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I Was Adopted

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    (Not revealing my name) My birthday is October

    29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4 that were given up. I was adopted right from birth. My mom has a brain tumor at the age of 16 and they had to remove her pituitary gland. She is blind in...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    When I was about two years old,

    I had a problem with some part of my body (I can't remember). My parents had thought it would be best if I was put under care by people who could afford my treatment, they would think that I would be back sometime afterwards. But it didn't happen like that. I stayed with the...
    evreno evreno 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    TimmyABDL TimmyABDL 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 25

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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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 4 Responses Nov 13, 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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    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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    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 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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    So recently I was contacted by a half sister I

    never knew about, she said that my birth mother had died and only told her about me on her deathbed, I have no feelings toward her as I never knew her, my half sister thinks we should meet but I am not so sure
    DirtyMaster DirtyMaster 46-50, M Jun 8

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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 1 Response Feb 20

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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 3 Responses Apr 30

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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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    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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    Hello Everyone, I am looking

    for some helpful advice. I was adopted when I was just born. My birthparents were very young. When I entered high school, I searched and I found them. They are married and have two more children together! So exciting, and we get together, however they are both not willing to...
    COCOAP COCOAP 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 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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    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 3 Responses Apr 8

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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 was adopted when i was a baby my birth mom

    was only 16 when she had me she wanted to keep me but knew she couldn't give me the life she wanted for me so she gave me up for adoption. Her and my birth father have since gotten married and have 3 other kids 2 girls and 1 boy. My parents always told me i was adopted and kept...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F May 31

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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 early in childhood.

    Now I am in the process of adopting myself.
    fastanez fastanez 51-55, M Jun 27

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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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    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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    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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    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'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.
    Escapist101 Escapist101 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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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 2 Responses Mar 30

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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 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 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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    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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    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'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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    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 Apr 22

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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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    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 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    I was adopted after spending some time in

    foster care as an infant. I learned about adoption as a preschooler. I thought everybody was adopted! I have a long story to tell about adoption. I am writing it and hope to finish it soon to share.
    dcmice dcmice 51-55, F 2 hrs ago

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