happy for a while, your average hippy couple who smoked weed and led a life full of love. This changed however when my father decided to get serious in his job career and stopped smoking. My mother went...
    Hypnotixtic Hypnotixtic 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 12, 2012

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    my mom was always the best mom she was always

    there for me and she worked so hard to give me the best and make sure i was safe... there are some choices that have affected that... she recently abandoned me with my real father that i have never really know who was never around and she has blocked me out of her life...
    chelsey13 chelsey13 16-17, F Apr 28

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    Left Behind In A Broken Nation- It's been 13

    years since I saw my mother last at age 7. I saw her less than a month after my father was arrested in Russia and thanks to my grandmother's lies we were seized from our non-Russian non-White mother. My grandmother lied because she didn't approve of my parents marriage and didn...
    2ndGenPuppet 2ndGenPuppet 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    My mom abandoned me when I was 7.

    I'm nearly 26 now and it bothers me more now than it did growing up. the sad part is my grandmother on my dads side adopted me so she could've visited me whenever she wanted but chose not to. up until the age 18 she visited 3 times... when I turned 18 she moved back in with my...
    misunderstoodgirl88 misunderstoodgirl88 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    Feelings Expressed In A Cheesy Poem? Yup.

    Laying in the fields burried beneath yellow flowers I think of you, my mother. 15 years later Sitting in my own living room writing to you, my mother no longer. When you left that little girl did it hurt? Because it hurt me. Mothers... How could it be that one would leave her...
    hopefulnonetheless hopefulnonetheless 26-30 2 Responses May 12, 2013

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    I Don't Remember And Know My Mother Who Gave Me Birth, I Just Know That She Was A Women With A Beautiful Heart

    I know that she is a woman with beautiful heart because my heart is like her's. A loving and compassionate heart who always feels for others happiness and well being OVER self. I know, whoever she is and where ever she is, she would still be missing me and in all the likelihood...
    viperssting viperssting 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    My father left us when we came to Canada.

    So it was just my mother and me for the longest time. She was always out, with other men, not home. And when she was, she was drunk and she would try to hurt me, often choking me in a drunk rage. Then she met a man who lived in the middle of the country. She packed me and...
    PenRe PenRe 36-40 Jan 30

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    My Mother Escaped to Hungry Horse Mt and Is Worthless.

    I decided to take this down and i thank those that shared with me -- it meant a lot. 
    shadowfire65 shadowfire65 41-45 2 Responses Nov 26, 2008

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    My mother is and was an alcoholic she lost

    custody to me when I was three, I am being raised by my father. She moved very far away when she lost me and my half brother, I saw her when i was five for like a week and then I didn't see her again til I was fourteen for four days. We only talk on the phone and text. She never...
    sheri11 sheri11 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Poem - With My Story. X

    Missing You ©  Laura Schoolcraft Where have you gone My heart beats faster and faster every time I say your name, Did you ever love me? Do you love me now? I think of you day in and day out and Yet you are so far away I don't know what to...
    sparkle84 sparkle84 22-25 1 Response Jul 28, 2009

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    My mother has had issues most of her life,

    according to my father. She left when I was toddler and I haven't seen her since. She actually doesn't live to far away, my dad has kept tabs on her. She told my dad to just tell me that she's dead because she doesn't want to see me. I guess that's just what drugs do to you. I'm...
    theacaciatrain theacaciatrain 18-21, F 1 Response May 12

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    I Don't Remember Her At All

    From what I've been told my mom wasn't that great of a person. When I was born my dad got full custody of me because she was flaky and you could never count on her, she was never on time with child support also if she bothered to pay. She also had two other children all from...
    taynaynay taynaynay 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2013

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    Someone Needs To Apologize

    I have read the posts here and find it heartbreaking. Not so much because of the abandonment, but because manie blame themselves for the actions of others. Someone needs to apologise for the selfish and self centered acts of others that did damage to victims of this...
    retiredfather retiredfather 61-65, M 5 Responses Feb 14, 2010

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    The Story Of My Life..

    I'd never in a million years believe that my parents would divorce. I thought I was one of those lucky kids in the movies that their parents would grow old together. Oh, how I was wrong. 11 years old. May 15, 2011 the day reality came. First of all I'm 14 years old and I'll be 15...
    ImNotSamToday ImNotSamToday 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    God Punished My Mother.

    My Mother told me "Don't make me chose between you and your father because you will lose. You will grow up and leave me but your father will be with me forever." She told me this after she discovered the truth about him... he was a molester. He molested me. Ironically, on...
    HamSa0908 HamSa0908 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2012

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    My Mother Left When I Was Two

    My mother left me, my sister, and my Dad when I was barely two years old. My sister was nine. The only early memory I have of her in the house where she and my father lived, is sitting in the kitchen floor (it had red tile) taking juicy fruit gum out of her purse while she was...
    sittingprettyone sittingprettyone 31-35, F Sep 6, 2013

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    Alone

    I was abandoned by my birth mother. I know nothing about her. I have looked but obviously she is not looking for me. I was adopted by a woman who could not have children. I was raised by her but I have never felt a connection to her. Now that I am an adult she actually despises...
    ashlicata ashlicata 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    I'M Scared

    My mother abandoned me when I was 18 months old and now I'm always terrorfied of losing my father I have awful nightmares about losing him and I freak out.
    alikitty87 alikitty87 26-30 2 Responses Apr 27, 2013

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    My biological mother abandoned me.

