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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22, 2014

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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 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 13 Responses Oct 21, 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'm so thankful for my adoptive family

    but I suffer from depression and my family thinks I'm fine but I'm really not. I feel as if my own biological mother didn't want me no one ever truly will. I know she did it for the best, it's still just hard.
    BornBroken BornBroken 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 22

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    Related Experiences

    every so often I will get on a kick and search. I was talking to a friend at work that's also adopted. they searched and found their mother only to find they were 6 mo too late...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    In August 1960, three months after I was born, I was adopted by a very rich oil family living in Dallas, Texas. My father was an oil rig superintendent. He always made enough...
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I was adopted at birth, and met my birth mother 4 years ago. I go to visit her every year, and leaving has progressively become more difficult as I spend time there. I feel like I...
    kaymylee kaymylee 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I got adopted at the age 4 I love my family
    TimmyABDL TimmyABDL 22-25, M a week ago

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    Hello, As of March 20th, I was able to get information on my birth parents. My hope was that the birth parents would have filled out an updated medical and social questionnaire...
    transplantedbuckeye transplantedbuckeye 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    My admother had a son of her own but developed diabetes during the pregnancy. He nearly died. She was diagnosed with brittle diabetes and required 2 insulin injections a day,but...
    ljn56 ljn56 56-60, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was born in Moscow Russia on April 5 2004 and My birth parents were to poor to take care of me I got sent to a baby house where they could take care of me. I had a good 1 year...
    peterlane peterlane 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    Now its me my adoptive parents and my real mother they are all suffocating me like for real Its all just bullsh*t
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Oky fine I get along with my real mom (my adoptive mom's sister) but Ill never love her the same way she has a habit of giving her kids away why have them in the first place gosh...
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    I was adopted I believe at less than 2 months old. My adoptive parents adopted my cousin from my biological mothers sister..(if that makes sense) so my younger "brother" is...
    jpm34 jpm34 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 21

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    I will not be revealing me actual birth country or city due to personal reason, in case anyone from school reads. So lets just say I was born in a totally random country like...
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I was adopted at birth, and have a letter from my birth mom explaining why she gave me to, which she wrote while still pregnant with me. I recently found out her full name and got...
    encore23 encore23 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I once adopted a pet. A couple of years ago, I adopted a beautiful little russian hamster, a winter white. She was my first hamster, her name was Wiw and I loved her. She loved me...
    OKPunk OKPunk 18-21, M Apr 22

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    I adopted a baby out this year. He's the most perfect thing..I see people who knew me while I was pregnant and they get really upset that I'm not sad about it. I'm just happy I...
    Janstis Janstis 22-25, F Apr 15

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    I read someone's experience on this site that was scapegoated as a child. I come from a large family of six and in it there were two golden children and two scapegoats. My father...
    RhondaGail RhondaGail 61-65, F Apr 8

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    My family and I have adopted a rescue dog last year. Her name is Mocha, she is a pit. What makes her even cuter is that she is the color of the drink Mocha, she is brown, white and...
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M Apr 21

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    It isn't quite true that I adopted a cat so much they come into my life adopting me, adding colour and vitality to my life as well as being great company. They also can help with...
    Joanne0chan Joanne0chan 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    The couple has went out of their way to block us from our sons life.I spent over three years feeling the deep loss in my soul crying every night for him hoping he was OK.I spent...
    lovely2463 lovely2463 31-35, F Apr 17

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    i have not met my biological dad. I am 35. When i was born he was 17. I found him, i got pictures from his niece i even spoke to my half sister. They all like me and i like them...
    candiceblankerosa candiceblankerosa 31-35, F Apr 24

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    I got my bichon mix, Sid about two years ago. When we got him he was in bad shape he had many bald spots because of skin allergies and he had a horrible ear infection. Nowadays...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 23

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    It gets hard sometimes cause even though people that don't know me bully me and so does everyone in my family I'm a different person then anyone in my family I feel like I'm...
    Brokenheartedloner10 Brokenheartedloner10 18-21, F a week ago

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    All my life I have been living with an abusive family. My father molested me and abused me emotionally, mentally, verbally and was at times violent for 9 years. My mother has been...
    LarsMartinJ LarsMartinJ 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I was bullied for bullied for five years by the same group of guys. It was never that physical other then a shove into the locker or wall. They usually called me names and threw my...
    Secrets27 Secrets27 13-15, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    My name's Harlean because it's the original first name of Jean Harlow and my hair was white blonde when I was a baby :)
    HollywoodQueen HollywoodQueen 22-25, F 27 mins ago

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