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I Was Adopted

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    I Guess I Got Lucky

    I was given up for adoption And adopted when I was two day's old. When I was a few years old my parents told me that I was adopted. I said that I was going to take my swimming pool and run away.lol I didn't but i was not sure what to think. So I grew up knowing. I was the oldest...
    243roses 243roses 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 1, 2008

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    I'm Glad I Was Adopted

    My life changed forever on July 3, 2005. My biological parents were the most wonderful parents any little boy could ask for. I didn’t apprentice them as much as I should have but I was just little when they died. My parents were so much in love and they gave me all the love in...
    Asianphaser0005 Asianphaser0005 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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    Being adopted was the biggest blessing given,

    considering the life I lived. I couldn't ask for a better father. He's not only my father, but he's my best friend, my listener, my shoulder and most likely the one man that will never lie to me. I have just one problem with being adopted. Not knowing my birth parents health...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    Couldn't help but laugh

    when a close friend of mine texted me to tell me they're re-doing my life in a movie. I laughed, and said what???? She said, yeah...Annie's back!!! When I think about it the movie, and my life....about the only similarities are, I was adopted by a man, who wasn't married yet...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    My parents had this framed

    and in my room when i was a baby...we just found it going through some old stuff. i was chosen i was wanted i was cherished i grew in their hearts i was the missing piece i was loved i was adopted. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I would like to chat with other people

    who were adopted. I am not conformable sharing my experience with everyone, but I am willing to share in a private message :)
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 21

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    I was born in Moscow Russia on April 5 2004

    and My birth parents were to poor to take care of me I got sent to a baby house where they could take care of me. I had a good 1 year there when 2 people came to adopt a kid and and they chose a boy instead of a girl which I am thankful for now. I am 11 and signed in as a 18...
    peterlane peterlane 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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    I Have Never Looked Into The Face Of Someone Who Is A Blood Relative Who Loves Me

    Mine's a cautionary tale. I am adopted. My natural mother had an affair with my natural father. She was married with three daughters and he was married with three sons. They went back to their partners and went into a children's home. At seven months I was adopted. They tale of...
    AngeGardien AngeGardien 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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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 adopted mother,came in very grave from her Tuesday Night Bible Talk at another JW's home. We were both in university then and had too much...
    IsaacofCalgary IsaacofCalgary 22-25, M Jul 18, 2014

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    I met my parents once

    or twice when I was young? But I never really liked them as parents; they were just people. The people I think of as my parents, my adopted ones, THEY'RE the ones I love. They brought me up, after all.
    TheThirdOdd TheThirdOdd 13-15, F Jan 17

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    Many Many Thanks

    Being adopted in some sense can be depressing to some people. I like to look at it in a different way.....for instance. I'd like to thank my birth parents for giving me life, and I would also like to thank them for giving me up for adoption, rather then having me live in a family...
    jackdaniels1967 jackdaniels1967 46-50, M 7 Responses May 18, 2013

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    I was adopted at birth.

    I had a small sheet of paper that told me generic information about my birth parents, height, weight, eye color, education, etc. I had this romantic idea in my head of a young couple who just couldn't afford to raise a child. And someday they would come looking for me. My...
    sxxyeyes sxxyeyes 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    My birth mom and grandma are coming to visit me

    today!!!!!! So ******* excited!!!!
    AndyWarrior413 AndyWarrior413 16-17, F 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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    Thrown Away

    My biological parents were drunk teenagers. He denied being my father and she gave me away. My parents adopted this cute little baby and had no idea of how hard things were to come . I had a very hard time growing up. Imagine showing up to school with a nearly shaved head from an...
    Stargazinggal Stargazinggal 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    I Was Adopted And I Think It Messed Me Up

    I was adopted at birth and for the longest time I went through life thinking it was okay, that it didn't really effect me, and that it wasn't a big deal. But now I realize it has been a huge, huge deal and I have made the decision to search for my birth family. I never felt...
    ElmersGlue ElmersGlue 26-30 4 Responses Aug 24, 2013

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    And I'm Thankful For It.

    When I was six years old I found myself in a terrible situation. My mom had passed away when I was born, and my biological father went to jail, and I had nobody to care for me, so children's services placed me in a foster home. My new family was great, they sent me to a...
    dontbreathetoodeep dontbreathetoodeep 18-21, F 16 Responses Aug 10, 2011

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    I was adopted at birth by a wonderful Christian

    family. Now that I understand what it means to be adopted, I feel lost and like in drifting away. I'm looking for someone else to talk to that would actually understand, thanks.
    footballguy75 footballguy75 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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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'm being pulled in two different directions. By my adoptive family and my birth family, especially because they live 1,900...
    kaymylee kaymylee 22-25, F 4 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 is probably one of the main reasons for the state taking me and my siblings away from my birth parents. I remember them very faintly...
    cole20 cole20 18-21, M May 18

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    I'm adopted. My new family is alright,

    their nice. I don't really talk to many of them other than my new brother. He is the only one I feel truly cares for me. He is always there for me when I want to cry. Want a hug. Want a talk. He is my best friend and I'm going to miss him when he moves out.
    Kayla2oo1 Kayla2oo1 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I hate being adopted

    because I'll never know the feeling of looking like or resembling my mother or father. It's more noticeble because I'm 100% Chinese and they're pure blooded white. I was raised as a white girl so I always feel uncomfortable when someone reminds me of what I really am. My parents...
    sammichs sammichs 16-17, F 6 Responses May 26, 2014

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    TimmyABDL TimmyABDL 22-25, M Apr 25

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    By My Dad.