    Essentially since birth, she never really acted as a mother to me. She finally have up entirely w/even being around me when I was 3. Luckily for me, my grandparents took over for her & have been my real parents for as long as I've been alive.
    OldSoul246 OldSoul246 18-21, F Dec 3, 2013

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    Only A Check To Her-I never loved my mother.

    I wasn't the daughter she wanted,but I was her only living child. She knew I considered her nobody and resented it,but she more focused on her own life&being the cool aunt, so I had every right. Her own mother worked to see to it I was taken away from her.When I was 8 her...
    Mykelle Mykelle 22-25 May 17

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    Abandoned For Someone Else.

    I was 14 at the time, living with my mother, father and my 7 year old little brother. I knew my parent's had their issues, they normally argued at least once a day, provoking each other like children just to get a response. My childhood was also pretty unsettled. My dad worked a...
    AnonGirls AnonGirls 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 31, 2013

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    Poem From A Lifelong Dad

    Although you may have some doubt a mother's love you may be without Know that you will find inside that a father's love grows with time...
    dixiecupp1 dixiecupp1 41-45, M Sep 17, 2013

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    Abandoned at the Age of 9

    I googled one of the most significant events of my life (being abandoned by my biological mother) and it led me here.  Now that I found a place to vent without being ashamed of my past, I want to share my story with all of you in detail, who also share my pain.  I never had a...
    Rudimer78 Rudimer78 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    Mommy?

    I was 5 or 6 when my mentally ill mother abandoned me.  We were at the post office with her boyfriend when she left.  I knew something wasn't right, I tried to follow her, but he held me back.  Ever since, I've lived with several relatives who have been great to me...
    chocchipkookie93 chocchipkookie93 18-21, F 15 Responses Nov 4, 2007

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    I was 6 when my parents began fighting then

    suddenly my mother decided to divorce and leave me with my father she told me i will spend the vacation with him anyway i felt im not seeing her again i saw her a year later she had a child then never saw her again im 16 now we talk on facebook i have tried everything to see her...
    angiea11 angiea11 16-17, F 3 Responses May 2

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    I was raised from infancy by my Hungarian

    grandmother in Argentina. She said very little about my parents aside from to tell me that I was not kidnapped because her son is my father. For some reason she never wanted to discuss my mother. I finally asked her if she knew who my mother was. She answered she did know who my...
    ArgentineJailbird ArgentineJailbird 36-40, M Apr 19

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    15 Years Since My Mom Abandoned Me.

    She's not perfect. No one is. My mother was teen mom who ended up dropping out at 15! She had her first child at 15! She met my dad several years later and had my brother. Then she really started getting into drinking and drugs. Two years later she was pregnant with me. Her and...
    Xochristina13 Xochristina13 16-17, F Sep 29, 2013

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    My mother abandon me twice actually.

    .. first time when i was 12 she took my sister and left me with my father and went to California. she returned after 6 months and 3 years after left again...im now 37 years old and im still battling with the pain and the hurt.
    mouse718 mouse718 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    My mother has been battling depression.

    She was never of any help, in fact she ruined everything she laid her eyes on. Not human.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Aug 11

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    I Don't LOVE HER

    My mother left me when i was just a little baby. Maybe 1 day old, who knows. I kept getting juggled around by relatives. One month with my grandma, another month with my aunt, the following month with my uncle. This went on till I was about 5/6 years old and her eldest brother...
    darkafricanchild darkafricanchild 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    My mother to this day is a horrible mother.

    She has nine kids, including myself and she doesn't care about us. Us older kids have learned over the years to take care of ourselves and teach ourselves education sense she wont send us out to school. My youngest sister is 4 and is experiencing extreme neglect. My father is at...
    Angiewhuh Angiewhuh 13-15, F 1 Response May 2

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    Forgive Her? One Day. Forget What She Did? Never

    My mom left my 2 brothers and I when we were kids. I was probably about 5 years old. To be honest, I could have probably dealt with the abandonment part by now, but it's the fact that she left us with the most vile person I've ever met, her mom. Her mom subjected her to so much...
    semanticitnames semanticitnames 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    I was taken from my parents

    when I was 3 years old...my father was abusive and child services said either he leaves the house or we do, she chose him. I then went into a series of foster homes with my sister, finally adopted, just my luck by an abusive man who did nasty things to me. I stayed until I was...
    haileysmom0307 haileysmom0307 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    Lost

    When I was 14, my mom left my dad. He was an abusive alcoholic and tormented us daily. Sometimes it got so bad, I thought he would kill us. Us being my mother and two kids, my brother and myself. She left when he was at work, so he wouldn't know. She left when we where at school...
    mommadre mommadre 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 3, 2013

