Adopted kids open up about desires to find their birth parents

Whether or not you feel a strong connection with the family who raised you, there is often an undeniable desire to find out where you came from -- this could mean traveling back to your ancestral origins, studying your own familial history, or, if you're adopted, seeking out your biological parents. And while this might be a truly rewarding and eye-opening experience, it could come with lots of stress and emotion.

Several adopted people took to Whisper, the popular app that provides an anonymous platform for people to share their most honest thoughts, to open up about finding their birth parents.

Knowing that your birth parents gave you up once might instill fear that they won't be interested in meeting you now:
I am adopted and searching for my birth parents. I am terrified they won

It might be difficult to ensure your parents that just because you want to meet the people who birthed you doesn't mean your dissatisfied with your upbringing:

Embarking upon a fruitless search for your parents might be hard on your spirit:
I was adopted and have been on and off searching for my birth mom but I wanna give up . I

There's not always a way to seek out the people who gave birth to you:
Frustrated doesn

Knowing your biological parents and loving them aren't mutually exclusive:

Physical boundaries might feel too extreme to reconnect with your birth parents:

Sometimes you need to do what's right for you instead of what your parents want you to do:
My adoptive parents don

Knowing that you have another family out there can inspire some serious wanderlust:
I want to find my birth parents... not because I don

Relocating your birth parents might be just as rewarding for them as it is for you:
The search is over ... After 21 years... I have finally found my birth mom. I want to give her a second chance at something she never got to have ... A family.

Interestingly, it is possible to feel hurt by people who you don't know:
I got a letter saying my birth parents didn

For more confessions from adopted people seeking out their biological parents, check out Whisper!

Perhaps this expert can provide further insight into the issue of adopted children seeking out their birth parents:
Concerns About Birth Parents

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