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I Was Adopted

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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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    When I was about two years old,

    I had a problem with some part of my body (I can't remember). My parents had thought it would be best if I was put under care by people who could afford my treatment, they would think that I would be back sometime afterwards. But it didn't happen like that. I stayed with the...
    evreno evreno 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 13

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    I was adopted after spending some time in

    foster care as an infant. I learned about adoption as a preschooler. I thought everybody was adopted! I have a long story to tell about adoption. I am writing it and hope to finish it soon to share.
    dcmice dcmice 51-55, F Jul 6

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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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    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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    (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 was adopted when i was a baby my birth mom

    was only 16 when she had me she wanted to keep me but knew she couldn't give me the life she wanted for me so she gave me up for adoption. Her and my birth father have since gotten married and have 3 other kids 2 girls and 1 boy. My parents always told me i was adopted and kept...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 1 Response May 31

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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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    TimmyABDL TimmyABDL 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 25

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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, 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 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So recently I was contacted by a half sister I

    never knew about, she said that my birth mother had died and only told her about me on her deathbed, I have no feelings toward her as I never knew her, my half sister thinks we should meet but I am not so sure
    DirtyMaster DirtyMaster 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I was born in Moscow Russia on April 5 2004

    and My birth parents were to poor to take care of me I got sent to a baby house where they could take care of me. I had a good 1 year there when 2 people came to adopt a kid and and they chose a boy instead of a girl which I am thankful for now. I am 11 and signed in as a 18...
    peterlane peterlane 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 13

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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 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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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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    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 13-15, M 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I was adopted by my dad's brother (and his

    wife) She had two daughters with her first husband and they told her she couldn't have my uncles children after a bad miscarriage when they were trying to have a baby. When I was two months old my birthparents and I were in a car accident. My dad was thrown out of the car and...
    surioregon surioregon 26-30, F Jul 15

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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.
    Escapist101 Escapist101 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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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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    When my mom was 20, she was in a short

    relationship and got pregnant with me. My biological father decided to give me up for adoption. About 10 years ago, I talked to his mother, who was not very nice to me, and she did not tell him that I talked to her. I gave her my phone number, my moms phone number and my email...
    NoUserName1107 NoUserName1107 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 20

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    im 100% sure im adopted

    but my parents still refuse to admit it -.-
    lovely2002 lovely2002 13-15, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Hello Everyone, I am looking

    for some helpful advice. I was adopted when I was just born. My birthparents were very young. When I entered high school, I searched and I found them. They are married and have two more children together! So exciting, and we get together, however they are both not willing to...
    COCOAP COCOAP 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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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 47 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 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 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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    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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    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 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    Hello, As of March 20th,

    I was able to get information on my birth parents. My hope was that the birth parents would have filled out an updated medical and social questionnaire. Well, the information came back and all I received was the birth mothers name. No birth fathers name. That's it. I now have a...
    transplantedbuckeye transplantedbuckeye 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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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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    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 Apr 22

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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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    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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    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 4 Responses Nov 13, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I was put up for adoption right from birth.

    My mother didn't even get to hold me. I had a great childhood but always felt like I needed to at least contact my mom to let her know I was doing ok, I figured she must have thought about me from time to time. Have since met some of my family which is a story in itself!
    709LT 709LT 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 17

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