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Adoption stories range from very brief expressions of emotion to full accounts of our experiences and longer detailed journals of events connected to adoption in our lives.

Here you will find stories by, about, and for adopted persons, birth/first parents and their families, those on the road to adopting, and adoptive parents and their families. No two stories are alike. Whatever your story, it is worth sharing. You never know how you can be adding to someone’s life by simply showing them they aren’t the only ones... whether they're adopting, placing, searching, reuniting, or just coming to terms with their own situation. In the world of adoption, everyone has a story, and we can all benefit from others' experiences.

We encourage you to share your story

Explore Adoption Stories

By Adopted Persons
A Joyful Reunion, Thanks to My Search Angel, General, Healing and Recovery, Homeland Visits, Late Discovery, Pain, Search, Search & Reunion

By Adoptive Parents
General, International Adoption, Open Adoption, About Birth Parents, Failed Adoption

By Birth Parents
General, Healing and Recovery, Hope, Open Adoption, Placing a Child, Search, Search & Reunion, Sorrow, Telling Birth Father

By Others
Birth Family, Fosterees, Friends of Adoptees, Siblings of Adoptees, Spouses of Adoptees

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Laura - 1 year ago
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I was forced to give up my baby girl, she was born on 11\04\84 at DePaul hospital in Norfolk, Va. I have been living with guilt and anger for many years, not knowing if she was raised in a loving home. We have found eachother and now I can be at peace,we e-mail and sometimes talk. I had my first Mothers Day, Birthday... I thank this site for all you have offered and I wish all who are still searching don't give up,it took me 28 years. Love and Peace. #1
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