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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

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    I was adopted at 2 1/2 mos old

    but with a heart defect and attachment disorder, my BM and I never bonded. Not until a few years ago did I learn I have oxygen deprivation from heart surgery and BPD. For the past 10years I have had sporadic episodes of what seems to be non-epileptic seizures. I don't know...
    thimbleheart27 thimbleheart27 56-60, F Mar 17, 2014

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    My Adoption Story

    I was adopted when I was 3 months old. I've known my entire life that I was adopted, my parents (that being my adoptive parents) never tried to hide that from me. i also have a younger sister who is adopted too. it's kinda of funny because although we are both caucasian...
    TysBrownEyes TysBrownEyes 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    I was only three days old.

    My adoptive mother was very abusive verbally. She was even physically abusive. My dream in life was to find my real mother. I did and it wasn't what expected. It wasn't what I always dreamed about. Now my dreams are gone. Everyone my age deals with boy troubles and grades. I...
    letMeHelpYou156 letMeHelpYou156 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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    I Was Adopted Into My Own Family

    When my birth-mother was 16 she got pregent.  Her Father and his second wife told her that she had to have the baby (me),  but my step grandmother was to adopt me.  Here is the bad part.  I learned from my mother that she was beaten by her step mother when...
    familybaby familybaby 26-30 1 Response Jan 30, 2009

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    I Was Adopted Into My Own Family

    When my birth-mother was 16 she go parent.  Her Father and his second wife told her that she had to have the baby (me),  but my step grandmother was to adopt me.  Here is the bad part.  I learned from my mother that she was beaten by her step mother when she...
    familybaby familybaby 26-30 1 Response Jan 30, 2009

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    Im Proud

    Im proud to be adopted by the greatest mother in the world. She passed away in 08" but will always be my mother. My real mother has always been in my life but has been an addict for the past 7 years. Im proud to say she's recovering now and re kindling our relationship. I was...
    rye93 rye93 18-21, F Dec 2, 2012

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    Help! I Am An Unwanted Child,abused And Abandoned By A Family

    I AM A HUMAN BEING, I GOT FEELINGS JUST LIKE YOU DO AND I AM VERY TIRED OF BEING PUNISHED BY THIS FAMILY I am writing this letter because there was a 1985 Chevy van tan in color and the plates on the vehicle number was WI this happened in l'the spring of 2001 it was purchased...
    charl10 charl10 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2012

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    Adoption And Confusion

    Let's go ahead and say this, my real mother was a druggie and a prostitute. I was three days old when I was given away, yes I call it being "given away." Especially when the mother had the choice to clean up and get it together, especially since I was her third or fourth child. I...
    GuardianAngel18 GuardianAngel18 18-21, F Sep 17, 2013

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    I Was Adopted

    I was adopted not soon after I was born in St. Mary's hospital. The person who adopted me is Doris and she is 77 until September 6th. She adopted me in her sixties. I'm 14 now. She's blind though, so that along with old age made play time slightly lonely. But I love her. She...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 13, 2010

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    I'm a 22 year old male

    and I think adoption is an identity to build a community around. Does anyone agree with me? Would anyone be interested in building such a community in Canada?
    mnjones92 mnjones92 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11, 2014

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    Along Time Ago In a Galaxy Far Far Away

    My birth parents were high school seniors when I was born back in 1958.  I was adopted out through a doctor in the town that I was born in, that had a baby selling business going.  He was into quite a few interesting business dealings. My childhood was less than...
    infidel58 infidel58 51-55 Jun 22, 2009

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    I See Adoption As ...

    I was adopted and I think it was a loving thing for my birth mother to do for me.  I have known all my life that I was adopted.  My parents (adopted) never hid this fact from me.  I know that my birth mother was only 15.  She had the option of adoption or...
    boarderline boarderline 36-40, F 12 Responses Oct 21, 2008

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    I Was Adopted At Three Weeks Old

    my adoptive parents are my parents by love even if not by blood i love them both and we are a family they have been there for me always and i am so grateful to have such a great family we love each other very much
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 2, 2012

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    Alien Child

    my adopted parents were lovely. They told me i was there little adopted girl so i knew. My childhood was very happy but when i became a teenager i felt like i did not belong or fit in with anyone or thing. Which led me to go off the rails drink drugs sexual exploits which later...
    sunshinejudi sunshinejudi 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 26, 2012

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    I Cant Help But Want To Find Her!

    On tv when adoption comes up its always teenagers or adults finding out that they are adopted and it changing their whole life, well i have always known. I dont know how my parents did it but ive just always known. I was born on may 17th 1995 and was adopted to Elaine and Bruce...
    JulieMoskow JulieMoskow 16-17 1 Response Jul 29, 2011

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    winkletoe winkletoe 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I Was Three Weeks

    I was three weeks old when I was adopted. I have had consistent contact with my birthmother since I was three months old. It was an open adoption on her end of the deal.My birthfather didn't give a damn and signed over his rights in a heart beat. I am glad my adoptive parents...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13, 2012

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    Adopted At Birth

    I was adopted at birth and have just recently found my birth mother actually.    I was lied to by my adoptive parents for 18 years. I mean I like them but they lied to me and my adoptive mom is an alcoholic and isn't  pleasant to me.    I am glad...
    kthimm1 kthimm1 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 16, 2009

