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I Was Adopted

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,994 People

    Djtorc Djtorc 18-21, M 5 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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    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 3 Responses Nov 6, 2015

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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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    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

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    I think I'm adopted my parents don't get along

    but is there a way to find out without a blood test ? I do have birth certificate but don't tell me when my parents filed for birth certificate.Please help how do I find out ???
    kellner27 kellner27 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 2015

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    D0ge D0ge 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 17, 2015

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    I was adopted and I had a book of pictures of

    my birth mom and in the back of the book there were letters from my birth mom I would read them and sometimes cry while reading them😔
    Boysgonnalive Boysgonnalive 13-15 1 Response Aug 8, 2015

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2015

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    I was adopted when was I was 5.

    My birth mother was 15 when I was born, and ran away from my father when she was pregnant with my brother. When my brother was 6 months old my mother put us up for adoption. We lived with an attorney. (black market adoption lawyer) one day my brother was there with me the next...
    not4nothing not4nothing 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2015

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    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

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    i want to say thank you

    for letting me be adopted by a great husband and wife instead of aborting me when you were pregnant. I grew up in a very normal environment I have never contacted my original birth mother. I really have no desire to do so either. Since she did not care enough about me to...
    countrygirlathome countrygirlathome 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 11

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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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    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 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 3 Responses Jan 18

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    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 2 Responses Oct 24, 2015

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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 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 31, 2015

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    I was adopted at birth by the most amazing mom

    in the world! (even though she embarrasses me sometimes lol) I found my birth parents so I met them and they are terrible judgmental people.. I wish I had stayed away from my birth parents but I wanted to meet them... huge mistake I met them while I was pregnant with my twins...
    Pandalover7 Pandalover7 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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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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    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'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 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 6 Responses Jan 21, 2015

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    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

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    KaylaRoberts KaylaRoberts 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 2

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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 7 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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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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    im 100% sure im adopted

    but my parents still refuse to admit it -.-
    lovely2002 lovely2002 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 28, 2015

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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 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 1, 2015

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    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

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    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

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    I feel like there is smth wrong with me.

    .. :( why wld my biological parents not want me...
    Depressedgirlxxx Depressedgirlxxx 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    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 4 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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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 5 Responses Dec 19, 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 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 15 Responses Jan 21, 2015

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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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    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 11 Responses Jul 16, 2015

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    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 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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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    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...
    annabearrr annabearrr 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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