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I Was Adopted

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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 adopted when i was two months old.

    love my family to the moon and back
    Allison021 Allison021 16-17, F 1 Response May 23

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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 live in America now

    but my journey started across the world my family was very poor and my birth mother was quite young she was 19 years old. My father was a military man who left after my birth she had no choice but to put me up for adoption. These experiences make me who I am.
    eliteforces1001 eliteforces1001 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I had no idea I was adopted

    until I was 14. I'd been raised Amish and loved with 17 siblings, the combined family of a widow and widower plus their children after marriage. I was the youngest and loved my huge family except on wash day. My birth family made contact once I turned 14 and in the chaos I...
    TheWomanYouHate TheWomanYouHate 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 23

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    nalaredneb nalaredneb 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I feel awful for saying this,

    but I wish I had never been adopted. I love my adoptive parents, but growing up, I have always felt like there was something missing from me, and know I know what. I have been told it was normal for kids who were adopted to have trust issues and to feel like they're missing...
    CharityDanae32 CharityDanae32 18-21, F 5 Responses Jun 9

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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 a week ago

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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 adopted by my aunt

    and uncle. I know who my mother is buy not my father. I really wish my life was something else because my life now is horrible and painful. And it hurts me that my real father never tried to contact me in anyway.
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13 13-15, F 2 Responses May 13

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    I was adopted from Oshkosh Wisconsin,

    at age 2. And both my parents are dead ( hints why I was adopted) my birth mom died of cancer and my birth dad died in a car accident. My birth mom was only 18 and my birth dad was only 19 and they were still either in high school or had just started collage. I also had 2 other...
    Klmsparkles Klmsparkles 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 23

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    Facebook My biological dad found me on Facebook

    after 16 years of having no contact. My dad and I talked and sorted out problems that we had between what I had been told and what was true. Finally we decided to met. This Christmas I made the 16 hour drive to Florida to met my biological family. I was so nervous! When I got to...
    TooYoungforThis19 TooYoungforThis19 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    I was abandoned in the hospital,

    10 hours after I was born (in Barcelona, Spain). I was adopted by a family that was expecting their baby very soon. These people are my heroes.
    PioAD PioAD 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    But I was only one month old at the time.

    So it's not really a huge, life-changing thing.
    iratvsangelvs iratvsangelvs 31-35, M Jul 17

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    my mom was young and things happened

    and ended up selling me when i was a baby haha child trafficking but picked a good family to give me to :D the family she gave me to was old and still wanted a baby but im not mad i actually thank her bec she didnt kill me or anything i already knew i was adopted when i was...
    harmlesscheesecake harmlesscheesecake 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I had a hard family. My birth mother was a

    prostitute and had 7 kids and was pregnant with me and my brother. I'm a twin. My mother was poor. Me and my brother survived an abortion. When we were born we were abandoned and forgotten in the hospital a day after birth and we were found in a bathroom. My brother has a heart...
    2p35jm 2p35jm 13-15, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 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 found out long time ago

    that myreal prents just gave for rasing by these people who calling the,selves now my parents, and that they have real son which sometimes was coming to them and was telling them how to treat me, to scream on me to always put me down , and to laws crush my dreams
    rihcrissy rihcrissy 31-35, M 2 days ago

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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 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 19, 2013

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    For the first year and a half of my life,

    I was stuck in an orphanage in Romania. I was supposedly given 6 minutes of attention each day, and was practically starved. When I was brought to America at age 2, I was like any other newborn baby. Growing up, I would always like to be hugged and clung onto people and our...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am adopted from Kazakhstan by American

    parents. I always wanted to meet my biological mother.
    48Meghan 48Meghan 13-15 1 Response Jul 8

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    I was adopted when I was 13,

    my dad hit me and my mom, and my mom killed herself because of him. I don't have any photos or anything of my parents, and I don't know anyone else from my family.
    ohmyangela ohmyangela 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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    By My Friend I Met

    so my birth mother named me Imani. no middle name. she has abused me for as long as I can remember. she burned me, choked me, slapped me, and so many other things. in 6th grade, my bruises, cuts, and pain was more obvious. r school counselor had asked me why I was receiving so...
    eeLannATheGreat eeLannATheGreat 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 5, 2012

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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 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 6 Responses Mar 9

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    I was adopted as a baby.

