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‘I wanted to find my biological parents. My mom told me ‘no’. It was a closed adoption. Soon after, a mail order DNA test caught my eye.’ Woman ‘stuck between 2 worlds’ embarks on search for family names

“On top of being adopted and feeling different, I WAS different. With my dark hair, green eyes, and short stature, I stood out. I remember looking at pictures, my family laughing about how all their noses matched. I couldn’t participate in the conversation. I felt like an outsider. My husband and I decided it was time. I sent it off.”

‘I got knocked up by the first guy I ever met from Tinder.’: Woman courageously places son for adoption after unexpected pregnancy

“‘I want to build us a van to live in. We can show our kid the world.’ I wish I remembered exactly what he said—I was rage-deaf by that point—but it was something like that. That was the moment I knew we weren’t going to raise this baby. I opened my eyes to look down, seeing my son half-entered the world, half-still part of me. My head fell back, I bore down, and he was born. He was quiet, the room was silent. I could feel their worry, but I wasn’t worried. I knew he was fine.”

‘Could it be her, after all this time?’ I was 19 when I found out I was pregnant. He raised his hands in disbelief.’: Birth mom’s unexpected reunion with daughter 17 years later

“‘Mom, that girl standing in the hallway looks just like your little butterfly.’ My daughter was in the middle of a dress rehearsal at the mall. As I turned to see this mysterious look-alike, I paused. She was there, and I was there. I stopped. ‘Your birth mother is in that room. Would you like to meet her?’”

‘I was 15, confessing I was pregnant in my parents’ bedroom. ‘You’d really put this family through a crying baby? You’re having an abortion!’: Teen mom gives up baby, beautiful ‘friendship’ with adoptive mom turns to ‘open adoption’

“I was examined and told I was too far along for an abortion. My dad was even more upset, and declared I was giving this baby up for adoption. My mom was embarrassed of me. When the time came, I handed her off to her new parents, watched them buckle her in, and drive away. We went to my mom’s car and went home. I mourned the loss of her. I watched my emails come in and hoped every one was from her adoptive mom.”

‘We sat at our kitchen table making a list titled, ‘How to spend $25,000!’: Couple adopts baby girl thanks to game show contestant earnings

“On a whim, he filled out the application to be a contestant on the show. Several rounds of interviews later, and he was flying out to Los Angeles to have a final interview and find out if he would get to play for $25,000. Well, he did! And he won! Aaron’s phone rang 3 weeks later. ‘Holly, I got THE call. They have a match for us. When can you come home? They want to talk to both of us.’”

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