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Old 02-05-2005, 05:12 AM   #16
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:00 AM   #17
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Sorry for messing up the thread but the paradox was too much to handle there. Remember, that 'choosing' the 'woman' is doing is killing a child, a child who could have grown up to be one of us. Every woman or girl who gives up their child for adoption is a beautiful person who put the child's life above whatever personal issues she had. Bless her forever, wherever she is.

I do believe all adoptees need to at least find out their medical history, even if the parents do not want to be contacted personally. Everyone needs to know that for their own good. I hope you find something. And I will stay away from this thread.
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Old 02-05-2005, 06:17 AM   #18
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And this has something to do with the thread why?

I am adopted and I support a woman's right to choose.

There now you have two of us who you can label as selfish.
make that three, and add to that the fact that i am a woman myself.
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Old 02-05-2005, 07:30 AM   #19
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Adoptees do not make different people.

family is who raises you.

it does not make us choose different political stances.

family is family.

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Adoptees do not make different people.

Well in a way they do. I can only speak from my own experience but being adopted has made some very "different" experiences in my life.

In grade school when you are asked to make a family shield and explain where you come from, taking my parents name and making a shield felt like a lie, so I got in trouble for turning in a blank poster board.

Leaving your medical history forms blank is always a little rough.

And I can't even begin to count how many times people look at my family and ask me "what happen to you?"
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And I will stay away from this thread.
Good.

BVS, how old were you when you found out you were adopted?
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I've pretty much always known. I always remember knowing I was adopted but never really knew what it meant until I was like 5 or 6.

In fact I remember like it was yesterday when my mother sat me down read me a book and really explained what it meant to be adopted. That conversation has shaped my life tremendously.
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Sorry for messing up the thread but the paradox was too much to handle there. Remember, that 'choosing' the 'woman' is doing...
Wow do you try and turn every thread into something about abortion? Good greif lady.

Anyways I had a cousin who was adopted, an amazing woman but lived most of her short life in depression and stated many times that a lot of her depression she felt came from not knowing who she was or not knowing where she came from. I couldn't ever relate, but everyone loved her. She was in the process of looking for her parents before she died. I think it's a very brave thing. I wish you the best of luck.
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I've pretty much always known. I always remember knowing I was adopted but never really knew what it meant until I was like 5 or 6.

In fact I remember like it was yesterday when my mother sat me down read me a book and really explained what it meant to be adopted. That conversation has shaped my life tremendously.


My friend who I mentioned had a successful reunion with her birth parents spent most of her years growing up in orphanages and crappy foster homes. She's such a beautiful person I can't imagine her being anything but a beautiful child yet year after year passed in the orphanage and she didn't get adopted. Then on to the abusve foster homes. Finally when she was about 17 she got her own apartment and lived alone. Finding her birth parents was such a healing for her. They explained to her that they were just too young and fucked up to raise a kid and they were heartbroken to discover how difficult her life had been. Naturally they thought they were doing the best thing for her and envisioned her in a happy, healthy home with people who loved her. My friend holds no animosity towards them at all and, as I said, has developed wonderful relationships with them.
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I've pretty much always known. I always remember knowing I was adopted but never really knew what it meant until I was like 5 or 6.

In fact I remember like it was yesterday when my mother sat me down read me a book and really explained what it meant to be adopted. That conversation has shaped my life tremendously.
I hope in a positive way.
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I hope in a positive way.
Absolutely.
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My best friends growing up were all adopted. (My parents were missionaries and their partner family were unable to conceive and adopted 3 Indonesian children.) I wish you the best of luck in your decision.
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I've pretty much always known. I always remember knowing I was adopted but never really knew what it meant until I was like 5 or 6.

In fact I remember like it was yesterday when my mother sat me down read me a book and really explained what it meant to be adopted. That conversation has shaped my life tremendously.




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