    My birth mom was 12 or 13 when she had me. My adopted dad molested me when I was a kid. I hated my adopted parents for what they did to me. I almost died when I was younger but somehow I survived. I wish I had the courage to find my birth parents. I can't make myself do it. I...
    kates916 kates916 31-35, F 3 Responses May 7

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    My birth mom was 17 when she had me she gave me

    up for adoption because she knew she couldn't take of me and give me the life she wanted me to have. Her and my parents kept in touch for about five years then she asked them to stop because I was getting freaked out and thought they were going to come kidnap me or something. A...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    My Keys To Freedom - Adopted By Psychopaths

    I was adopted at a young age by very abusive people. Some part of me knew they weren't my parents. They didn't smell right. The first four years of my life were spent in this creepy old house with big corrugated iron fences around it. If I was ever taken out in public, I had a...
    Moonlightdreamer Moonlightdreamer 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2010

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    I was adopted at 14 months .

    My birth mother was a drug attic and my dad was in jail. I had 6 other siblings and they all stayed with my biological grandmother who was sick and getting older and she couldn't take care of anymore kids. I was adopted into a great family and I love them like we are blood they...
    binkybee502 binkybee502 13-15 1 Response Jul 10

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    I was adopted as a new born,

    I was told It was planned before I was even born. I've known my entire life and I was never very curious. But I became very curious like a week ago.. All I know is my birth moms name is April.
    Madisonn15 Madisonn15 13-15, F 1 day ago

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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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    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 16-17, F 7 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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 am just wondering if anybody has ever began

    contact with their birth mother & found her to be disrespectful towards your adoptive mother & how u handled that situation? Also do you call your birth mother Mum or call them by their first name? & in your opinion do you think it is disrespectful if you do not call your...
    MrsIndependant MrsIndependant 26-30, F 2 Responses May 12

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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 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 7 Responses May 26

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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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    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 Would Love To Meet You Dad.

    I have lived with my adopted parents since around 2 months old. They love me with all their heart and soul, as I do them. My birth mother was diagnosed with cervical cancer while she was pregnant with me. She died when I was 8 months old. I am told she was the kindest, gentlest...
    candycole1022 candycole1022 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    I have great parents.

    I wouldn't change that for the world. I just don't know how my birth parents could of given me up like they did. Then come to find out many years later. I have two sisters and my mother wants to find me. So you kept them but because I was a boy they got rid of me. I just want to...
    Lonelyone19 Lonelyone19 22-25, M 2 Responses May 14

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    First time Ever ive said im adopted in public

    as most of my friends dont believe this is true, well here is the story I was born on the 9th of June 1995, in the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital in Shrewsbury in Shropshire UK My birth mother is called Tracy and my birth Father id called Derek. That is all i know about my birth...
    ktd0987 ktd0987 18-21, M Jun 18

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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 16-17, M 5 Responses Aug 17, 2013

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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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    Not Long Ago.

    Hey its candy here I just been adopted a few days ago and so far it going great. My adopted family in adopted non Australia youngsters. So far they have Lizzy she came from Asia and me. But they said that there not finished let.
    wolfygirlcandy wolfygirlcandy 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Know what is one of the craziest experiences

    you can have being adopted? Having your own children. I was adopted from South Korea at the age of 3 months old, so I do not know my birth family. I spent my life growing up in a white family in a white bread town. Trying to fit in but never really fitting in. Always a little...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was an adopted child

    and moved from foster home to another foster home periodically. I was abused as a foster child by men and boys sexually and emotionally or mentally as well. I finally got out of them and have moved on with my own life with my husband and our kids. I still have trust issues as...
    momworkingout momworkingout 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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    Genetic Delinquent

    "I'm adopted" the look of horror on people's faces. Well, not horror more like shock I guess. Growing up in a parsonage with my family, my dad was a pastor and my mom was a piano player during worship. When people would look at me and my brother, they would look at my parents and...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 1 Response Aug 7, 2013

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    I was adopted at six weeks of age from Honduras

    by a white couple living in the states. My mom told me at a young age that I was adopted
    ShesAVeryKinkyGirl ShesAVeryKinkyGirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I was born in Mesa, Arizona almost 17 years ago

    on July 14, 1997. My birthmother's name is Linda and I was adopted through Catholic Social Services. I constantly think of her and I am currently in a determined pursuit of finding her in hopes of being reunited. I know you are out there..<3
    rachelaugust rachelaugust 16-17, F 3 Responses May 18

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    My birth mom and grandma are coming to visit me

    today!!!!!! So ******* excited!!!!
    AndyWarrior413 AndyWarrior413 13-15, F 3 Responses May 31

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    I was adoptd when i was five years old from

    Japan. I dont remember anything about my birth family but my parents told me it was a small town by the ocean but thats most of japan right? But i love america and dont care that i came from somewhere else because this is my real home.i woukd li to see jspan someday.
    WildSherry13 WildSherry13 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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