Stephanie – I cannot express adequately how the trauma of my childhood has carried over into my adult years

When I was just a toddler, my mom married my stepfather.  She had just dissolved her marriage with my biological father mere months earlier.  My stepfather brought 3 of his own children to the marriage.  He had been divorced from their mother.  My baby brother was a...

Victoria – The impact of total abandonment by my biological father, and in part by my mother, has left me with emotional pain that still plays out today

My purpose in writing this is to explain some of the pain I have experienced by not having my mother and father raise me.  I hope my story can be a cautionary tale for anyone considering sex outside of traditional marriage.  In no way do I advocate for abortion.  I am...

Samuel – I tried to tell her the divorce had really affected me, but she told me to get over it and that she needed the divorce for herself

I’ve been meaning to write about my childhood for years but I kept kicking the can down the road. No more. I shall divide the story of my childhood into two parts: the early years from 1998 to 2009 (parents’ divorce), and 2009 to 2015 (when I had an epiphany and began...
To be loved by the two who created you and not from the strangers who bought you, is natural and beautiful. But I was denied this primal family structure to support a business and an unfamiliar infertile couple

To be loved by the two who created you and not from the strangers who bought you, is natural and beautiful. But I was denied this primal family structure to support a business and an unfamiliar infertile couple

(Originally published at Anonymous Us) From the eyes of a donored baby: I’m told to be thankful for my donors because they gave me life, but this life is not merely a kidney transplant, this life is 50% of who I am genetically and biologically: my heredity, the...

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