17 Adopted People Open Up About Wanting To Find Their Birth Parents

"After 21 years, I have finally found my birth mom."

People who were adopted are often curious about what their birth parents are like β€” and sometimes that leads to the desire to find them. It's natural to wonder where you came from and yearn to be reunited, even briefly, with biological parents. But sometimes, it's a lot more complicated than just setting up a lunch date. 

Several people who were adopted used the Whisper app, an online platform that allows users to share confessions anonymously, to reveal their desire to meet their birth parents β€” and some of the challenges they're facing in the process. 

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