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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 93 People

    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 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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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'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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    Related Experiences

    25 years ago I was adopted by two amazing people, my Mother and Father (and a big sister!) and I am truly thankful to God and blessed to have been so. They have given me so much...
    EccentricalMind EccentricalMind 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    My parents had this framed and in my room when i was a baby...we just found it going through some old stuff. i was chosen i was wanted i was cherished i grew in their hearts i...
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm adopted from Guatemala. I'm so lucky to have the mom that I have! She has always supported me in everything I do! I don't know much about my adoption, but if I could find my...
    Mheis52 Mheis52 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    The man who adopted me was amazing, I thank him for everything he gave me. I only wish that our time together lasted longer. I love you Steve. My dad. Rest in peace. (Getting...
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ Dec 31, 2014

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    I met my parents once or twice when I was young? But I never really liked them as parents; they were just people. The people I think of as my parents, my adopted ones, THEY'RE the...
    TheThirdOdd TheThirdOdd 13-15, F Jan 17

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    I would like to chat with other people who were adopted. I am not conformable sharing my experience with everyone, but I am willing to share in a private message :)
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I've been in contact with my birth family for almost a year Now there great I love them all so much. Now that I have them in my life I fell complete I never realized something was...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    My birth mom was 19 when she had me sometimes I think about my birth mom I am so glad she chose life for me because if she did abort me I would not be on this earth so I encourage...
    Cowgirl1992 Cowgirl1992 22-25, F Jan 15

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    Will someone adopt me? Im a big girl, but I never really had parents. I mean they were there, but not really there. I know of people who love their parents, their stories fascinate...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 1

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    I know very few details about where I came from. I have always wondered who I really am. Even though I have parents who love me, I still have always felt a sense of being an...
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 15 Responses Jan 21

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    When I was 9 months old, I was adopted from China. My parents are very loving and a little over protective. I've always wanted to meet my birth parents to see if I was like them at...
    rorimori rorimori 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    Well, I am adopted I had knew since I was 5 or 6. I don't have information about my birth mom and neither my adopted mom, it was a close adoption but my dream is to meet her and...
    lucy1010 lucy1010 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 14

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    I was put into foster care at two days old. My first foster parents adopted me at nine and a half months. I only know my birth mother was scitzofrentic (however you spell that) and...
    charlottedoyle charlottedoyle 26-30, F Jan 17

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    I have never met her, my birth mother but neither my adopted parents know about her. So, it's really difficult because where do you go to find clues of who is she? Where could she...
    lucy1010 lucy1010 13-15, F Jan 14

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    Fate has been very cruel to both my husband and me. I lost my two precious angels to a lethal lung disorder called alveolar capillary dysplasia. We have an elder daughter named...
    catherinesingh15 catherinesingh15 31-35, F Jan 11

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    My mom and dad told me I'm adopted a couple days ago. They said I still can see my real family but they left me and idk y
    saramae01 saramae01 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    I wanna know my birth parents but I'm scared to ask about them in front of my foster mom who has adopted me
    Itsmiprada Itsmiprada 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am adopted And wondering about more of where I come from
    Itsmiprada Itsmiprada 16-17, F Jan 7

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    I am 16 years old.I want to be adopted because my parents are very strict and I don't fit in this family. My mom and I always arguing because she is always calling me words I don't...
    lelealvi lelealvi 16-17, F Jan 14

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    My adopted sister arrived about a month ago. She's 12 and is fairly quiet. She still doesn't really say much to my family but when she's with me we talk so much, we joke around and...
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    when I was fourteen once I again went in my sisters house who was living in aurnachal pradesh and there in the last vacation i had to spent my vacation on wearing and living like a...
    in8444 in8444 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    For some strange reason I was initially surprised such a forum exists. I actually thought I was the only one. Who knew?
    mrjordan13 mrjordan13 36-40, M Jan 17

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    I was only about 6 at the time that it happened. Although 14 years had pass, I still remember it vividly. My hateful grandma, who abandoned my dad when he was a young boy, babysat...
    firedestroyer firedestroyer 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I was a loser in middle school and awkward. It caused me to be deeply insecure. Luckily, I grew into my looks and guys started liking me. For highschool, my fresh start, it meant...
    Isabellarose94 Isabellarose94 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I just returned home from s business conference. After the trade show one day I was sitting with some clients drinking. After a few I needed to take a ****. Read comment.
    artonthebrain artonthebrain 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    So I really don't know how to talk about this, because I really never have went this deep into it due to fear. But for the past year I have been isolating myself and reliving it...
    mentallytortured mentallytortured 18-21, F 58 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    once I went in my sisters house who was living alone in Arunachal Pradesh I was going alone and there we two only living in India I was getting a very pleasure there but I didn't...
    in8444 in8444 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    Well...it all happened in May 2010. This was my sophomore year. Little background though. My freshman year, I was big into sports. I played soccer, tennis, and I wrestled. I...
    SocialFlutterBy SocialFlutterBy 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 4

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    The fallen angel who shined upon me This is something that stood in my head for the past couple of hours ,its about the most amazing girl i've ever met all she ever did to...
    shanur123 shanur123 22-25, M Jan 5

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    I think the reason why I'm such a ****** person now has to do with how I was treated as a kid. Sometimes I tell people of my past and they tell me, "It was just elementary school...
    TryingToLiveLife TryingToLiveLife 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 6