I Found Out I Was Adopted And It Broke My Heart

Published on Nov 2, 2018
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Hello everyone, this is Andrew. Sometimes, a family is not what it seems to be. We all have our secrets, and when they're revealed, it can change us completely - and not necessarily in a bad way. But let’s start from the beginning:
Andrew's life was never anything special - his mom and dad were simple people with regular jobs. They never had any big fights, but it wouldn't be true to say that he was close to them either. They didn’t talk much except about ordinary stuff like school, grades and what was for dinner.
By the time Andrew's 15th birthday approached, his parents wanted to have a party with all their family friends and their children. Andrew was very annoyed, because he wanted to have fun with his friends. But his parents insisted, so he HAD to accept. During the party, one of the guests, who was a friend of his parents, said: “It’s amazing how much you look like your parents despite your situation.” Andrew was confused, and he immediately asked: “What situation?” “Oh…” the guest said, “...you don’t know…"
The rest of the party proceeded normally, but for days afterwards Andrew couldn’t stop thinking about what he had meant. One of the things that sprang into his mind was that maybe he had been adopted. It could have been true, because he’d always noticed small differences between his parents and himself. So one day at dinner, Andrew asked the question straight out. His parents just stared at him with a worried look on their faces, not saying anything. And at this moment he realized that he'd found out the truth. And it made him ANGRY. It turned out that EVERYONE knew except him. And it hurt, a lot. Andrew kept asking himself: "Who I am? What do I do now?" It was a very confusing and scary time for him.
He almost started a rebellion. He spent a lot of time outside late at night, and his grades at school went down.
The thing he just couldn’t understand was why they refused to talk to him about it. Why did they try to act as though everything was normal? And what was even worse was that they got angry at him when he stayed out for too long, and tried to control him. They weren’t even his real parents, so what right they had to do that?
One evening, when he got back late, his father started shouting at Andrew for being spoiled and ungrateful despite everything they did for him. So he turned straight around and left the house.
He didn’t know where to go, so he just walked through the dark streets. He doesn’t know how long he walked for, but it felt like hours. Andrew couldn't stop thinking about how nobody really cared about him. His real parents had probably left him, and it seemed that he was nothing more than a nuisance to his adopted ones.
He couldn’t go back home, so he went to his favorite childhood place - a pond where he had loved to look at the ducks when he was little. Andrew sat there, cold and sad, and cried. He was completely lost.
Suddenly, he saw his parents' car drive up next to the pond. His mother got out of the car. She looked scared and worried. She came up to Andrew and hugged him.
“We were so worried! We didn’t know how to find you, so your father said that we should try looking for you at the pond”.
Andrew still couldn't stop crying, and he started asking his mother questions - why did his real parents leave him? Why had they never told him?
His mother sighed, then finally started answering his questions: “To be honest, darling, your real parents just didn’t want you. But we do want you. And we love you. Both me and your father. We decided not to tell you, so you would have a normal childhood. But I guess we were wrong. I’m sorry. You are the best thing that ever happened to us.”
The only thing Andrew couldn’t understand was why his father was still just sitting in the car and hadn't even come out to talk to him. He looked through the window...and noticed that he was crying as well. Andrew had never seen his father cry. In fact, he rarely saw him showing any emotion. And his tears revealed more than his words could ever say.
“Let’s go home,” his mom said. And he did.
Andrew realized that his parents weren't perfect - they didn’t always know how to express their emotions or how to do the right thing. But they did love him. And it didn’t matter if he was adopted or not. They're still his parents, and he loves them despite all their peculiarities. Being loved is one of the best feelings in the world. And he was loved. And for that moment, that was enough for him to be happy again.
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  • This Made Me Cry That's Why My Tipeing is Kinda Low

  • Parent: you're adopted Me: cool...see ya

  • This bitch could've been left on the street and not cared for if it wasnt for his adopted parents he would be dead right now

  • If I was adopted I would’ve been grateful I was adopted

  • I found out I was adopted :/

  • Im adopted

  • im adopted and im perfectly fine with it cause i have two moms and two dads actually one mom my other mom died

  • Wow the insult “your adopted kid” came a reality

  • As if anybody has a F- 😒

  • I actually cried

  • My mom die so same aim 7 yearz old a havent seeher for 7 yearz so aim odopted

  • IF ur adopted who cares They cared for u and loved you you Should accept that

  • Honestly, I wouldn't really care if i found out i was adopted.

  • Here’s how I see adopted kids sometimes. “Biological parents did not love, did drugs, and or died from causes. Child needs home with loving parents.”

  • I love how the ducks are gray lol

  • I’m the only brown haired girl In the house. What is my life...

  • Why watch the video whwn u can just read the description

  • My Friend is Adopted

  • What's on your head?

  • 🥺🥶🥳👩🏼‍🦱🧵🧶👖🥽🦕🍯⛸🏂⛷

  • Ya.. I’m adopted and I’m not joking, why did it his parent told him like when he was younger cause I do also know me and my big brothers are adopted..

  • At least they wanted to take care of you by adopting you unlike your actual parents

  • I’m adopted and I’m happy

  • I know how you feel and all you average people wont EVER!!!

