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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 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 adopted at 14 months . My birth mother was a drug attic and my dad was in jail. I had 6 other siblings and they all stayed with my biological grandmother who was sick and...
    binkybee502 binkybee502 13-15 1 Response Jul 10

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    Know what is one of the craziest experiences you can have being adopted? Having your own children. I was adopted from South Korea at the age of 3 months old, so I do not know my...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was abandoned in the hospital, 10 hours after I was born (in Barcelona, Spain). I was adopted by a family that was expecting their baby very soon. These people are my heroes.
    PioAD PioAD 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    my mom was young and things happened and ended up selling me when i was a baby haha child trafficking but picked a good family to give me to :D the family she gave me to was old...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    For the first year and a half of my life, I was stuck in an orphanage in Romania. I was supposedly given 6 minutes of attention each day, and was practically starved. When I was...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Better Not To Know-A few years ago I had the option to know my birth parents identities,in 2011, to be exact. I turned 21 that October,but not quite yet. My sister was 19. Mama,our...
    IsaacofCalgary IsaacofCalgary 22-25, M 5 days ago

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    I just want to know what causes a huge genetic variation on the level I am about to place on table. I figured out that as much as I looked alike my parents I was just about, on the...
    Somethingweird01 Somethingweird01 22-25, M Jul 1

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    I am adopted from Kazakhstan by American parents. I always wanted to meet my biological mother.
    48Meghan 48Meghan 13-15 1 Response Jul 8

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    I live in America now but my journey started across the world my family was very poor and my birth mother was quite young she was 19 years old. My father was a military man who...
    eliteforces1001 eliteforces1001 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    i found out long time ago that myreal prents just gave for rasing by these people who calling the,selves now my parents, and that they have real son which sometimes was coming to...
    rihcrissy rihcrissy 31-35, M 17 hrs ago

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    But I was only one month old at the time. So it's not really a huge, life-changing thing.
    iratvsangelvs iratvsangelvs 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I know not my biological mom and dad.
    nalaredneb nalaredneb 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Well, not quite yet. I was adopted when I was only a couple days old. I didn't know until I was about 7 or so, that I was adopted. Then when I turned 18 I found my birth mom. I had...
    kasi09 kasi09 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm 18 years old and I just found out that I was adopted. The sad part is, my parents didn't tell me, but my best friend let it slip. All of my friends knew but never said anything...
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Don't Swing on the Curtains! When I was 5 I discovered a new hobby, and much to my parents annoyance, that hobby was swinging on the curtains! One morning, before my five older...
    jamieroberthopsen jamieroberthopsen 31-35, M Jul 6

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    I grew up as the youngest of six kids. Four girls and two boys. I was adopted but never felt different from the others. I saw my fair share of spankings. On one occasion my sister...
    jamieroberthopsen jamieroberthopsen 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    I was adopted at nine months old, my birth name was Sheena.
    dolceharajuku dolceharajuku 26-30, F Jul 6

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    I adopted two gets 4 years ago ginger tabs boots. And marmalade I loved them tons but before marmalade was 1 he got hit by a car and sadly passed away but boots is now 4 and living...
    flowerpie flowerpie 13-15, F Jul 5

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    Its been a while since I got to post a story. Experience project has changed a lot too! And its taken me some time to figure out things. I can say Bee is a very busy girl on here...
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 5

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    When I was born my biological patents were 23. They were fine with me till I was about 1 month old. They couldn't cope when I cried or woke them up and soon they started abusing me...
    jamieroberthopsen jamieroberthopsen 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Before I start telling you, I am not asking for sympathy or for you to feel bad for me, I just want to share it you guys. I remember it just like it was yesterday. At my house it...
    Mikaylaxo Mikaylaxo 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I was around 7 - 8 years of age when I was tooken from my mother my mother and stepfather were very cruel to me as I can remember. My mother and father divorced in 1972 my father...
    Tweetybird2012 Tweetybird2012 41-45, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    i discovered a pregnant black and white splotch furred cat underneath the family truck, i convinced my parents to let her stay and have the babies so that they would survive. she...
    wassupyall wassupyall 18-21, M Jul 5

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    When I was around 7 or 8 years old my Dad took me out to visit one of his friends. During said visit, we found out his cat had recently had a litter of kittens. The friend said...
    KMargatroid KMargatroid 16-17, F Jul 5

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    I've thought about meeting her over and over. Replaying crazy scenarios in my head. I bet she was young I bet she was beautiful. I bet she had a good reason for not wanting me. I...
    Cozie Cozie 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    So I'll make this short (or try to, at least) ...apart from my dad abusing me (sexually and otherwise) when I was a child..he is now in my room (I'm at my parent's tonight since I...
    IntellectualEscapist IntellectualEscapist 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I was taken by CPS at age 3. Went back as forth between 2 foster homes for 2 years, adopted at 8, moved out of adoption parents house at 14... I lived in 5 different house holds...
    katcard katcard 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    A few years back me and my sister found a small kitten. A small, black, trembling kitten. He seemed to have been left behind somewhere so we ended up taking him home. The first...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    I wish I was dead. I just can't take my family, my life anymore. My family is really cruel to me. They constantly tell me that the world would be better of if I were dead, or...
    Katalynn17 Katalynn17 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    I only realized after the relationship ended just how bad it was. At first everything was fine but after a while it started to sour and in my heart I knew that but couldn't admit...
    alexmarie214 alexmarie214 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Yesterday started well, shockingly my partner seemed like the pains weren't too bad and she seemed brighter. Then everything changed in a few minutes. My daughter woke up with her...
    Lightandshadows Lightandshadows 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Today I read about a boy who was badly beaten up by a teacher.I was sad.I understand that it is difficult for a teacher to get the best out of a student.Nowadays corporal...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I am having a really hard time coping. The more I read and try to educate myself, the more overwhelmed and hopeless I feel. I don't want to be in therapy for the rest of my life...
    d011 d011 26-30, F 4 hrs ago