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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

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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 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 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 2 Responses Jan 30, 2009

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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'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 Aug 11

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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

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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 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 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 22

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I was adopted at 3 days old and am now 34. I found my biological family last year. No one knew about me I was kept a secret. I feel like I don't fit in. Like I was not meant to be...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I was adopted when I was 12 months old so I don't remember m biological parents. But I still think about them all the time. If I ever met my mother is ask her so many questions. I...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Being adopted we've all had those moments with folks when they find out we're adopted and trying to talk about it or explain it. I have a doozy I'd like to share with you all. A...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    When I was around 4 years old, my biological parents began to abuse me for no reason. They called me a devil's child and use to torture and starve me. I remembered they use to tie...
    Lucas14 Lucas14 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    I've been in contact with my birth mom and dad and siblings for a few months now just the other day I went up to do a surprise party for one of my younger sisters it was so much...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F Aug 17

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    i met my birth mom and half brother for the first time when i was 16 and it was the happiest day of my life... they also came to my high school graduation and brought my birth...
    kinkykittymeow kinkykittymeow 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I was put up for adoption before I was born. I've met my birth mom and my birth siblings and I can honestly say I'd have it no other way.
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I was put up for adoption when I was born. I'm from china and I want to know more about my birth family. I don't remember much since I was a baby. how can I do this
    catherine1028 catherine1028 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    When I found my biological dad at 15 between then and when I was 33 (18 years) he did not tell my brothers or my family, no one knew I existed. When I went to Nan's (biological...
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    my adoptive mother is half japanese and im irish/italian and one day my roommate said to me "wait isnt it the other way around?" and when i asked what she meant she replied "dont...
    kinkykittymeow kinkykittymeow 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I was adopted when I was a newborn, in fact, I would not have existed if it weren't for my parents. My birth mother wanted to abort me, but luckily, my mom and dad were looking for...
    inwarddispositions inwarddispositions 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I was abandoned in the hospital where I was born, became a ward of the state and foster child. I was adopted at six months to replace the family's stillborn female infant. The...
    MalloryMel MalloryMel 41-45, F Sep 5

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    I've recently adopted a stray male English Bull Terrier. He goes by the name "Doofus" but has since then been renamed to a different name of my choice, "Fondue".Well... He is not...
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    Jailed for a crime I didn't commit. Taken off medications in jail, unable to think clearly. Screwed my whole life up. I slapped her because our newborn son was being squeezed to...
    Aguynamedbill Aguynamedbill 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 6

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    My mother had 7 children. She lost 6 and I was left with her because I was a baby, Idk how that worked out but it happened. My siblings had terrible lives. Some were adopted early...
    BOJ1988 BOJ1988 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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...
    haileysmom0307 haileysmom0307 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    If you finish reading this and provide advice, suggestions, or insight - I will think the world of you. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. So this is complicated and I'm not...
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    When I was around 4 years old, my biological parents began to abuse me for no reason. They called me a devil's child and use to torture and starve me. I remembered they use to tie...
    Lucas14 Lucas14 18-21, M Sep 6

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    When i was a very little girl, between 2 - 5 i think. My daddy left us. Us being me, my brother, and my mom. She worked very hard to take care of us. Therefore I never had a lot of...
    CleverSiri CleverSiri 13-15, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    He is still to facial area trial. Prosecutors said her conviction did not relate on the rape situation; she was sentenced for fornication, "and that is a distinct matter."[72][73...
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    When I was born, my parents were too busy for me. They were never home and I lived with a nanny who was more interested in Soap Operas than in the child in her care. One of my...
    msharleenquinzel msharleenquinzel 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    April 26, 1997 I was born by a preteen some where in Cuenca, Ecuador. Week later I was ditched by my mother and left to my father. a day later I was put up for adoption in a...
    Browness Browness 16-17 13 hrs ago

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    he was my everything, i loved him with all my heart :-) He was the only guy i once loved more than anything until he broke my heart and started seeing my mum :-( the 2 people...
    gypsylife2014 gypsylife2014 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    The fight I have been in a few fights, and even put some kids in the ER, but they were never my fault. I was always taught to defend myself and even took karate for a year. The...
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    Hello, my name is Diane and I am a junior at Rutgers. After the recent news concerning Mike Brown/Ferguson and police brutality, and reading about the protests occurring in NJ, I...
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    Schlitterbahn Spanking. In the summer of 2014, me, my brother, and my dad drive down to Galveston, Texas on vacation. We had a fun at the beach the whole week. On the last day we...
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    At sixteen I met my now husband and a few months after meeting got pregnant with our now 13 year old son. When I met my husband all those years ago I was heartbroken and sad over...
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    Before, i was unable to tell this story. It was very hard. The only way i have managed to come through in speaking of it was to talk to a friend about it, then soon another friend...
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    The Wake Up Call! When we were in ninth grade we had a teacher called Ms Perkins for mathematics. She was a good teacher but dead strict and she wouldn't hesitate to pull out the...
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    My first kiss was for a play so it was scripted and I knew where to stand, but it was terrifying because it was in front of the entire audience and I was freaking out. I didn't...
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    Okay this is the first time that I have written my story.... . Well typed it . It all started when my mom (who I love so deeply) got married to this man when I was 5 years old ! I...
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    Well, most of my posts have been embarrassing moments in my life so I decided I'd continue the trend. It was at the end of my seventh grade year. The seventh grade counselor, Ms...
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