(Closed) Are you adopted? Know anyone adopted?

posted 7 years ago in Parenting
Post # 92
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4655 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Magdalena:  Three close friends of mine are adopted, all are mostly happy and well adjusted. They have issues with their family like anyone, but those are totally unrelated to adoption.

Post # 93
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2015

I was adopted when I was 18 months old, and have had a wonderful upbringing. My parents had tried for about 8 years to have genetic kids, but due to complications they were not able to. They saw a special on 20/20 about Romania and knew they wanted to adopt from there. They were originally going to adopt my brother and another girl.

 

When they came to visit my brother, they were told he was no longer avaible. But, she and I hit it off great. I was not originally up for adoption, but my birth-mother wanted my mom to have me. How an 20 year old can make such a self-less and responsible decision is beyond me. But I am eternially greatful.

 

My parents will always be my real parents. They were there for every cold, preformance, graduation and much more. They gave me everything I could have dreamed of, and spoiled me rotten. They will always be my parents

 

I found out my birth-mother passed away in the early 2000s, and with her went any information about my birth-father. Obviously this makes me sad, and has not hit me 100% yet, but I discoved all the romanian family I have over there who love me even though they have not seen me in 23 years.

 

I am eternally lucky. I have 2 families who love me, and I think adoption is an amazing thing. I am getting my duel citizanship of Romania just so I can adopt as well.

 

 I feel horrible that some people have horrible experiences with adoption, but from my understanding, most issues with adopted kids and their parents occur mostly with people old enough to remember their birth-family.

Post # 95
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Magdalena:  I have several friends who grew up in wonderful adoptive homes and are very close to their families! My aunt and uncle had twins when they were 15 years old and adopted them at birth because they would not be able to provide a good home for them at such a young age. They just reunited this year (the twins are now 35 years old) and they thanked my aunt and uncle for the sacrifice they made–they told them that they have had the most wonderful adoptive lives. They were both able to earn graduate degrees, get married, and have children. I think adoptees often have more opportunities in their adoptive homes than their birth parents were able to provide.

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