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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 98 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 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'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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    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

    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 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 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 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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    winkletoe winkletoe 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 3

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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 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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    (Not revealing my name) My birthday is October 29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4 that were...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F 3 Responses May 10

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    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 Apr 30

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    I was taken away from my birthparents when I was born, my birth parents both have Schizophrenia. My Birthmother abused Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Alcohol during pregnancy, that...
    cole20 cole20 18-21, M 3 days ago

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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 4 Responses Apr 30

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    When i was 4 i had a rough life, i was abused (mostly emotionally) so when i turned 7 years old i ran away from home one winter, dressed in only a no sleeve shirt and a diaper...
    BabyAngel9618 BabyAngel9618 18-21, F May 6

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

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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 Apr 28

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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...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    (Not going to reveal my name) My birthday is October 29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F May 10

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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 Apr 30

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    I want to applaud all Mothers that raised and loved there children. Mothers Day is almost here and its a sad time for me. I was left on the church steps just a few hours old in a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6

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    I should have dropped out of school. I remember how happy I was when I was a young kid. I was very carefree and joyfully excited with life. Then school came along and has damaged...
    AnonymousGuineaPig AnonymousGuineaPig 22-25, M 11 hrs 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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    My newborn son seems to sense it the second I manage to sit down for three seconds! I can be cleaning for hours, including loud things like vaccuuming and mopping (yeah, so maybe...
    AunaSophia AunaSophia 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    If I have adopted a Chinese child I would tell them they are Chinese show them books and say 'good luck reading' I would not insist on them knowing their culture. But dont look...
    Sullan Sullan 36-40, M May 12

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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 May 1

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    I adopted to wonderful kids when they were babies, one boy and one girl, brother and sister. Can't imagine life without them.
    Texasparamedic410 Texasparamedic410 36-40, M 1 Response May 6

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    Would anybody like to be my adopted parents?! I want a better experience then I have in previous years...
    MeishaPayne MeishaPayne 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 read the letters my birth mother sent to my mom when she was pregnant with me and she said she wanted me to never exist. And that she never wants to see me or hear of me after...
    iksnalazsh iksnalazsh 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 26

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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...
    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 1 Response May 1

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    When I was 11 or so, me and my friend built this awsome bunker in the forest, it took us nearly half year. Lots of hard axe work. After it was done we made bow and arrows. We gave...
    Magdalenka Magdalenka 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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