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I Was Adopted

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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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    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 3 Responses Mar 7

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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,

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Now its me my adoptive parents

    and my real mother they are all suffocating me like for real Its all just bullsh*t
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    Here's the Story...

    I was adopted at birth and have never met my natural parents. However, I know the basic circumstances around my adoption from information passed down through the adoption agency involved. It seems that both my natural parents were married although not to each other and that I...
    Fazer Fazer 46-50, M 48 Responses Apr 13, 2009

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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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    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.

    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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    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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    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!!
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 22

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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 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 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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    TimmyABDL TimmyABDL 22-25, M Apr 25

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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 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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