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I Was Adopted

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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 was legally adopted at five years old.

    I was taken from my birth mother at four months old because she could not take care of us. She had five children and we all was split up except me and my twin brother. My adoptive mom, who I call mom, fostered from six months old and then legally adopted us. Our middle and last...
    aerialklove aerialklove 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    Keep Moving Forward

    Have you ever watched the movie Meet the Robinson's? It was about a boy named Lewis who lived in a foster home during his childhood until one day his son from the future took him so he could fix the time machine his son destroyed. I really liked that movie, but my favorite part...
    CantankerousBabe CantankerousBabe 26-30, F Nov 3, 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 4 Responses Mar 24

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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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    I was adopted from Paraguay,

    South America when I was 9 months old. While my adoptive mother was awaiting my birth and safe arrival to the Paraguay adoption agency she received a call that the adoption agency had been raided and babies had been stolen. She had no idea where I was for 3 months until she came...
    cceo cceo 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    Yes, Im adopted from India,

    but I was raised by white, Christian parents. I know my name allows for confusion, but let me clarify. I'm adopted and have raised in the US since I was a little baby. Yes, I have been back to India, and there are some aspects of the Indian culture that I have such as wearing...
    BengaliEyes BengaliEyes 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Meeting My Biological Mother

    I met my biological mother for the first time only a few weeks ago. It was strange seeing her, especially since she kept saying how much I look like her. I personally don't see much that much of a resemblance, other than height and body type. She also brought my five year old...
    gracefulghost gracefulghost 18-21, F 12 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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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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    after a life time of abuse i was adopted by a

    nice family when they passed away i was sent back to live with the people who call themselves my parents but last month i found a new mom and dad, he's a bit of a *** but shes so kind and helpful. it was my birthday not long ago and i got the best birthday present a girl could...
    MistressJ96 MistressJ96 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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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 23 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    i was adopted when i was 14 days old

    but it wasn't official until 6 months after.Ive always known that i was because i didn't look like any of my family. And my parents were a lot older than all of my friends parents. My adoptive mom told me that my birth mom had me when she was 18 and, she didn't know how to take...
    singerchick14 singerchick14 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 12

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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 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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    I was born in China. When I was 24 days old I

    was abandoned on a grassy spot near a river. I don't know why my mother left me. After that I went to an orphanage for two years. That's when my adopted parents came and picked me up. My adopted sister also went to china. When we went back to the USA I lived with my dad for a...
    punkpanda3 punkpanda3 13-15, F Mar 24

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    My grandparents adopted me

    when I was 18 months old. I have always lived with them and thought of them as my parental figures and up until first grade I just thought I referred to them as "Granny and Papa" because it was my synonym choice for mother and father. My Aunt tried to explain to me today that I...
    cmitchellichs cmitchellichs 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 8

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    I was adopted at six months by my biological

    mothers sister. I do not know my biological father. That is now by choice. One day that may change. I wouldn't have it any other way. I have had everything I have ever wanted or needed. 💜
    spreadthelove22 spreadthelove22 22-25, F Feb 3

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    my parents finally came out

    and admitted it. I was adopted. If they thought it would be a big shock. But it wasn't. I mean to say that they are both about as stereo typical white people as you can get. my mom has blonde hair and blue eyes.my dad is hazel with brunette hair. and neither of my parents are...
    rose353 rose353 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 9

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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...
    Vixenvet Vixenvet 36-40, F 12 Responses Apr 16, 2008

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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 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I was adopted when I was a newborn,

    so I know practically nothing about my biological parents except that the adoption took place through a Catholic crisis pregnancy center, so it was probably a sordid situation if I had to guess. My adoptive parents were terrible and I am now estranged from them, though not from...
    IronOrchid IronOrchid 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 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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    my fathers name was milton edward sears jr he

    would be 62 now he lived in tx when i was borned can some one please help me find him my name is diressa m sears i am 33
    diressa diressa 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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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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    My twin brother and I were adopted into a

    family of 12. My Mom was a foster mother through catholic family services in 1970. twins were most times separated at birth, but my Mom put in a request for twins. My birth Mother was raped that is how my life began. My childhood in general has happy, but an older brother...
    katiekahr42 katiekahr42 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 12

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    My stepdad, who is like my real dad adopted me-

    because my bio dad was an *******.
    WeepingWillow2014 WeepingWillow2014 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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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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    I was adopted when I was three years old.

