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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 97 People

    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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    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 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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    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'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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    winkletoe winkletoe 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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

    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 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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    Related Experiences

    My story is probably a bit different from most adoptees because I have actually met both sides of my biological families. I have always known I was adopted. My (adoptive) mom...
    LadyJane9 LadyJane9 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 7

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    hello everyone! I was adopted at 13 along with my younger brother at 11. We were lucky and got the most amazing adoptive family. They love us no matter what and would do anything...
    tellmeyourstory tellmeyourstory 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was adopted from birth. My adoptive mother was Japanese and my adoptive father was Caucasian. I don't look at all like my mother and growing up I did not look like my cousins and...
    RayneBeauHill RayneBeauHill 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Hi my name is Khadija, and I was adopted when I was a new born by an amazing family. I recently found my biological family in 2008. Such an amazing experience but I'm still...
    kcofield12 kcofield12 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    I was adopted at age 10 with my biological brother. My birthparents were abusive sexually and mentally and there was a lot of neglect. My adoptive parents gave up on me at age 16...
    NicWiliams NicWiliams 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Was adopted again last Christmas. And it been a blast. This time nothing going to get be back in orphanage.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F Mar 3

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    I'm adopted. My new family is alright, their nice. I don't really talk to many of them other than my new brother. He is the only one I feel truly cares for me. He is always there...
    Kayla2oo1 Kayla2oo1 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have rescued 3 rabbits! •Mollo, who is an English Spot I have had for 2 years now! He's the most playful, cutest bun. He loves to cuddle! He was my first adoptee! He was such...
    SoulfulJourney SoulfulJourney 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    .... Yup well that explains... The sad part is he likes me too... We didn't know we were cousins until we started dating. Well least im adopted right....
    ANNI3PI3 ANNI3PI3 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I was molested by my stepfather who adopted me from the time I was 10-15years old. first time was when I was 5. I walked into my moms room n got into bed with mom n step dad...
    rkel rkel 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 18

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    The Suez crowd, who had adopted Italy for the bout could not acquire it - and nether could the journalists from both countries in the media tribune. But there was still two aloft...
    fifacoinsarc fifacoinsarc 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Research proves it. But family swears i aint adopted.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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    I've been sexually abused by my father since I was a little girl, around 9. Whenever my mom travelled for work, which was often, he would come to me and touch me, kiss me, force me...
    Kris94 Kris94 18-21, T 12 hrs ago

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    It happened again last night. I was working an overnight shift caring for an elderly lady (which I am allowed to sleep at so long as I wake when she does). I was drifting in and...
    Natreerose Natreerose 26-30, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Babysitting slumberparty Part 3: read part 1 & 2 for context. The mother had left and went into another room, I was a few paces from the front door and decided to take my chances...
    Boygirltime Boygirltime 18-21, M 1 hr ago

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    I wasn't at the age of 19, ready to be a mother. My son is important to me and the bond we share is growing by the day but this is a gift that could have waited to be unwrapped. I...
    justasia justasia 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    As a sub, I had to do as i was told. She enjoyed seeing me dressed as a girl. I wasn't sure at first but soon I began to feel good because i know she was pleased with me.
    Justwill39 Justwill39 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    i picked this guy off the streets, took him into my home,even lost my job over him. i loved him with all my heart and 2 weeks ago he was telling me how in love with me he was now...
    niellyn niellyn 22-25 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I only visit.. Some places.. When I can't Feel.. I tried.. Brave.. Armed with light.. But.. I was dying.. There were no air.. Only shame.. Painted.. Everywhere..
    Kardia Kardia 36-40 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Ok. So I was Blocked. By someone I have never interacted with. Although she likes to comment. Rudely toward me. What ever. I have no desire to interact with her.
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I like to take the time tell you my story and what it was like to be me. I was born September 1st 1976 in Kelowna BC Canada. I was born with a mild case of Tourette syndrome, as a...
    Canadianwolfe Canadianwolfe 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 1

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    I had first met George at a Christmas party in 2012. It was a movie like meeting, our eyes met each other's across a crowded room -that sort if thing. I fell foolishly in love with...
    Marinabutch Marinabutch 26-30, F Mar 1

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    when I was in middle school, I had started sleeping with no clothes on. At first I was nervous and stayed under the covers. But after a couple of weeks, I got more comfortable and...
    ouatgurl13 ouatgurl13 22-25, F Mar 1

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    When I was 8 my dad died, so my mom came to where my dad and I lived to take care of me, but what she really did was lock me away from everybody while she took all the money my dad...
    Bubblebran Bubblebran 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    I have been working with two partners for several years on the development of a scientific product. We sometimes commiserate that our significant others do not understand how...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F Mar 3

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