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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 89 People

    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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 to sweden and raised in a small village & even though being adopted probably was better than the alternative it still wasn't perfect by any chance. Being raised black...
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    I was a late in life adoption and very lucky that it went so well. My parents died in a car wreck when I was three so I really don't remember anything about them other than they...
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    Being adopted was the biggest blessing given, considering the life I lived. I couldn't ask for a better father. He's not only my father, but he's my best friend, my listener, my...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 13

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    Yes my twin sister and I were adopted at 10 months old, I am thankful everyday I love my parents so much thankyou mom and dad I love you <3
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Actually, I'm not. But God damn it do I want to be! I honestly wish I wasn't related to my family in any way. If I had a choice. I'd probably pick adoption instead.
    Matthews14 Matthews14 70+, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    I was adopted right before I turned 16. I am 17 now, and it was probably the biggest mistake of my life.
    KensleyRenee KensleyRenee 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mother abused me all my life...verbally , mentally and physically. The abuse was there since I can remember. She constantly beat me and called me names , told me I was stupid...
    ToTiJeZivot ToTiJeZivot 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 16

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    I don't exactly know the whole story or if its even true, but apparently my parents were teens when i was born. What i do know is from the earliest i can remember i lived with my...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    okay so b4 i start this i want to tell you i am adopted and ik how it feels and some of the thought that go through your head like why did my biological parents give me up was...
    warriorwolf1818 warriorwolf1818 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    buyousumclass buyousumclass 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 13

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    My mother had a one night stand and got pregnant. When I was two she left me with my aunt who raised me as her own until she died. (I was nine). I was put into care but luckily...
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    Adopted (closed) and will never met my "real parents". Earlier this week I was excited to finally acquire my original birth certificate but kind of regret... Finding out it lists...
    Justhereagainn Justhereagainn 22-25, M Nov 2

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    first off well my mom was honestly a hoe so I don't know my dad Ok well my biological mom thought I was stupid and a mistake so she tried to kill me 3 times the first time she...
    Nerd94 Nerd94 13-15, M Nov 19

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    I went through grades 1-6 fearing the paddle greatly. I heard many kids take 3 loud pops in the hallway in elementary school, just hearing it was scary to me. When I entered middle...
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    at first I thought I was in the wrong until I read so many other people on here with similar things happen to them. thigh I'm not sure when to begin really it all started when I...
    babygirl102514 babygirl102514 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    Although I appear to be a nice person, normal to most, deep down I was timid, sensitive, and passive. I was never a loud, outrageous person, so my quietness was always mistaken for...
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    i once had a relationship with a beautiful girl called Rylee Windsor who lives in Ontario Canada born December 13. Everything was going great until her mom told her she couldn't...
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    Totally old school! Without going into too much detail, I've posted plenty of accounts from my childhood and teenage years on here, I was raised strictly but in a loving household...
    Mick672 Mick672 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I was bullied all through school. I grew up as the only kid with a disability in my town and so I was bullied big time because of it. There was verbal abuse but there was also...
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