    I was placed in a foster home from the hospital, the same foster parents adopted me and became my parents. I am always willing to share about my adoption story, so if you are looking to adopt or you yourself were adopted and want to talk, please feel free to private message me...
    beautifulsunrise beautifulsunrise 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am new to this, but I've seen from a lot of

    people who have commented, say that it's a good app. I battle a lot of things from depression, being bipolar, having suicidal thoughts, and harming myself. But I always have my strengths. I am a 19 year old girl who literally has been through hell and back. Me and my family have...
    shorthairgurl shorthairgurl 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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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'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'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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    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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    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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    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 10 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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    I was adopted when I was 3 months old,

    my biomom had me at the hospital and chose to leave me there for adoption. Someone else mom was kind enough to breastfeed me until I was 3 months old when my parents flew to South America to pick me up (same country they are from). I have a brother who is 5 yrs older and also...
    luisafern luisafern 22-25, F Apr 8

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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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    Adopted

    I was adopted from Chita, Russia ....and have dreamed of returning to experience my past from another perspective :)
    kkoby2422 kkoby2422 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 25, 2013

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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 12 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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    Abandoned At Age 11. My mother was dark skinned

    and English speaking. She gifted me to a married pair from Pakistan I learned to call Amma and Abbas. They insist they purchased my sister as a newborn.That means I was gifted at some time around age 2 since I am almost 2 years older than my sister. We resided in a three floor...
    DamascusSkies DamascusSkies 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    I was adopted at two weeks old &

    now I would like to meet my real parents but I don't want too hurt my adoptive parents
    PrincessAlyssa146 PrincessAlyssa146 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 15

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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 adopted and my mom died.

    . and I'm not sure if my dad is alive... he was too poor to raise me... in Haiti... I wish I could meet him :(
    kidrawrr kidrawrr 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I have a question for adopted children.

    I'm a teenager and considering adoption and I don't know if it's the right choice. I don't have a lot of money but id love my baby so much if I kept it. I really want to make the right choice. My baby is due in October.
    freespirit98 freespirit98 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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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 40 Responses May 18, 2010

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    My sister and her husband adopted their daughter

    but don't want to tell her and haven't really thougt about it. They're the same race and look a little similar but not entirely. They don't want her to grow up and for her to bring her adoption up every time they have a fight. Do you guys think that's a good idea? I believe that...
    Minty25 Minty25 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 16

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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 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 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I was adopted by my real mums sister

    and her husband as she died a few days after I was born. I could never have asked for a more loving couple to raise me as their own. I am proud to call them my parents and would never think of them as anything else. As for my real dad, he disappeared and has never tried to get...
    clurrby clurrby 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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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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    When I was 3 months old I came to my new family.

    I was born in Jakobstad, in Finland and my new family is also from there. My new aunt found me from the orphanage when she worked as a social worker. My new family are mormons and I'm also an active mormon. I might have biological siblings, because my biological dad was married...
    Luna80 Luna80 31-35, F Jan 27

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    My sister and I were

    both adopted from Paraguay (the small land-locked country in South America), no one ever knows where it is. Anyway, my parents are Caucasian-American and THE BEST PARENTS IN THE WORLD. They have given me everything, and so much more, and I couldn't imagine my life without them...
    tbrooks14 tbrooks14 22-25, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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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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    My A (adoptive) parents knew about me through a

    lawyer before I was born. Then they drove from Miami to Boynton Beach FL. to pick me up when I was only 8 hours old. My brother was adopted 2 years later. We always knew we were adopted and had The Chosen Baby read to us. We were always told we were special because other parents...
    BAM33156 BAM33156 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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 4 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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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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    My mom claims to be sensitive about it

    yet she shoved me and my brother into our bio dad's arms when we wanted nothing to do with him yet made my oldest brothers basic training ceremony hell. I don't care they're my parents by blood because they raised me but neither of them care enough to stay and help.
    Batchick420 Batchick420 18-21, F Mar 26

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