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    it would be nice to find others who were adopted. I was 3 days old when I was brought home. When did you know and how were you told? How has it impacted your life? Do you have a longing just to know?

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    This is a topic that has been on my mind a whole lot more lately. I guess to start with some back ground. I was adopted when I was a year old. I was adopted into a family with 4 other adopted kids. My mom couldn't have kids and so her and my dad thought this was a good choice. I sort of remember being told I know I was like 6 or 7 cause my sister said she was maybe 3 when she 1st heard it. I know that from the day I found out it had impacted my life in a very negative way. I think I was just told way to young and I never knew what it meant that young. It seemed like how they told me the way I interperted it was way off base. I thought it was like my real parents couldn't or didn't want me, and so like people place out there trash each week to be picked up, that's what happened to me. I was put out and these people felt sorry for me and took me in. Why I thought of it that way I have no clue? Its impacted my life in so many negative ways that I don't even want to share it yet. Over the last 10 years though I have learned a lot about my adoption so that helped me to process it a whole lot different. Its a shame though that it almost destroyed my life before I could look at it in a different light. Anyway people who know me tell me I should write a book cause my life is just really worth reading about, as they put it. They say that most of what I have gone through most people would never believe it. I left home at 13, both by my choice and my moms. I lived on the streets for years and I always felt like I was searching for something, and in a way I think a lot of adopted kids feel that way. I lived in almost every state there is, I have lived with men who worked in banks, as well as a man who had robbed one (he had done that before he had met me). I went through years of alcohol & drug abuse and am proud to say on May 13th I will have 6 years clean. So yes I would say being adopted has impacted my life some, or I used it as a very good excuse to almost destroy my life.

    March 8, 2010
    4:26 PM
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    Being adopted at age one from Ireland into a family full of interesting characters and a new Mom and Dad. I don't remember my birth mom and had no way to reach her. In 1994 I was able to sends some letters to her, I just wanted to say thank you. I have not been Since no one knew about me. Thats OK. I have four children and two grandchildren and believe that everything happens for a reason.My Dad always said that Mom's and Dad's get pregnant and have kids, some can't have kids, like them, so they piked me. It always made me feel good.

    June 1, 2009
    12:34 PM
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    Hi to all my adopted brothers & sisters. My name is Judy and I want to share the short version of my story w/you. My mom couldn't have kids so they adopted 5 of us. All my life my dad would tell us what a special family we were because we were hand picked. When I was maybe 5 or 6 my dad sat us all down and told us we were adopted. I remember being devastated by the news, as well as not really understanding it? I took it as a very negative action, like my biological mom sort of put me out like they do with trash, and these people felt sorry for me and collected me and took me in. Why I looked at it as such a negative thing like a garbage collection to this day blows my mind. What I do know is before the age of 1, I was conceived, left in the hospital, went into a foster home,then I was adopted. I have learned that the 1st year of your life is the most important as far as being loved & nurtured, and the lack of that can have long term affects. My dad was a great father although he was a workaholic and left my mom home to care for the 5 of us. My mom on the other hand dealt with the stress by drinking wine every night for years. Homelife was very confusing and I had a lot of behavorial problems. At the age of 12 I tryed committing suicide, after that I ran away from home and got into drugs & alcohol. I had lots of anger issues with my mom and blamed her for me being adopted. At the age of 15 I was told either live here by our rules or get out, so I left. I have had numerous bad relationships and for the past 7+ years have stayed single. I am pleased to say that on the 13th of this month I have been clean & sober 5 years. I found out a lot of info about my biological mom and sisters and lets just say some of it I wish I hadn't of found out. I still have lots of problems with my family or lack of one, but its better than it was. I have been told that I have so many journeys I have taken in my life that I should write a book. To be honest I am unemployed and tired and frustrated looking for work that it sounds like a viable option. I really would need help in the spelling department which most of you have figured out by now. Wow, now how is this for a comment??Peace to all of you,I would love to hear some of your comments if you relate or you think I am plain nuts whatever the case may be?

    May 21, 2009
    5:03 PM
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