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I Was Adopted

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    What's it like to be adopted?

    It's different for everyone. Some are perfectly fine with it, while some are just lost. You feel bad that you're not being thankful enough for the life that you have now. You feel lost, in a way, like you have a part missing from your life. The worst part about being adopted is...
    cassandraellen cassandraellen 18-21, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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    23&me or AncestryDNA?

    I'm going to one or the other. Does anyone have an opinion about one or the other? 23&me seems to have more info overall but is also twice the cost.
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F Dec 29, 2015

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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 know very few details about

    where I came from. I have always wondered who I really am. Even though I have parents who love me, I still have always felt a sense of being an actress dressed up as someone else playing a role in someone else's life.
    tornadowinds tornadowinds 46-50, F 15 Responses Jan 21, 2015

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    I was adopted at birth

    and have never met my birth parents, it's coming up to my birthday and I always feel anxious around this time, I tend to get a lot of anger inside me anyone else ?
    Girl93x Girl93x 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    I was adopted at birth by the most amazing mom

    in the world! (even though she embarrasses me sometimes lol) I found my birth parents so I met them and they are terrible judgmental people.. I wish I had stayed away from my birth parents but I wanted to meet them... huge mistake I met them while I was pregnant with my twins...
    Pandalover7 Pandalover7 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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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 9 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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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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    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 5 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    KaylaRoberts KaylaRoberts 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Hi everyone im aja i am a 13 years old 7th grade

    and my parents already left me but i have a grandma but she cannot take care of me already so now im looking for someone to adopt me :(
    Ajang28 Ajang28 13-15, F Jan 19

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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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    I was adopted and I had a book of pictures of

    my birth mom and in the back of the book there were letters from my birth mom I would read them and sometimes cry while reading them😔
    Boysgonnalive Boysgonnalive 13-15 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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    Hello guys, Well, I hope you`re in

    for a good read but, I really hope some of you feel the same as I do and I don`t know if I`ll ever find someone in the same situation. If you have advice on this, I`d really appreciate and I want to thank you if you`re brave enough to sit through this longer read. I don't know...
    frozonov frozonov 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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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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    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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    So I wasn't adopted,

    but my father was. A few years ago, he got really curious about who his birth parents were and contacted the adoption center in our state to locate them. Unfortunately, his birth mother passed away 2 months before he found out who she was. Therefore, all of the information from...
    brainrapist brainrapist 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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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 18-21, F 6 Responses May 26, 2014

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    Hi everyone its mandy here this my new account.

    me and my sister Katarina got adopted on the 31st December. it's go good so far we been told we be a new high school this year
    gedwmandy gedwmandy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    update: I met my biological father today.

    . we look super similar. very similar points of view.. I was surprised at how mentally similar we are.. I understand genetics with the physical aspect of things... but our though process' are so similar... I had a blast
    Djtorc Djtorc 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    I was adopted when was I was 5.

    My birth mother was 15 when I was born, and ran away from my father when she was pregnant with my brother. When my brother was 6 months old my mother put us up for adoption. We lived with an attorney. (black market adoption lawyer) one day my brother was there with me the next...
    not4nothing not4nothing 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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    Djtorc Djtorc 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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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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    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
    yeahis18 yeahis18 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    i want to say thank you

    for letting me be adopted by a great husband and wife instead of aborting me when you were pregnant. I grew up in a very normal environment I have never contacted my original birth mother. I really have no desire to do so either. Since she did not care enough about me to...
    countrygirlathome countrygirlathome 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    yesterday. I was with a student organization.

    and they had a genetic counselor. and its so hard being adopted when they talk about genetics. and are like. talk to your parents and see if you have this or that handed down to,you. I know I was the only one adopted, in the room. it's so hard. and people don't realize. things...
    capsfansn97 capsfansn97 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    I was adopted at 8 weeks

    and I knew as soon as I was old enough to learn it. I didn't mind about being adopted but when I was 14 I started having questions like why was I given away and all that. I did have a link with my biological mother whom I had met a couple times and we had a long talk. Turns...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

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    My "parents" don't understand me.

    At all. They don't try to listen to me. They don't let me have friends. They take away all my headphones so I can't listen to music. They make me do things in school that I don't want to do. I hate them so much. They've ruined my life and taken away my freedom. Sometimes I...
    annabearrr annabearrr 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    It Was a Planned Adoption

    my  mother worked with my bio . mother at a dry cleaneing company ... she was married and had three other children the youngest being 17 when i was born .. Apparently she'd had an affair or something and here i came along she had to hide her pregnancy with me from her...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 29, 2007

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    I was adopted, at a very young age of 3 months,

    after my folks gave me up to an adoption agency. I never did get to know my real mom and dad. I was adopted by a minister and his wife. She could not have children because she had medical problems.
    singlemomwith5kids singlemomwith5kids 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2015

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    I was adopted when I was just a little girl.

    I was born into an orphanage where the babies were ignored and mistreated. I was given a good life by my adoptive parents but our relationship has always been toxic. I suffer from reactive attachment disorder and it's the reason I live with major anxiety and ocd. It has effected...
    gabriellachristinaxo gabriellachristinaxo 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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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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    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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    Myself personally was Not adopted

    but my two younger cousins we're adopted by force in mid age today Sam is 14 and Lj is 17 i just wish i could See Therese Face talk to Them see how They habe grown. i News help to bring them home. i habe searched and searched and i think their names might have Been changed. i...
    FindLjandSam FindLjandSam 18-21, F Nov 23, 2015

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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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    Hi guys forgotten to tell u I

    now have a mummy and daddy and they are great they got me on December 31st I was happy. now have family. but the good thing is they bought my twin sister too. we both happy. to be adopted again but we praying that we stay with the family.
    katarina0033 katarina0033 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    I think I'm adopted my parents don't get along

    but is there a way to find out without a blood test ? I do have birth certificate but don't tell me when my parents filed for birth certificate.Please help how do I find out ???
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    NATIONWIDE Major Cable Network Casting!

    We are searching for people that are considering searching for their birth parents, or birth parents that are considering searching for their children. We are looking to hear from both birth parents or adoptive parents. If you or someone you know might be interested, please...
    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 2

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    Hello. I am now 18 years old almost 19.

    About two months ago I learned that I was adopted. I was adopted from Romania at the age of 3 years old. Dealing with this news was and is vey stressful. It really took an emotional toll on my mood shifts lately. To hear more please message me as this can be an emotional time to...
    Deerl Deerl 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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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 7 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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    Between cousins, our family was a large one,

    I never met my real parents before, but I knew their name, I knew that they were very poor compared to rest of the family,I knew how they looked, because since childhood, 8 years old till my my adulthood, I was reminded daily, that I belonged in the roads and the only reason...
    DonniePinscher DonniePinscher 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2015

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    i was adopted when i was 6 year old by my mom

    and dad. i got to ask dose everyone find it weird living with adopted parents or was it just me? even now i find it weird
    natashacollis natashacollis 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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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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    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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