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I Was Adopted

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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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'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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    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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    When i was 4 i had a rough life,

    i was abused (mostly emotionally) so when i turned 7 years old i ran away from home one winter, dressed in only a no sleeve shirt and a diaper (incontinence and ABDL lifestyle) i was freezing after about 10 minuets, i huddled against a snow bank, about 30 seconds later a young...
    BabyAngel9618 BabyAngel9618 18-21, F May 6

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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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    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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    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 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

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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 3 Responses Mar 30

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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.
    Kayla2oo1 Kayla2oo1 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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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 2 Responses Mar 3

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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 3 Responses May 10

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Apr 22

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    I was adopted as a kid

    and there is so much that I would like to know.
    Pradaxx Pradaxx 18-21, F Feb 3

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    I was taken away from my birthparents

    when I was born, my birth parents both have Schizophrenia. My Birthmother abused Cocaine, Methamphetamine, and Alcohol during pregnancy, that is probably one of the main reasons for the state taking me and my siblings away from my birth parents. I remember them very faintly...
    cole20 cole20 18-21, M May 18

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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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    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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    In August 1960, three months

    after I was born, I was adopted by a very rich oil family living in Dallas, Texas. My father was an oil rig superintendent. He always made enough money to support his huge family. My step mother was a stay at home mom. With me, the family make up was 7 brothers and 6 sisters...
    oldernudistfemale oldernudistfemale 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 11

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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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      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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    TimmyABDL TimmyABDL 22-25, M Apr 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    My birth mom and grandma are coming to visit me

    today!!!!!! So ******* excited!!!!
    AndyWarrior413 AndyWarrior413 16-17, F 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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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 4 Responses Apr 30

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