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I Was Adopted

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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 Jul 21

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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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    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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    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 6 Responses Jun 9

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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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    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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    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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    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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    nalaredneb nalaredneb 31-35, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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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 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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    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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    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'm a 22 year old male

    and I think adoption is an identity to build a community around. Does anyone agree with me? Would anyone be interested in building such a community in Canada?
    mnjones92 mnjones92 22-25, M Aug 11

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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. My mother is schizophrenic

    and when I found her she rejected me as fake cos my nose wasn't as big as my father's.
    sanarirachel sanarirachel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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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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    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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    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 met my birth mom and half brother

    for the first time when i was 16 and it was the happiest day of my life... they also came to my high school graduation and brought my birth grandmother... i love them sooooo much and i feel so lucky to have such a great relationship with my biological family
    notgonnabeok notgonnabeok 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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 Jul 25

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    I just want to know what causes a huge genetic

    variation on the level I am about to place on table. I figured out that as much as I looked alike my parents I was just about, on the same level or above, different. Many of my physical traits may be questionable, both likely and unlikely, as to how I have inherited it from my...
    Somethingweird01 Somethingweird01 22-25, M Jul 1

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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 1 Response Jul 23

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    my adoptive mother is half japanese

    and im irish/italian and one day my roommate said to me "wait isnt it the other way around?" and when i asked what she meant she replied "dont white people usually adopt asians?" 😐
    notgonnabeok notgonnabeok 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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. 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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    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 4 Responses Jul 20

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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

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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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    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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    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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    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 24 Responses Aug 30, 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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    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 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 born into a world of disease,

    hunger, poverty, and the most unimaginable love ever invented. Summer in India can reach almost 120 degrees every day before the blessed monsoons come in August. I unfortunately was born in the most blisteringly hot month of the year, June, when the air is dusty, and chokingly...
    minaclaire minaclaire 16-17, F Jul 28

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    I've been in contact with my birth mom

    and dad and siblings for a few months now just the other day I went up to do a surprise party for one of my younger sisters it was so much fun and I loved it my littlest brother and sister (birth siblings there 11 and 9) kept hugging me and wanting my attention the whole time...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Was but not anymore my adopted parents are

    now homeless and I'm now back at the orphanage again. Life is hard on me right now but I just have to be strong for overs.
    sliverwolfbec sliverwolfbec 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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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 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 Jul 24

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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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    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 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 8 Responses May 26

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 10

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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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    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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    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 9 Responses Jun 16, 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 3 Responses Jul 22

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    i was adopted at 3 months old

    and i still feel unwanted with depression for 2 years.this song helps me a little. i need to talk to someone to cheer me up
    lonewolf4510 lonewolf4510 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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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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    puppypower50 puppypower50 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    Destiny

    Hello, my name is Jamey. I am adopted. It all started when my birth mother fell pregnant with her would be 4th child. She already had 2 boys and 1 little girl, there was no way she could have taken care of another. Her name was Maria Ixcoy. I have never met her, but from what I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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