I Was Adopted

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 4,047 People

    23&me or AncestryDNA?

    I'm going to one or the other. Does anyone have an opinion about one or the other? 23&me seems to have more info overall but is also twice the cost.
    tornadowinds tornadowinds
    46-50, F
    Dec 29, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I feel like there is smth wrong with me.

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

    So I got my Ancestry DNA results,

    My ethnicity estimate: 38% Scandinavia 24% Ireland 19% Europe West
    tornadowinds tornadowinds
    46-50, F
    1 Response Mar 21

    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

    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

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Aug 2, 2015

    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

    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

    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
    11 Responses Apr 16, 2008

    I never knew my parents.

    Luckily my two brothers and I were adopted into the same home. We were raised by a single father who, I guess, was supportive enough, but I always sort of felt like he had the least patience with me. My one brother was the brains. He never got into trouble. My little...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Feb 12

    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

    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
    10 Responses Jul 16, 2015

    This isn't the normal kind of experience I

    write about, but since this site is shutting down, I thought I'd write some stories that matter in addition to the ones that are fun for me to write. I'm happy to share my experience if someone thinks it will help them, so message me if that's the case. I don't want to fill...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Mar 30

    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

    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
    4 Responses Jan 21, 2015

    I was adopted at 8 weeks

    and I knew as soon as I was old enough to learn it. I didn't mind about being adopted but when I was 14 I started having questions like why was I given away and all that. I did have a link with my biological mother whom I had met a couple times and we had a long talk. Turns...
    deleted deleted
    Feb 12

    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
    5 Responses May 26, 2014

    Me and my family moved

    when I was 4 years old for Cuba to Chicago. But a year later their was a fire. And my family was in it. I was the only survivor of my family. My perents and siblings died in it. It was the worst day you could ever imagine. I was taken to an only girl orphanage. It was not the...
    sab13 sab13
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Mar 21

    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

    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
    5 Responses Nov 28, 2013

    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
    3 Responses Mar 24, 2014
    Escapist101 Escapist101
    13-15, F
    1 Response Jan 2
    Djtorc Djtorc
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Oct 21, 2015

    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
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2009

    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 Feb 2

    I was adopted when I was 4 weeks old.

    I only recently met my birth parents. They were teen parents when they gave birth to me. My adoptive parents are the most loving and caring people. I was truly lucky to have been adopted by them :)
    A6143 A6143
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Mar 12

    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
    2 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I was adopted the day I was born.

    I went home with my adopted family on Christmas Day. (Christmas Eve is my birthday). I'm adopted in family. The truth was concealed. I always felt out of place. I noticed everything that often goes unnoticed. Do people connect me to my family? Only when I'm with my dad. Do you...
    nielle24 nielle24
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 26

    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
    2 Responses Jan 18

    and i will always be one,

    no matter how hard I try, and I today I learnt a good lesson. Previously I posted about avoiding my abusive adopted family, but I didn't avoid them for long, I actually visited them after that, I got a certain someone some health supplements, something which he needed badly...
    DonniePinscher DonniePinscher
    26-30, M
    Feb 27

    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

    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

    when I was a child I was confused of those

    adopted children why they get mad knowing they're adopted. aren't they realize they are lucky to have parents? it's funny how things change so fast.
    coldheartedmthrfckr coldheartedmthrfckr
    18-21, F
    1 Response Feb 17

    i was taken from my family

    and adopted at just 15 months i still remembered my sister vaugely i live with one but i have two others and i am now back in touch with them and seeing them tomorrow
    shannon0615 shannon0615
    13-15, F
    Mar 27

    I was adopted at 18 Month's along with my twin.

    I found my biological family in Jan of 2016. it's crazy and a ton of emotions to say the least. We literally had the same circle of friend's as my biological siblings just never crossed paths. My husband played football with one of my biological brother's and that very same...
    meme1984 meme1984
    31-35, F
    Mar 23

    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

    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
    15 Responses Aug 10, 2011

    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
    3 Responses Nov 7, 2015

    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

    Hello guys, Well, I hope you`re in

    for a good read but, I really hope some of you feel the same as I do and I don`t know if I`ll ever find someone in the same situation. If you have advice on this, I`d really appreciate and I want to thank you if you`re brave enough to sit through this longer read. I don't know...
    frozonov frozonov
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Feb 10

    Hi Everyone, My name is Samantha,

    I'm 30 years old and I am adopted. All my life I have struggled and shed a lot of tears when trying to decide if I want to find my birth parents. Now that I'm an adult and earning my PhD in Communication from the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, a lot of my research...
    sfylling23 sfylling23
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 28

    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
    4 Responses Aug 24, 2013

    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
    1 Response Oct 24, 2015

    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
    4 Responses Jan 11

    I found out that my 'real' father died in a car

    accident three years ago. I have never met him, nor have i talked to him. I have however spoken to my 'real' mother, and am awaiting the day that i can meet her in person. I don't believe that my adoption changes the relationship i have with my parents, nor does it make them...
    HarleyHart HarleyHart
    13-15, F
    1 Response Mar 17

    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
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2015
    deleted deleted
    Feb 24

    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

    My "parents" don't understand me.

    At all. They don't try to listen to me. They don't let me have friends. They take away all my headphones so I can't listen to music. They make me do things in school that I don't want to do. I hate them so much. They've ruined my life and taken away my freedom. Sometimes I...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 7
    tornadowinds tornadowinds
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Feb 27

    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
    6 Responses May 18, 2013
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