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I Was Adopted

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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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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

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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 7 Responses Oct 24

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    I'm a 22 year old male

    and I think adoption is an identity to build a community around. Does anyone agree with me? Would anyone be interested in building such a community in Canada?
    mnjones92 mnjones92 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 11

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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 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

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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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 11 hrs ago

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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

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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 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

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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 3 Responses Nov 2

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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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    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

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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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    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

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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 9 Responses Jun 16, 2013

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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...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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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

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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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    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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    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...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 13

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    For the first year and a half of my life,

    I was stuck in an orphanage in Romania. I was supposedly given 6 minutes of attention each day, and was practically starved. When I was brought to America at age 2, I was like any other newborn baby. Growing up, I would always like to be hugged and clung onto people and our...
    HollyD23 HollyD23 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I was adopted at 3 days old

    and am now 34. I found my biological family last year. No one knew about me I was kept a secret. I feel like I don't fit in. Like I was not meant to be.
    bj345 bj345 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I've been in contact with my birth mom

    and dad and siblings for a few months now just the other day I went up to do a surprise party for one of my younger sisters it was so much fun and I loved it my littlest brother and sister (birth siblings there 11 and 9) kept hugging me and wanting my attention the whole time...
    horselover8090 horselover8090 18-21, F Aug 17

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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

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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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    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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    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...
    AhavaGamoran AhavaGamoran 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 16

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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 was put up for adoption

    when I was born. I'm from china and I want to know more about my birth family. I don't remember much since I was a baby. how can I do this
    catherine1028 catherine1028 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I was adopted. My mother is schizophrenic

    and when I found her she rejected me as fake cos my nose wasn't as big as my father's.
    sanarirachel sanarirachel 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    Being adopted we've all had those moments with

    folks when they find out we're adopted and trying to talk about it or explain it. I have a doozy I'd like to share with you all. A few years back I was working at a music store and mom was in town and stopped in to visit while I was working. I am a South Korean adoptee and my...
    Serenity14 Serenity14 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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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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    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 16-17, F 6 Responses Nov 28, 2013

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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

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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 70+, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    my adoptive mother is half japanese

    and im irish/italian and one day my roommate said to me "wait isnt it the other way around?" and when i asked what she meant she replied "dont white people usually adopt asians?" 😐
    kinkykittymeow kinkykittymeow 18-21, F Aug 17

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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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    I was put up for adoption

    before I was born. I've met my birth mom and my birth siblings and I can honestly say I'd have it no other way.
    QuietViolets QuietViolets 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29

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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

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    i met my birth mom and half brother

    for the first time when i was 16 and it was the happiest day of my life... they also came to my high school graduation and brought my birth grandmother... i love them sooooo much and i feel so lucky to have such a great relationship with my biological family
    kinkykittymeow kinkykittymeow 18-21, F Aug 17

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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

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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

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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

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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 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 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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