  • *I hate it when people type stupid stuff then say “actually happened”*

  • 😊 👕 👖🐈 👢

  • 😀 👚 👢 🐩

  • I have the same story but I'm still a kid...I knew this when I was...in grade 3 or 2...

  • Thought that was Naruto music in the background at first lol

  • if your skin color was like that and your parents skin color was like that, how did you not notice you were a different skin color and could of found out u were adopted sooner?


  • I would just be happy that their were two people that loved me enough to take me in

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  • Awww T-T

  • I think we have the same story

  • mom and dad: you are adopted me: cool

  • Loserrrrrrr

  • I feel ya I'm from turkeys its why my arms are hairy

  • He had a jacket that looks like sans NANI?!

  • It's so touching and I cried

  • I passed through that tho it is so sad.

  • If been adpted

  • if you adopt a kid, tell them!! Secret secrets are no fun, secret secrets hurt someone.

  • I'm glad I'm not adopted

  • The guy that tell the story is someone else’s

  • I am adopted to but I new it my hole life

  • That family friends an idiot

  • I would be happy if I was actually adopted cause it means someone actually thought I was worthy enough to be their child.

  • I’m adopted

  • Why am I doing this? *ACTUALLY HAPPENED*

  • Well that sucks

  • I’m adopted and I really didn’t care lmao that’s my story

  • Im adopted too

  • Who is crying wen watching this vid bz I am :'(((( at last u had good life at the end :)))

  • Hey at least you WERE adopted.

  • You idiot! So what if your adopted But great video

  • My oc was adopted by Daisy and Donald Duck

  • *Ladies and gentleman We got him*

  • I don't have any parents and live with my uncle 👌👌

  • Don’t worries my dad was adopted

  • boi: i was ANGRY!!!!!111

  • I am adopted but I always knew it i was 4 years old when I got adopted

  • If i were adopted, i would have said: "Thank you for taking care of me this whole time!! I really am grateful for that, you guys are the best parents that i see in my life!!!"

  • I'm a failed abortion

  • I cried a lot watching this video.....I am so soft

  • Right if u look like that n ur parents look like that do u not think u might just about think adoptions a possibility?

  • I was crying about this story

  • Yes baby they do love you. and I’m overjoyed you were blessed with loving adoptive parents!🤗🥰😘

  • And I was *ANGRY!!!*

  • omfg there are MILLIONS of people that are adopted hell even A BILLION but this douchebag is the only one to complain... awwwwwww how saaaaaaaad :(

  • I found out um not loved

  • Aww this is so, so, cute🤧😢😍

  • almost all of the kids in ACTUALLY HAPPENED are aged 15 when their problems come.

  • I found out that none of my siblings Say thx to me when I give them Something ^^it makes It worst

  • Parents: you're adopted Me: no wonder I'm the normal one 🤷🏽‍💀

  • I mostly have a good childhood. Even tho my family is not rich but gladly not poor. I have a pretty calm childhood

  • I feel bad for him he's homeless

  • Mom is not who give live, is who give love and Care about you!

  • At least you were wanted

  • 2019??????

  • it's really sad that peoples parents don't love them

  • i would still be curious of who my biological parents are

  • I have a similar story to this, I want to share it

  • Nice enthusiasm

  • Am I the only one who is wondering what is on his head

  • **sob**. I have a sad story to share My parents told me about how I was perfect. Although one day in a party, my cousin said 'ya still don't know about your future???' I asked what and when I went home I asked about it. They came clean and I killed them on the spot. The end. Seriously my parents were divorced at a young age despite my questions about them living together and how it will be my dream, it just can't happen since my mom just hated my dad for his bad attitude. I don't live with any since neither one tried taking the kids. (I have a sibling and a half sibling from my dad's side)

  • Looking like ed edd n eddy

  • I wouldn't care if i was adopted..at least i knew my parents loved me and someone cared..

  • Someone I know found out they were adopted when they were 24.

    • +cornelia1722 he went the doctor who was a friend of his biological parents. The doctor asked if he knew anything about his biological parents. He was confused and that's when he realized he was adopted. He was not sad about it though.

    • Details please!! How did they react? How did they find out?

  • It doesn't matter if your adopted it matters that your perants love you!

  • I watched this video *ACTUALLY HAPPENED*

  • Mom : Smeelie! Me : Wot? Dad : You were adopted! Me : *Plays DDLC* Yay! Now my brain has :I'm Adopted: for nothing!

  • I stubbed my toe, and bled *ACTUALLY HAPPENED*

  • I feel bad

  • No u

  • i cried

  • this is like my cousin's story he is adopted to but he does'nt know he is adopted but him parents far away now....i dont wanna tell him bc he is gonna in trouble and i dont wanna lose him he is like my friend always inthere for me :D so thats it i liked the video!

  • Parents: niyalh we have to tal- Me:yeah yeah yeah I know I’m adopted Parents:how did you!- Me:cause cousin joe told me Mom (this time):oh I’m gonna beat his his little as-! Dad:KAREN!

  • Idk if this is offensive but i was wondering what was on his head the whole time can someone explain is it a religious thing?i hope im not being rude