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I Was Adopted

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 17 Responses Jan 21

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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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    I'm adopted from Guatemala.

    I'm so lucky to have the mom that I have! She has always supported me in everything I do! I don't know much about my adoption, but if I could find my biological mother, I would thank her for giving me a better life! Although my family medical will always be a mystery, I think...
    Mheis52 Mheis52 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7

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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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    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 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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    My story is probably a bit different from most

    adoptees because I have actually met both sides of my biological families. I have always known I was adopted. My (adoptive) mom used to tell me a story...sort of like Goldilocks and The 3 Bears. They searched every room at the adoption agency until they found me...the perfect...
    LadyJane9 LadyJane9 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    My birth mom and grandma are coming to visit me

    today!!!!!! So ******* excited!!!!
    AndyWarrior413 AndyWarrior413 13-15, F 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses Apr 1

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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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      My name is Roman I was born on may 11

    1995 in a small town in Russia called uld-uda I live with my mom who left me in the crib until I was 2 years old when the Russian government found out about me they sent in government officials to put me in a adoption home I was 4 years old when I was adopted and brought to...
    romanre romanre 18-21, M Feb 20

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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    I was adopted at age 10 with my biological

    brother. My birthparents were abusive sexually and mentally and there was a lot of neglect. My adoptive parents gave up on me at age 16 and sent me back to that horrible situation. I got away and was put in foster care after being completely abandoned. I feel.....ashamed. Lost...
    NicWiliams NicWiliams 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    Oky fine I get along with my real mom (my

    adoptive mom's sister) but Ill never love her the same way she has a habit of giving her kids away why have them in the first place gosh!!
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 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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    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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    I'm Glad I Was Adopted

    I was adopted as a newborn.. my birth parents.. who knew.. and seriously I don't care to know. The couple who adopted me had 2 natural sons that both died of Leukemia, one at age 8 and the other at 15.. very sad.. :(  They adopted 2 children before the boys died.  A...
    ButterFish ButterFish 46-50, F 9 Responses Jun 10, 2007

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    In August 1960, three months

    after I was born, I was adopted by a very rich oil family living in Dallas, Texas. My father was an oil rig superintendent. He always made enough money to support his huge family. My step mother was a stay at home mom. With me, the family make up was 7 brothers and 6 sisters...
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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 5 Responses Jan 21

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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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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    My Parents Are Awesome

    I was adopted when I was 10 days old. My parents are the best parents in the whole world. They put up with so much from me - I had behavioural troubles that started when I was 3 or 4. My teenage years were terrible - I screamed abuse at them. They put up with so much crap from...
    littlecanadian littlecanadian 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 16, 2012

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    jopava jopava 56-60, M Dec 27, 2014

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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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    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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    The man who adopted me was amazing,

    I thank him for everything he gave me. I only wish that our time together lasted longer. I love you Steve. My dad. Rest in peace. (Getting emotional here) haha.
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ Dec 31, 2014

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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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    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 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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