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I Was Adopted

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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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    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've been in contact with my birth family

    for almost a year Now there great I love them all so much. Now that I have them in my life I fell complete I never realized something was missing from my life until I meet them and got to know them. I meet my birth grandparents the day after Christmas last year. It was great I...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 8

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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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    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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    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 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 on St. Patrick's Day 1981.

    It's something I never really thought about for years. Has anyone found their birth parents from a closed private adoption? I don't have any desire to meet them, but thought about it on occasion.
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23

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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 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 Feb 20

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    What a cool story !!Separated at birth,

    reunited on FacebookBy Kelly Wallace, CNNNovember 13, 2014"Anais Bordier and Samantha Futerman have the same laugh and the same freckled cheeks. They wear their hair the same way and have since they were babies. They share a hatred of cooked carrots, a love of the same color...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 13, 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 6 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    The man who adopted me was amazing,

    I thank him for everything he gave me. I only wish that our time together lasted longer. I love you Steve. My dad. Rest in peace. (Getting emotional here) haha.
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ Dec 31, 2014

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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 3 Responses Feb 20

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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 8 Responses Mar 9, 2014

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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. 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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    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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    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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    I was adopted when I was about 2 years old.

    I was born in Bolivia, and my adoptive parents are from the United States. I don't look like them, but I also don't know anything about my culture, and country. I don't know who I am. My parents never really talked to me about my birth country. My parents raised me as if I was...
    MarissaRose26 MarissaRose26 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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    So this is a very strange

    and pretty cool story I guess no rude comments please Okay so my grandfather had to flee from Russia because of World War 2 he was a Jewish man but after starting a family with my grandmother he found it to much to handle so he gave up on his religion Then about a year ago I...
    CookieMonsta16 CookieMonsta16 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2014

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    jopava jopava 56-60, M Dec 27, 2014

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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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    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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    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 discovered at age 60 I was adopted

    as baby. Although I know have some information about my origins I still feel really dislocated. My Dad has recently died and I feel really disloyal in trying to find my birth family.....aagh am I alone?
    Annette54 Annette54 56-60 4 Responses Feb 8

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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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    Actually, I'm not. But God damn it do I want to

    be! I honestly wish I wasn't related to my family in any way. If I had a choice. I'd probably pick adoption instead.
    YouCantEscapeMyDemons YouCantEscapeMyDemons 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 18, 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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    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 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 24, 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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    I was adopted from birth.

    My adoptive mother was Japanese and my adoptive father was Caucasian. I don't look at all like my mother and growing up I did not look like my cousins and other extended family members. I went to predominantly Asian and African American Jr and Sr high schools where the white...
    RayneBeauHill RayneBeauHill 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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 was adopted to sweden

    and raised in a small village & even though being adopted probably was better than the alternative it still wasn't perfect by any chance. Being raised black in sweden at least where I grew up meant being indirectly or directly told that you don't belong. Because of your skin you...
    lokiirs lokiirs 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 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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    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 5 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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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 1 Response Mar 7

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    I met my parents once

    or twice when I was young? But I never really liked them as parents; they were just people. The people I think of as my parents, my adopted ones, THEY'RE the ones I love. They brought me up, after all.
    TheThirdOdd TheThirdOdd 13-15, F Jan 17

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    My birth mom was 19 when she had me sometimes I

    think about my birth mom I am so glad she chose life for me because if she did abort me I would not be on this earth so I encourage girls and women with a unplanned pregnancy to choose adoption not abortion
    Cowgirl1992 Cowgirl1992 22-25, F Jan 15

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    Today, December 4th, 2014 I asked my mother

    if the man she told me was my biological father, was actually my father. She replied back saying he wasn't. With tears in her eyes and in mine, my life perspective and how I saw her changed. I was lied to. My real father was told I was his daughter when I was 15. Today instead...
    evonyplus evonyplus 18-21, F Dec 3, 2014

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    My parents had this framed

    and in my room when i was a baby...we just found it going through some old stuff. i was chosen i was wanted i was cherished i grew in their hearts i was the missing piece i was loved i was adopted. slw
    submissivelittlewoman submissivelittlewoman 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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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 22 Responses Aug 30, 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 4 days ago

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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 5 Responses Jan 21

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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 6 Responses May 26, 2014

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    My birth mom and grandma are coming to visit me

    today!!!!!! So ******* excited!!!!
    AndyWarrior413 AndyWarrior413 13-15, F 2 Responses