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I Was Adopted

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    Between cousins, our family was a large one,

    I never met my real parents before, but I knew their name, I knew that they were very poor compared to rest of the family,I knew how they looked, because since childhood, 8 years old till my my adulthood, I was reminded daily, that I belonged in the roads and the only reason...
    DonniePinscher DonniePinscher 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 13, 2015

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

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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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    yesterday. I was with a student organization.

    and they had a genetic counselor. and its so hard being adopted when they talk about genetics. and are like. talk to your parents and see if you have this or that handed down to,you. I know I was the only one adopted, in the room. it's so hard. and people don't realize. things...
    capsfansn97 capsfansn97 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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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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    Hi everyone its mandy here this my new account.

    me and my sister Katarina got adopted on the 31st December. it's go good so far we been told we be a new high school this year
    gedwmandy gedwmandy 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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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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    I was adopted the day I was born,

    my family met my birth mother when she was about 6 months pregnant with me. I've known since I was in preschool that I was adopted after all the kids at school told me that I don't look like my mom & dad. My whole life my parents told me they didn't know anything about my birth...
    SamanthaxoxoS SamanthaxoxoS 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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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 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 when i was 6 year old by my mom

    and dad. i got to ask dose everyone find it weird living with adopted parents or was it just me? even now i find it weird
    natashacollis natashacollis 13-15, F 5 Responses Nov 27, 2015

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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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    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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    im 100% sure im adopted

    but my parents still refuse to admit it -.-
    lovely2002 lovely2002 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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    I was adopted when I was just a little girl.

    I was born into an orphanage where the babies were ignored and mistreated. I was given a good life by my adoptive parents but our relationship has always been toxic. I suffer from reactive attachment disorder and it's the reason I live with major anxiety and ocd. It has effected...
    gabriellachristinaxo gabriellachristinaxo 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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    Hi guys forgotten to tell u I

    now have a mummy and daddy and they are great they got me on December 31st I was happy. now have family. but the good thing is they bought my twin sister too. we both happy. to be adopted again but we praying that we stay with the family.
    katarina0033 katarina0033 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    I feel like there is smth wrong with me.

    .. :( why wld my biological parents not want me...
    Depressedgirlxxx Depressedgirlxxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    Hello. I am now 18 years old almost 19.

    About two months ago I learned that I was adopted. I was adopted from Romania at the age of 3 years old. Dealing with this news was and is vey stressful. It really took an emotional toll on my mood shifts lately. To hear more please message me as this can be an emotional time to...
    Deerl Deerl 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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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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    KaylaRoberts KaylaRoberts 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I've known I was adopted

    since I was 10. I'm 19 now and still feel like I'm chained down by this fact and can't break free. I've always felt I've been treated unfairly compared to a younger sister who's blood-related. I always got into trouble for minor things and my sister gets away with everything...
    myworstenemy myworstenemy 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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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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    update: I met my biological father today.

    . we look super similar. very similar points of view.. I was surprised at how mentally similar we are.. I understand genetics with the physical aspect of things... but our though process' are so similar... I had a blast
    Djtorc Djtorc 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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    I was adopted, at a very young age of 3 months,

    after my folks gave me up to an adoption agency. I never did get to know my real mom and dad. I was adopted by a minister and his wife. She could not have children because she had medical problems.
    singlemomwith5kids singlemomwith5kids 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2015

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    Myself personally was Not adopted

    but my two younger cousins we're adopted by force in mid age today Sam is 14 and Lj is 17 i just wish i could See Therese Face talk to Them see how They habe grown. i News help to bring them home. i habe searched and searched and i think their names might have Been changed. i...
    FindLjandSam FindLjandSam 18-21, F Nov 23, 2015

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    I look just like my parents

    so no one but my family and friends know.its great in public because theres no akward explaining to do
    IchBinDeutsch IchBinDeutsch 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2015

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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 adopted and I had a book of pictures of

    my birth mom and in the back of the book there were letters from my birth mom I would read them and sometimes cry while reading them😔
    Boysgonnalive Boysgonnalive 13-15 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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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 9 Responses Oct 23, 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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    D0ge D0ge 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2015

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    I was adopted at birth

    and have never met my birth parents, it's coming up to my birthday and I always feel anxious around this time, I tend to get a lot of anger inside me anyone else ?
    Girl93x Girl93x 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    NATIONWIDE Major Cable Network Casting!

    We are searching for people that are considering searching for their birth parents, or birth parents that are considering searching for their children. We are looking to hear from both birth parents or adoptive parents. If you or someone you know might be interested, please...
    johnkmolloy johnkmolloy 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was adopted when was I was 5.

    My birth mother was 15 when I was born, and ran away from my father when she was pregnant with my brother. When my brother was 6 months old my mother put us up for adoption. We lived with an attorney. (black market adoption lawyer) one day my brother was there with me the next...
    not4nothing not4nothing 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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    So I wasn't adopted,

    but my father was. A few years ago, he got really curious about who his birth parents were and contacted the adoption center in our state to locate them. Unfortunately, his birth mother passed away 2 months before he found out who she was. Therefore, all of the information from...
    brainrapist brainrapist 22-25, F 11 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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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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    Hi everyone im aja i am a 13 years old 7th grade

    and my parents already left me but i have a grandma but she cannot take care of me already so now im looking for someone to adopt me :(
    Ajang28 Ajang28 13-15, F Jan 19

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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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    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 5 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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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 6 Responses Jan 21, 2015

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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 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 15 Responses Jan 21, 2015

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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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    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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    I was adopted at birth by the most amazing mom

    in the world! (even though she embarrasses me sometimes lol) I found my birth parents so I met them and they are terrible judgmental people.. I wish I had stayed away from my birth parents but I wanted to meet them... huge mistake I met them while I was pregnant with my twins...
    Pandalover7 Pandalover7 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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