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I Was Adopted As a Newborn

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 92 People

    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 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 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

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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 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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    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 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 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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    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'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

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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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    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 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 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 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 Birth Certificate Is A Lie!! My Heritage Was Ripped Away From Me!! My Medical History Is A Big, Who The Hell Knows!! I Hate Being Adopted!!
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    Yes my twin sister and I were adopted at 10 months old, I am thankful everyday I love my parents so much thankyou mom and dad I love you <3
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    Today, December 4th, 2014 I asked my mother if the man she told me was my biological father, was actually my father. She replied back saying he wasn't. With tears in her eyes and...
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    Okay, so the title explains it all. I was adopted at birth. I love my adoptive mother, and her family has made me feel like I belong and that I am not adopted. The topic of...
    FreeSpirit420 FreeSpirit420 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 6

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    I was adopted right before I turned 16. I am 17 now, and it was probably the biggest mistake of my life.
    KensleyRenee KensleyRenee 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    got my tattoo last week! it's the adoption symbol with the date I was adopted in the middle. my mom cried when I showed her (:
    elliecrow elliecrow 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    In October, I saw my abuser for the first time in 11 years. I was adopted and my mothers first husband physically, emotionally, and sexually abused me. he is the root cause of most...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't exactly know the whole story or if its even true, but apparently my parents were teens when i was born. What i do know is from the earliest i can remember i lived with my...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 23

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    God has created so many things into this world but only one person to bring goodness to this world that is our mom; yes she is the one who carries love, affection, care and joy...
    sleyblakes sleyblakes 22-25 Dec 12

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    I am adopted and have never met my birth parents and struggle with it everyday.
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    I adopted a 7 year old cat! Isn't he gorgeous? And he's so mellow and sweet, though I'm still getting use to owning a cat(I've only ever owned dogs). I'm not really sure what to...
    Lucycristobal Lucycristobal 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    ScarletSmiles ScarletSmiles 13-15, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I found out my parents have communication problem after finding out my own communication problem.Then I told my parents about it,but they did not want to confront the issue.My...
    cl6688 cl6688 26-30 Dec 10

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    Butterking47 Butterking47 18-21 16 hrs ago

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    62nd post. Well here I am again, and I live to see another day. Nobody killed me and I didn't kill anybody, and I guess today I feel like it was all just a dream. It's easy to...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    i was sexually abused at the age of 10 .. i have never told this to anyone not even my parents..because i wasnt sure about what was it..i was a kid.. and i was scared if i told...
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    Where do I begin? I had crushes in elementary school and all the guys would be afraid of me to like them, and they'd laugh at me and call me weird and ugly. One guy really pushed...
    kpopgirl21 kpopgirl21 18-21, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Where do I start? When I was little 3, I was messing around with my friend and it came natural, thought it fade as kids stuff to, then 13-14, slumber party.. Slip. I didn't get...
    Luckycharm17 Luckycharm17 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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    So, last year in october i was starting to get depressed and found out i had extreme depression. Now, a year and 2 months later, i feel so much better and i really thought i was...
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    Throughout the past years I have felt worthless. Almost invisible to human kind. However recently I realized people saw me,.....they just didn't care. I mean why would they? Why...
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    on one day when i had dinner then some food left over and then i tried to give the left over food to a beggar,then i walked for a half mile and found beggar but i dont know the...
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