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Chapter XIII : On The Way Home

...The desire to find my natural family and my roots was stronger than ever. Now it was time to act. I didn't know how to proceed. The laws on adoption had changed over the years and I was ... [more]

Stuck at 85, Unable To Get Records

I was adopted in 1924-25, born in Texas. I did not know I was adopted until I was about 13, and only told in a fit of anger. The subject was never discussed, as I was afraid. Some family mem... [more]

An Ongoing Search

When my adoptive father was dying of cancer at 89, I was convinced that he'd left information regarding my past in the safety deposit box he'd always kept at the bank. He'd given me explici... [more]

She Made the Right Choice

I lived in foster care until the adoption went through and I came to live with the family I have always called family! Apparently my birth father's family did not want me to be given up for... [more]

From Foundling to Treasured Son

After my parents got married, they decided to have children. My mom had a lot of problems with having a child. Her first child was a boy that was stillborn. The second time she got pregnant ... [more]

Hello, Nice To Meet You, Thank You and Goodbye

I was adopted as an infant and I am extremely blessed that this young woman decided to give me a chance to be raised in a safe, nurturing environment. I have always known that I am adopted ... [more]

Searching For a Miracle

Hi, I'm not sure how to start this; I guess this has touched me on an emotional level again. I am 44 years old now, so for me to be searching for my birth family I feel is late in my life. ... [more]

Giving Up on Searching

I was adopted in 1951 at the prime old age of 4 months old. My birth mother went through a religious charity, which is a whole other story in itself. My birth parents were not married and m... [more]

Informal Adoptions

I had heard that informal adoptions were common in Europe in the 1960s, yet illegal in the Unites States of America. To my knowledge, my mother started an informal adoption in France and co... [more]

Searching for My Past

My birth parents were not doing the right things. I was born with crack in my system. My mother went to jail for writing fake checks. After that my dad took me and went on the run. He was w... [more]

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