Siblings of Adoptees

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No More Brick Walls

In 1949, my mother gave birth to a baby boy born out of wedlock. He was given up for adoption as an infant. I was born in 1950. My grandmother fought to keep me and raised me. Somehow, I do... [more]

My Brother Had a Disability

Adopting a child with special needs can bring many trials, but can also bring many joyful experiences. Before my family adopted my brother Tyler, at fifteen months old, we were completely cl... [more]

Haunted by Memories of What Should Be

It has been fourteen years, and I am still haunted by the fact that maybe, just maybe, I could have kept us all together. Our Mother held me to such great responsibility that even at the age... [more]

Torn Apart

We had a hard life growing up. I was young and forced to make adult decisions concerning my whole family. At the age of 8 I was cooking, cleaning, and caring for a newborn and a 2 year old. ... [more]

We Love You, Sis; a Reunion Story

This is a story of how siblings will find each other at all cost. It starts with a mother, a father, one daughter from a previous marriage and three children from the reunion (at the start,... [more]

New Found Family

I wanted to write to share with others my family's reunion story. When my mom had to tell her parents she was pregnant at the age of 14, I think it was the most difficult thing she ever had... [more]

Life is Strange

I may have more brothers. My father spent the first dozen or so years of his life being raised by someone besides his mother. I had heard this story for years, but no one shared any names o... [more]

Lost My Brother

When I was 7-10 years old, my step father required my mother to give up a child she conceived by my biological father. This happened in Washington, Soap Lake. The adoption took place at bir... [more]

Lost and Found

Author's note: I am currently writing a book about adoption reunion stories. If you or someone you know would like to share an adoption reunion or search story with me, please write to lost... [more]

Rejected

A few years ago, my mother told me that I had a sister she had given up for adoption at birth. Mom tortured herself for years, wondering if she had made the right decision and if her daught... [more]

In My Heart from the Start

The phone call came around 2:00 in the afternoon. There was nothing special about the day--it wasn't sunny and beautiful, spectacular like none other. Neither was it rainy and dreary, a port... [more]


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