    My mother was...19(?) when she found out about me. The story that I have heard is that my donor was her doctor. WOW. So I should be all smart, right?? haha. Well, they had this fling I guess. He was "separated" from his wife..they were getting a divorce. My mom says she was very...
    NiftySox NiftySox 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 28, 2011

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    Hi my name is Khadija,

    and I was adopted when I was a new born by an amazing family. I recently found my biological family in 2008. Such an amazing experience but I'm still learning how to adapt and accept my mother. Just wanted to know of anyone else had or has experienced anything similar to this?.
    kcofield12 kcofield12 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    Hello, As of March 20th,

    I was able to get information on my birth parents. My hope was that the birth parents would have filled out an updated medical and social questionnaire. Well, the information came back and all I received was the birth mothers name. No birth fathers name. That's it. I now have a...
    transplantedbuckeye transplantedbuckeye 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 8

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    hello everyone! I was adopted at 13 along with

    my younger brother at 11. We were lucky and got the most amazing adoptive family. They love us no matter what and would do anything for us. This was a closed adoption so we couldn't have any contact with our biological parents until we were 18. I was 10 when we were taken from...
    tellmeyourstory tellmeyourstory 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    25 years ago I was adopted by two amazing

    people, my Mother and Father (and a big sister!) and I am truly thankful to God and blessed to have been so. They have given me so much and I am forever grateful. I had the opportunities to take Theatre in high school, sing in a choir and go to a Fine Arts camp for 4 years...
    EccentricalMind EccentricalMind 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I only found out a few years ago.

    They adopted me as a newborn because they were unable to have children of their own. They are very good Christian parents and I know they love me very much.
    doodlebug224 doodlebug224 18-21, F 11 Responses Oct 23, 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 given up. I was adopted right from birth. My mom has a brain tumor at the age of 16 and they had to remove her pituitary gland. She is blind in...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F 3 Responses May 10

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    My story...Part one

    I lost my parents to a road accident when I was very young and was turned over to foster care just after my first birthday.  I was eventually adopted by a couple who had no children, and wanted a family....or so they thought.  Things did not go quite as planned and we...
    Whym Whym 36-40, F 38 Responses May 18, 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!!
    Cosmic711 Cosmic711 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Long Story Short.

    I love my adoption story. I have no qualms with being adopted. It is a beautiful thing. I have had my share of the usual doubts and questions, but i moved on. My story is simple. I was going to be aborted, but i raised my fist in the air when my bio mom went...
    houseninja houseninja 18-21 2 Responses Jun 16, 2009

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    I discovered at age 60 I was adopted

    as baby. Although I know have some information about my origins I still feel really dislocated. My Dad has recently died and I feel really disloyal in trying to find my birth family.....aagh am I alone?
    Annette54 Annette54 56-60 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I was adopted on St. Patrick's Day 1981.

    It's something I never really thought about for years. Has anyone found their birth parents from a closed private adoption? I don't have any desire to meet them, but thought about it on occasion.
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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    Was adopted again last Christmas.

    And it been a blast. This time nothing going to get be back in orphanage.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F Mar 3

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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 :-( they're mother had passed. so I have felt the urgency to search again. I almost got excited the other day when I found a post in a...
    2batinman 2batinman 46-50, M 5 Responses Apr 30

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    I was adopted from birth.

    My adoptive mother was Japanese and my adoptive father was Caucasian. I don't look at all like my mother and growing up I did not look like my cousins and other extended family members. I went to predominantly Asian and African American Jr and Sr high schools where the white...
    RayneBeauHill RayneBeauHill 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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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 (incontinence and ABDL lifestyle) i was freezing after about 10 minuets, i huddled against a snow bank, about 30 seconds later a young...
    BabyAngel9618 BabyAngel9618 18-21, F May 6

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    Where I Come From :)

    When people look at family photos of me they always seem to tell me, "you didn't get your parents looks but you sure got their personality". A lot of people aren't aware of it but I'm actually an adopted child. When I was about 7 years old my class was assigned to go home and...
    Kurokat Kurokat 13-15, F 22 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Just Reunited

     I was adopted by the most wonderful people, and brought up as an only child. They have both passed away now,but, 9 weeks ago I made contact with my birthmother for the first time. Since then we have spoken weekly on the phone, and last weekend I went to meet her for the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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    I was adopted as a kid

    and there is so much that I would like to know.
    Pradaxx Pradaxx 18-21, F Feb 3

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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 poor and that she was probably really young like 16 or 17. Being that young and knowing her living conditions I guess I'm not surprised...
    olivias78 olivias78 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    My birth mom was 19 when she had me sometimes I

    think about my birth mom I am so glad she chose life for me because if she did abort me I would not be on this earth so I encourage girls and women with a unplanned pregnancy to choose adoption not abortion
    Cowgirl1992 Cowgirl1992 22-25, F Jan 15

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    I Was Adopted. And I'm An Only Child.

    I was adopted. I am an only child. No one in my family (except my parents, the ones who adopted me) no one else in my family is interested in me. I don't have any of the following: grandma, grandpa, aunt, uncle, cousin, nephew, niece, sister, brother...it's just me. And that in...
    anonymousgirl12345678910 anonymousgirl12345678910 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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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 often took more balanced by large doses of sugar and milk. She was shockingly uncontrolled and frequently had glycemic attacks...
    ljn56 ljn56 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    I was adopted at 6 months.

    My adoption was set up before I was born, but when I actually was born my birth mom canceled it. She tried to raise me (I think she was 17 or 18) but 6 months later she called my going to be adoptive family and asked for them to take me. People ask me all the time if I want to...
    KenziY KenziY 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 20

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