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    The other day I was working on a project

    for my studies. It's an emotional art piece - it's about me coming to find my own self, to ground in myself rather than in other people. However, part of this story is where I was before I had to find myself - it's a scene of how I felt about my mom, as though because of her...
    onelife22 onelife22 22-25, F Apr 7

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    Trust

    I don't believe I'll ever truly trust another human being again. Im afraid to love and not be loved back. Ive attempted to have relationships with guys but I just put a guard up and push them away. My mother leaving was never even an idea in my head and she walked out of my life...
    ImNotSamToday ImNotSamToday 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    Betrayed and Disregarded

                 When my parents got divorced I was fifteen. My mother had a history of telling outragous lies about me and other people and things. My older sister had started doing the same thing. My father was sick and...
    jimbot25 jimbot25 22-25 3 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Something I have just realised

    and on my way to accepting these facts. My parents split when I was 2. I stayed with my Father as my Mother was in no state to care for me. Receiving further information, she was never in a state to care for me. For my first two years with her, she constantly ran away from home...
    TommieLee TommieLee 22-25 Aug 15

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    My mother abandoned me two years ago

    while I was going through a divorce. She found out that I had been seeing another man while I was still married, and really lashed out at me. Even though my then-husband had cheated on me, abused me and our son, and my mother told me to get a divorce, she seemed to switch...
    Amelia3611 Amelia3611 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    Glad She's Gone

    When my sister was born my parents decided it would be easier to split the work, my dad would take care of me and my mom would take care of my sister. Well for a couple of years thats how it was, until my mom stopped being around she was constantly in and out of our lives. As we...
    southernlove96 southernlove96 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Abandoned By My Mother, A Teenagers Worst Nightmare.

    I was 12 when my mother left. My brother was 13, she told my dad, and us, that she was going to stay with her dying mother in Germany. That was in the September. I remember the morning my dad left to take her to the airport, it was early morning, she didn't wake us, I can...
    Gracelola Gracelola 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    Today I called my mother to tell her

    that I noticed that she did not call me on my birthday, on thanksgiving, on christmas or NYE. She is 73..I am 43. She said it wasn't a good time to talk and asked if she could call later..I said yes, please do..and she hung up without saying anything more. I am the youngest of...
    mywords mywords 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Dont Know What I Did

    when i was telve i went to school and when i came home i fond out my mom and her boyfrend moved without me.
    dbarooklyn dbarooklyn 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    My Mother Left Us And Never Looked Back

    She left when I was a baby and my twin sisters were 4yo. My Dad never spoke bad of her and always said it was his fault not ours. He couldn't make her happy. He was a great man and never even raised his voice to us. He died last year and I live with my sister. We still know...
    Sk8r66 Sk8r66 18-21, M 10 Responses Feb 21, 2013

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    The Unspeakable

    I was abandoned by my Mother when i was 9 years old.  For many years I never mentioned this to friends.  I was afraid and ashamed.  I will never fforget the  footsteps, down the hall and down the stairs.  I crept out of bed and saw the taxi pulled up...
    rmaxwell605 rmaxwell605 56-60 1 Response Sep 12, 2010

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    my mother left me when I was 5.

    ...and she was replaced by a very abusive stepmother. I am 47 and i still live with the constant trauma....although to the outside world i appear o.k....i supper from crushing depression because of this. I have 4 kids who thank god i love to death...and now raising them i realize...
    anka1918 anka1918 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    After 8 Years She'S Gonna Visit

    We've been talking for a while and I know she's trying now. It's caused some problems between me and my dad because he feels like I'm screwing him over by just takin her back after he did all the work to raise us. Anyway she'll be here this Wednesday because I told her I was...
    southernlove96 southernlove96 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25, 2013

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    11 years since she left.

    5 years since I last saw her. The only time I contact her is once every 2 months via facebook to check if my half brothers who I havent met are well. But thats all she is. A person behind a screen on the other side of the planet. Shes not there to help, not there to be a mother...
    somebodylisten somebodylisten 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    Abandoned After Divorce

    My parents married while my mother was 7 months pregnant with me. She had a son from a previous boyfriend. My father felt that it was his duty to marry her, so he did. During the pregnancy my mother used pot and alcohol. I don't have FAS, but I do have sensory issues that could...
    mariebella mariebella 22-25 5 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    Three years ago my mum

    and dad broke up. Me and my 18 year old brother took iver looking after my 3 you her brothers. She went out with guys. She's get drunk. Spend all her time on the phone. And in December she abandoned us completely. We (me and the 18 year old) looks after the other 3. But we had...
    hayzkid hayzkid 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    57 year old male. State took me at age 5

    and two younger siblings and put us in a children's home. For 10 years she never tried to get us back. In fact, she went on and had 3 more kids in that time. We spent our childhood bouncing around foster homes. It's difficult to put the whole experience into words, so I'll make...
    5312a 5312a 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 11

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    Fallout of a Failed Marriage

    I am a Chinese Canadian in my early 30s. My parents separated six years ago, well, more like my dad left my mom without any explanation, although their marriage has never been a loving one, and I'd say the poisonous relationship was killing them both mentally. Anyways, since then...
    prepost prepost 31-35 2 Responses Jun 5, 2009

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