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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

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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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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

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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

    I was adopted when I was 3 months old, my biomom had me at the hospital and chose to leave me there for adoption. Someone else mom was kind enough to breastfeed me until I was 3...
    luisafern luisafern 22-25, F Apr 8

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    My A (adoptive) parents knew about me through a lawyer before I was born. Then they drove from Miami to Boynton Beach FL. to pick me up when I was only 8 hours old. My brother was...
    BAM33156 BAM33156 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I was adopted when I was three years old. I was placed in a foster home from the hospital, the same foster parents adopted me and became my parents. I am always willing to share...
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I was adopted at six weeks of age from Honduras by a white couple living in the states. My mom told me at a young age that I was adopted
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was adopted by my real mums sister and her husband as she died a few days after I was born. I could never have asked for a more loving couple to raise me as their own. I am proud...
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    I am new to this, but I've seen from a lot of people who have commented, say that it's a good app. I battle a lot of things from depression, being bipolar, having suicidal thoughts...
    shorthairgurl shorthairgurl 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    In the past this particular vent was adopted as the trading as well as business center to the land since most of the actual adjacent countries make use of this vent involving Lagos...
    bnsshop13 bnsshop13 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I was born in China. When I was 24 days old I was abandoned on a grassy spot near a river. I don't know why my mother left me. After that I went to an orphanage for two years...
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F Mar 24

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    My story isn't much but here it is. I was born in Bulgaria (Eastern Europe). I don't know much about my mom and nothing about my dad. All I know is my moms name, she was really...
    olivias78 olivias78 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm adopted and my mom died.. and I'm not sure if my dad is alive... he was too poor to raise me... in Haiti... I wish I could meet him :(
    g0ne g0ne 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My stepdad, who is like my real dad adopted me- because my bio dad was an *******.
    WeepingWillow2014 WeepingWillow2014 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My grandparents adopted me when I was 18 months old. I have always lived with them and thought of them as my parental figures and up until first grade I just thought I referred to...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I have a question for adopted children. I'm a teenager and considering adoption and I don't know if it's the right choice. I don't have a lot of money but id love my baby so much...
    freespirit98 freespirit98 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    my fathers name was milton edward sears jr he would be 62 now he lived in tx when i was borned can some one please help me find him my name is diressa m sears i am 33
    diressa diressa 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    My mom claims to be sensitive about it yet she shoved me and my brother into our bio dad's arms when we wanted nothing to do with him yet made my oldest brothers basic training...
    Batchick420 Batchick420 18-21, F Mar 26

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    I was three when adopted along with my eight month old little brother. We were from a small town where everybody knew the why's, etc., and my adoptive parents moved five states...
    RRr9 RRr9 51-55, M 5 days ago

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    I was adopted at 9 months old. I never really wanted to meet my birth parents. One of my adopted friends got a grant to go find her birth parents...but that never appealed to me. I...
    goldenwings17 goldenwings17 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I was adopted at birth to the best family and I am so lucky. My mom told me that if I wanted to at 18 I could meet my birth mother and she would help me. But my birth mother didn't...
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I was adopted at the age of 5 by Linda and Paul. They were loving and kind but when it came to manners and punishment it was bad. They started spanking me at age six . I was to...
    whovianbabe whovianbabe 22-25 9 Responses Apr 4

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    The People Next Door- Ever seen that Lifetime Movie called "The People Next Door"? Well that's exactly how I came to be separated from my mother. She was struggling with kids by...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    The afternoon after my adopted father was arrested my 11 year old sister finally came out of her bedroom . She looked AWFUL. Cuts,bruises,welts. And she was holding her left arm in...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    To all those out there with this same problem... I've been thru hell and back and I'm stronger than ever. It's manageable being adopted and not knowing your parents, it's whether...
    DeAundreVP DeAundreVP 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    I adopted a boy today here online his name is Tony.
    bectyler bectyler 26-30, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Adopted all three of my daughters and can't imagine my life without them. They give my life meaning every day and make me want to be a better person. Their Mother and I are going...
    SamStartingOver SamStartingOver 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I was fortunate enough to witness the terrible scene of birth right after breakfast last week... thought that'd get your attention. Pull up a chair, stool, monkey, or whatever you...
    yourguardingangel yourguardingangel 18-21, M Mar 21

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    Where do I even start? First and foremost, I would like to just point out how similar these stories are: Started off as the answer to all problems... and then steadily destroyed...
    midasnemi midasnemi 18-21, F Apr 4

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    No Witnesses- "Noah! Noah! Where are you,girl?" Out in the hall Papa,my adopted father,was calling for my little sister. She was in her bedroom just like every other day and he...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I remember people from my family, when I was little, they hugged each other. I probably was hugged as a baby, but I don't remember it. I have pretty good and clear memories since I...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F Apr 6

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    i was 12. he adopted me and he was related to walt disney (cousins). he died of liver cancer stage 4.he was in the army for almost 4 years but he left before they went to Vietnam.
    megawolf13 megawolf13 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    It never mattered to me until I started having some pretty serious health issues that I'm told are genetic. I decided to not search for my birth parents. I can understand those who...
    son2who son2who 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I kinda have two crushes right now. One on a girl that I have been best friends with forever. My mom adopted her and now she lives with us and we share a room and I think she likes...
    broadwaybaby1 broadwaybaby1 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was almost raped various times. By my mom's co-worker/friend. When? From wen i was 3-11 yrs old. I lived in Florida at the time. He would touch me nd kiss me. He would take me...
    wolfbeliever wolfbeliever 13-15, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    my whole life i was alone. i have everyone around me. my family, friends . But none of them knows me . They only know my out side.i wish someone was there for me . someone who...
    leftaalone leftaalone 22-25 1 hr ago

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    I grew up so... Loud. I was always the first to talk and last to shut up. I guess people never knew I was troubled because I wasn't quiet. Because I knew if I didn't talk, they'd...
    FrenchRotterdammer FrenchRotterdammer 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I am such a skeptic about everything but have been obsessed with finding answers for about the last 10 yrs about God,ghost and other stuff. Aliens though make sense to me..I see...
    bugaboo2001 bugaboo2001 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Life is full of surprises, irony and twists, and one night at work I had one in mine. A few years ago after a satisfying Easter dinner with my family, I set off for an overtime...
    Justint2014 Justint2014 31-35, M Mar 24

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    It all started when I was 13. I had no other way to school as I lived half an hour away to the closest high school so I caught a private bus to and from school every day with other...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response Mar 24

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    I admit it - I like to cross-dress. Sometimes, I would put something on, and just for a bit of a rush, take a quick walk around the outside of the house (either from the front door...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Mar 28

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    I wrote this a while ago, it seems such a long time. I was reading it again, and I'm so much happier now. I am where I'm supposed to be. I thought I was in Love. To forgive and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 29

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    Last year me and my friend AJ said we said that I live with his mom, dad and older sister and he lives with my mom, dad, and younger sister. We did this so we could see what it is...
    Sarahismygirlname Sarahismygirlname 13-15, T Mar 31

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