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I Was Adopted into a Military Family

It was 1973 and William and Patrice Brown were stationed at Clark AFB, in the Phillipines. Patrice was a Red Cross volunteer who helped the Vietnam mothers deliver their malnutritioned babi... [more]

Do I Get My Strength From Him?

I was adopted at age two. It was a closed adoption, but had some medical history. I have reunited with my birth mom. But she has no information on my dad. I really want to find him because ... [more]

Your Day - A Poem

It was going to rhyme. But that took from it. Forced words I didn't want to say. So now it doesn't. She wrote too, you know. Probably not for you. You were just a one ... [more]

Taking Care of My Elderly Birthmom

I think my story must be quite unique, but would like to know if there is anyone out there who has the same problems. My birth mother gave me up for adoption in 1945 at the age of three mont... [more]

My Mother and My Mom

"Do you know what it means to be adopted?" the judge asked. "Yes, it means you are special", I answered. And I was special. I was chosen. I was ten years old. For my lit... [more]

The Arms That Held Me

It amazes me how long and complicated my journey has been, the hows and whys are all now answered, but knowledge seems to be the only real difference in me. As I reflect back I remember my ... [more]

The Blessings of a Scar

A scar is the signature of a painful event in the life of the body. A reminder that informs us that we are not always in control of our lives. I have many scars. My hands have tiny scars, c... [more]

Being Grateful To Two Moms

While I was growing up, every time one of my classmates in school had a birthday, the teacher would invite the student to tell the class about the way they were born. I would get insanely j... [more]

On Being Adopted

I was 6 days old when I was adopted in 1948, and from the very beginning, my parents told me that I was adopted. The way they did this was by reading a book called "The Chosen Baby&quo... [more]

An Everyday Adoption Story

I just read the letter from Lane about all the horror stories of children who were adopted, so I thought I would tell my story. It's not a horror story, or a "wine & roses" st... [more]

What Adopted Kids and Adults Think About Being "Special"

"You're so lucky to be adopted!" "Just be thankful that you were chosen!" "We chose you because you are special!" Such are the comments that adopted childr... [more]

ALL Mother's Day

All my life I knew I had 2 mother's. I always knew. From the time I was tiny. I knew I grew in one mama, and was cared for by one mama, yet loved deeply by both. I always knew that I was lu... [more]

Gladney Babies

Hello, I am adopted and am so thankful that I was adopted by my parents. I can't think of any place I'd rather be than with my family. My parents are the best. I lost my father sixteen year... [more]

Thank You, Mrs. MacIntyre

I am an adopted child. It seems to me that I have always known this, even from birth, but I've been told more accurately that my parents simply told me before I was even old enough to under... [more]

An Adoptee/Birth Mother's Story

I was adopted in September of 1984. I was born to teenagers. My birthmother came from a dysfunctional family that didn't support her pregnancy. She ran away from home and got help through an... [more]


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