Adopted at Birth

A group for adoptees to share experience, thoughts, and impacts of being adopted.

Have you searched? Found a birth parent?

Are you interested in searching? Angry? Grateful?

The adoptees that I know are vastly different in their experience and I find it fascinating to learn about others who share this state of being.

Adoptive parents warmly encouraged to join the conversation.


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A beautiful adoption story [cnn.com]
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MizJ 7 FL Dec 6, 2019 Dec 6, 2019 00 comments
Can we talk about how much I like Elijah Cummings?! No? OK. I received my 23 & Me results. First thing I noticed was that it does not contain any of my biological father’s relatives of his same name. The results that my daughter got from ...
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AmiSue 8 CT July 24, 2019 Jul 24, 2019 11 comment
Glad to have found thid group. I promised my mom i wouldnt look for my biological parents so i havent. I was born in cleveland, ohio, august 24,.1962 at cuyahoga county hospital. My name ead patricia ann wilson and i was adopted when i was two months...
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confidentrealm 7 TX July 20, 2019 Jul 20, 2019 44 comments
My kids got me 23andme for my birthday. Looking forward to the results. My daughter did Ancestry and may have found some relatives on my birth father's side. I've only had contact with his mother, she's long dead now. It would be interesting to ...
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AmiSue 8 CT July 11, 2019 Jul 11, 2019 22 comments
I had a rough time in adolescence. Details unnecessary. Never have I attributed that struggle to my being adopted. My sister, also adopted, has always claimed damage due to her, perceived, status as “rejected at birth”. I’m saying that I am not...
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AmiSue 8 CT June 21, 2019 Jun 21, 2019 11 comment
Welcome to @rickone! We look forward to your contribution :)
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AmiSue 8 CT June 17, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 00 comments
Hello, This is my first post here. I was adopted from PEI Canada upon my birth through the Catholic Church in Newark NJ at the behest of my adoptive Grandfather who was tied financially to the cardinal at the time. I was conceived by a Mother who ...
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joe1334us 7 WY June 16, 2019 Jun 16, 2019 11 comment
I'm adopted and pro choice. [msn.com]
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AmiSue 8 CT June 15, 2019 Jun 15, 2019 11 comment
Nature vs. nurture Something to consider before you respond. Have you felt misunderstood by your adoptive family in a way that you would attribute to the disconnect of nature? I’m referring to the traits that you do not share with your ...
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AmiSue 8 CT June 9, 2019 Jun 9, 2019 33 comments
Hi folks! What's happening on the adoptee front? I've recently committed myself to keeping better, more frequent communication with my birth mother. It's good for her and good for me. My adoptive parents have both passed away, my 2 siblings are ...
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AmiSue 8 CT June 6, 2019 Jun 6, 2019 11 comment
Welcome to@Peacepleeze4us. Looking forward to your thoughts.
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AmiSue 8 CT May 19, 2019 May 19, 2019 00 comments
Local writer. Article states that adoptees are four times more likely to commit suicide than the general population. Interesting read. [ctinsider.com]
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AmiSue 8 CT May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019 22 comments
Mother's Day. My (adoptive) Mother has been gone for 11 long years. Although I have been a mother for 24 years I haven't felt the day as a celebration without her. It's rough. My birth Mother is in the hospital today. Her husband called me on ...
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AmiSue 8 CT May 12, 2019 May 12, 2019 33 comments
Yikes! How did I not notice that this group was taken from me? Showing @LB67 as the originator. Hmmm..... I'll take down my pic and drop my pinned posts and perhaps enjoy the group as a member? Aaaaand....I can't figure out how to remove my pic. ...
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AmiSue 8 CT Apr 29, 2019 Apr 29, 2019 44 comments
My state of Connecticut is close to passing a bill giving access to original birth certificates. Only to adoptees born after 1983. I hope that the bill is passed. Yes, it could pose some problems for the birth mothers - whose rights are greater in ...
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AmiSue 8 CT Apr 27, 2019 Apr 27, 2019 22 comments
I just opened a message on ancestry.com from a woman who has discovered that we are closely related. She wants to know how I fit into the family, so she can link me on her tree. I know she is my aunt, but my parent has not let her in on the secret of...
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LB67 7 CA Apr 8, 2019 Apr 8, 2019 22 comments
I thought I would share the occasional article on adoption. Here is one on some common traits of adoptees. I identify with some, more than others. There are both negative and positive aspects listed. [noapologiesforbeingme.blogspot.com]
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LB67 7 CA Mar 21, 2019 Mar 21, 2019 00 comments
After decades of absence: of genetic and genealogical mystery...this was my reaction to finding a photo of my biological relatives in a provincial archive. Humor, mixed with a continued feeling of being an outsider and alien. On the plus side, my ...
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LB67 7 CA Mar 2, 2019 Mar 2, 2019 11 comment
Hello everyone. I'm Ryan and I was adopted when I was 17 days old. As long as I can remember I've always known that I was adopted and never had any problem with it. I'm now 40 years old, and having some health problems you would associate with a ...
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JustRyanAgain 6 VA Feb 13, 2019 Feb 13, 2019 22 comments
My story starts the year after I was born - I was in foster care for the first year of my life but I don’t remember anything of this. My adoptive family was middle class - working dad and part time working mom - they adopted my brother when he ...
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fmcamyg 5 MA Feb 6, 2019 Feb 6, 2019 44 comments
If you have searched, why did you do it? What in your life prompted the search at that time?
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AmiSue 8 CT Feb 5, 2019 Feb 5, 2019 11 comment
Good morning! Just a head's up - the group block you can see here is on a new scammer/spammer that appeared on the site this morning. Welcome to our new members! Looking forward to hearing your stories :)
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AmiSue 8 CT Jan 28, 2019 Jan 28, 2019 00 comments
I found this article interesting on many levels. Addresses the current anti-abortion push which attempts to include adoption as a choice for unwanted pregnancy. Also makes the point that we adoptees have our own stories. [jezebel.com]
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AmiSue 8 CT Jan 27, 2019 Jan 27, 2019 11 comment
Hi. I'm new to the group, having just discovered it on the site. I've been a member of the site for a while, but don't visit or post that frequently. I'm trying to change that by being a little more active these days. I was adopted when I was 3...
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Ruby_Slipper 6 CA Dec 29, 2018 Dec 29, 2018 33 comments


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