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I Was Adopted

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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 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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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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    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'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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    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'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 birth mom and grandma are coming to visit me

    today!!!!!! So ******* excited!!!!
    AndyWarrior413 AndyWarrior413 13-15, F 2 Responses May 31, 2014

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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 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 real parents died in a fire

    and my dad created the fire. I was 4 years old and living in japan. When I was walking downstairs to get a glass of water I saw my dad slapping my mom across the face and yelled that I'm not his child .I was surprised by what did my dad said then my mom told him she never knew...
    ImVeryHot ImVeryHot 18-21, F 8 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    Destiny

    Hello, my name is Jamey. I am adopted. It all started when my birth mother fell pregnant with her would be 4th child. She already had 2 boys and 1 little girl, there was no way she could have taken care of another. Her name was Maria Ixcoy. I have never met her, but from what I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 4, 2011

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    jopava jopava 56-60, M Dec 27, 2014

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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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    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've been in contact with my birth family

    for about 9 months now and I love them there so great it was scary for me at first but now I love them so much I was really worried about my younger siblings because they only knew about me for a week before we meat but they love me and I love them everything's worked out great...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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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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    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 24 Responses Aug 30, 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...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    I was adopted when I was 12 months old

    so I don't remember m biological parents. But I still think about them all the time. If I ever met my mother is ask her so many questions. I often wonder if I've ever seen her in public and didn't know it. I have so many questions...
    thefallenones thefallenones 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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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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    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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    I was a late in life adoption

    and very lucky that it went so well. My parents died in a car wreck when I was three so I really don't remember anything about them other than they were both from Japan and moved to America after getting married. I was adopted by my aunt and her husband so luckily I still had...
    mountaingirl4life mountaingirl4life 70+, F 1 Response Nov 1, 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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    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 1 Response Jan 11

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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 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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    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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    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 was adopted at 4 by my aunt

    and uncle. Both of my birth parents were to mentally ill to care for me. My aunts daughter had children, and I've always felt like she has loved them more than me. They are her grandchildren so I feel like of course my aunt will love them more because they are actually her...
    mcobb0908 mcobb0908 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2014

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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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    Has anyone experienced GSA?

    I haven't and highly doubt I will. I'm just a bit worried. My bio parent has always wanted me back and I'm planning to visit him and his younger daughters next year. Should I be worried about GSA?
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 25, 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 12 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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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 7 Responses May 26, 2014

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    When I found my biological dad at 15 between

    then and when I was 33 (18 years) he did not tell my brothers or my family, no one knew I existed. When I went to Nan's (biological mums side) 80th last year. Again no one knew me. It was like I was not apart of the family. Like I did not belong.
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 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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    I was 7 when i was adopted,

    from Apatity, Russia... I was separated from my 2 brothers and my sister when I was 5. Its coming up to 10 years on October 31st. I was very lucky... and I wish I could say the same for the rest of my family
    KristinaSpiker KristinaSpiker 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 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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    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

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    My mom adopted my sister

    and I when we was born it was for the Better my mom is the cousin of my birth mom who been in prison for 15 years now our dad no one really knows who he is anyway I thank god she adopted us there is no telling where we would be without her she is our mom
    Twincrue Twincrue 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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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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    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 8 Responses Sep 4, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses Jan 21

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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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    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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    I'm adopted from Guatemala.

    I'm so lucky to have the mom that I have! She has always supported me in everything I do! I don't know much about my adoption, but if I could find my biological mother, I would thank her for giving me a better life! Although my family medical will always be a mystery, I think...
    Mheis52 Mheis52 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 7

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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.
    Matthews14 Matthews14 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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