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    I was adopted at 6 months. My adoption was set up before I was born, but when I actually was born my birth mom canceled it. She tried to raise me (I think she was 17 or 18) but 6...
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      My name is Roman I was born on may 11 1995 in a small town in Russia called uld-uda I live with my mom who left me in the crib until I was 2 years old when the Russian...
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    I was adopted as a kid and there is so much that I would like to know.
    Pradaxx Pradaxx 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I discovered at age 60 I was adopted as baby. Although I know have some information about my origins I still feel really dislocated. My Dad has recently died and I feel really...
    Annette54 Annette54 56-60 3 Responses Feb 8

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    I was adopted on St. Patrick's Day 1981. It's something I never really thought about for years. Has anyone found their birth parents from a closed private adoption? I don't have...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wish I knew her. I want to know if I look like her, if I speak like her, if I act like her. My adoptive parents won't tell me anything about her except for the fact that her name...
    msebok msebok 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    im 15 and a boy, and wanna get adopted by someone! i have my parent's full approval so, PLZ SOMEONE ADOPT ME! i dnt wanna live here anymore!,
    priyadharshan0 priyadharshan0 13-15, M 1 Response Feb 7

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    I have 5 adopted cats. Me and my mum we found them on the streets of my city. They were so small and hungry. We spend money and time on them, now they are big happy cats and I'm so...
    perrilive perrilive 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I am 23 years old university undergraduate, who want to be adopted in a family who will take care of me, love me, and help me to achieve my milestone in life, cause currently, i am...
    Darriane Darriane 22-25, M Feb 20

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    I co bathe because it calms her plus I get clean the same time as her. she was terrified of the bath tub made for babys. so ive always bathed with her. its bonding and makes it...
    youngkinyteenmom youngkinyteenmom 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    so my wife already knows I dress, and I have been doing it openly with her for a few years now. Well a few nights ago my daughter came downstairs and caught me in my wig and no...
    Allyson02 Allyson02 31-35 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    My step dad used to try and 'toughen me up' when he realised I just wasn't like that he started mentally abusing me, he would say I was a girl for not liking fighting and would...
    LeighUK LeighUK 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    The world would be a better place if... ...we finally committed to this the day weekend notion we've been plotting since the age of six. ...there was an allocated baby/ puppy...
    AngleBuble AngleBuble 22-25, F 19 mins ago

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    I find it hard to believe that I just now got around to looking on the interweb to find others that have had similar situations....lol. I have never really shared anything to...
    ACMekanik ACMekanik 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    Jan 6 I was 15 and betting on the turn of a card. I was sober and it seemed a good idea. It always did in the early years. The card was red and low. I wanted black and high...
    Rant58 Rant58 56-60, M Feb 1

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    I was with my friend one night and while her parents were asleep, we snuck out the window. Three men jumped us. I think it was three... It could've been more. They used a drug to...
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    I started going to this academy in 2013 around September. I was in a relation and I was happy . I asked my teacher if I could come early one day and meet up with my boyfriend this...
    ashley132 ashley132 16-17, F Feb 2

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    You may be shaking your head at this experience. I mean, what the heck would a 13-15 year old know about love? If I were somebody else, I’d brush this story aside into the...
    SugarAndStrawberries SugarAndStrawberries 13-15 6 Responses Feb 3

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    It was the summer after high school graduation. I was young, dumb and didn't really know what I wanted. I had jumped the gun and held off on having a grad party until close to the...
    Loyaljay Loyaljay 18-21, M Feb 3

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    I'm 19 now, but the rape happened when I was 14. My mum and da had split up, and I moved out with my mum. I had to move school and I had no friends. I felt so lonely. This was when...
    Jmemma Jmemma 18-21, F Feb 5

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    hey guys .. !! i am 16 and in a confused stage on life ' teenage' !!! man these can get the world around !! Today i decided to share my story with you guys because i was dying...
    aishaaa29 aishaaa29 16-17, F Feb 5

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    2 years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer and opted for removal of the infected part. I expected to be discharged in 10 days but didn't come home for 6 months. I spent 8 weeks...
    Hotspur1948 Hotspur1948 66-70 Feb 5

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    I guess it's been a long time since I've even updated my situation. I don't even remember where I was- around October was it? Well, I was in a foster home for a couple weeks then...
    QueenJayde16 QueenJayde16 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    Every girl dreams of when she will get asked the "big" question. How will he ask?...will he get down on one knee or would he ever ask for my fathers acceptances. All those...
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    In 6th grade, I became friends with someone I'll refer to as "D." He told me stories about his life that were SO insane, they must've been false. About his older brother raping his...
    GrewUPaScrewUP GrewUPaScrewUP 22-25, M Feb 9

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    I had a terrible dream i will tell my experience. I was in a queue waiting to find where i was going to spend eternity, as i got to the desk the lady asked my name, address, and...
    stormy15 stormy15 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 14

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    It was when I was 18 I was in the back seat with my friend and his mother it was in febuary so the roads were pretty slick with ice. I had head phones in and was half a sleep with...
    Nosliwekim Nosliwekim 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 15

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