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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

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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've been looking for my birth parents

    so I can find out about my bio family and if I have any siblings no luck so far though,Has anyone else tried looking for their birth parents and if so how'd it end up for you?
    RyanBlake87 RyanBlake87 26-30, T 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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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    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 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'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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    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 1 Response Mar 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 1 Response Sep 17, 2013

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    My mom held me for 15 minutes

    before the nurse realized their mistake. I wish the insatiable emotional vacuum would go away. I'm working on it.
    dropinstarlet dropinstarlet 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 24

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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

    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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    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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