What if you discovered that you are just an adopted child?
18 Sep 08
uhmm....well i will just look for the good side, at leasts someone adopted me,and i didn't not belong to people who are homeless,no food to eat,no clothes to wear..etc.,its nice to count for you're blessings, than to be mad or blame others. But it will be a plus factor if i will be given the chance to meet my biological parents,and hopefully i could understand there reason why they abandoned me...but thank god.....i was not an adopted child:);
19 Sep 08
I would proceed with my normal life. It depends on what type of relationship that I have with my adoptive family. A friend of mine discovered that he was adopted at 18 years old. He got home drunk and his adoptive parents did everything in their utmost to get him straight. They told him in the morning that he was an adoptive child, that they cared for him when he was a small baby as if he was their own. They showed him that they were preoccupied with his behaviour. In return he did his utmost to stay sober when he returned back at home from the pub.
17 Sep 08
If I discovered that I am an adopted child I will surely be mad at first but then I would really thank my adopted parents and I would ask them if it is ok to look for my biological one, but of course I will really consider how it would make them feel. I knew some parents who have adopted kids were afraid that their kids might leave them, so I guess I would assure them that I won't
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17 Sep 08
OH my...if I just found out NOW at my age (I'll be 38 tomorrow) I'd BE TICKED OFF!! Furious actually...HOWEVER as it turns out, I AM in fact adopted but I've known my whole life (being the only black person in the entire family it was pretty obvious LOL) and yes I've done searches (my father passed away before I could meet him sadly) adn I'm currently on the Adoption Disclosure registry in Ontario...
17 Sep 08
I think I would wish to search for them, yes. Not necessarily to re-establish them as my parents but to see where I came from and to understand why these circumstances may have happened in the first place. From another angle it can also be important from a medical history perspective as well.