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Here you can read from others adopted around the world who have shared their journey with us! If you want to share yours, please click here!

  • “Did you know that thousands of adoptees were registered in Lebanon since 1960 and only 2% were recorded?” A couple weeks back, there was a message in my inbox from a man named Gideon. He let me know that he was

  • Hello! My name is Andrew Greenblat and this is my adoption story! I was born on March 4th 1996 in Maternity Home, 4, in Kaliningrad, Russia. My birth mothers name was Yuliya. My birth fathers name was Igor. My birth mother

  • I found out my heritage at age 40. Before I took that DNA test, I dragged my husband and children to Scandinavian festivals every year faithfully, desperate to find a connection to myself that I could pass to my own babies. I

  • By Julia Sasha I would like to tell you the story of my adoption from Russia by an American family.  My American Adopted name is Julia Sasha. My Russian name is Aleksandra Aleksandrovna Tanina (Александра Александровна Танина).  I am just a

  • Hello! I love sharing my story. I will always keep sharing my story. My story is very long, but I'll try to keep it short. My story starts out in a small village in Southern Perm, Russia. My birthmother was

  • This story begins in 1990, in Leningrad, Russia. In 1995 I was adopted into the USA. As a child my dreams were filled with dreams of returning to Russia. I wanted to help the orphans; well because I was taught

  • As a UK adoptee, I grew up in a loving family ever since I arrived at my family at 3.5 years old and was adopted later on at eight years old. I first left my birth parents care when I was

  • You are probably wondering why I called my story twice adopted; well here is the journey and the facts as to why the title sums up my life. I was adopted at two weeks of age and the second adoption

  • Hi, my name is Leela. I was adopted from Volsk, in the Saratov region of Russia, when I was about two years old. I was two months premature when I was born, and when I was strong enough to thrive,

  • My twin sister and I were adopted when were were almost a year old to New Hampshire, USA. We had eight other siblings, some put up for adoption and some kept by our birth mother. The only thing we really

  • My names Vesna Pilachevska. I'm 28yrs old I live in Sydney Australia. I was adopted from Veles, North Macedonia when I was only 2 days old. My adoption story is quite long and very different to everyone that has shared

  • I bought this necklace as a gift to myself, as a reminder, and as a message with a meaning behind it that I'd like to share more of. Ever since I was adopted from Ukraine at four years old, people

  • My name is Daria Rottenberk, I am a Russian-American adoptee. I was born in St Petersburg, Russia in 1991. I had lived with my birth father until about the age 4, he was an alcoholic and wasn’t around often. I

  • Adopting one child by itself is already a big commitment and people often have described adoption like a rollercoaster, that only a few so-called crazy people dare to embark on. However, when one decides to embark on adoption multiple children to consider three core

  • I first met my birth father Mikhail at the end of 2013. 2013 was also the same year he knew of my existence. I reached out to him through Social media, right after my birth mother told me his name.

  • Yesterday it has been 23 years since I was adopted from Romania and I'm grateful to my family in particular, friends and everyone who has supported me along the way. Here is where in my TEDx talk I share the difference


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