13 Adopted People Got Honest About What It's Really Like

"I used to flinch because I was never held until I got adopted. It used to be scary, but now I welcome hugs."

There are some common questions people usually have when they find out someone is adopted. Do they know their birth parents? What was it like to meet them? Why were they given up? When and how did they find out they were adopted? 

Often these questions may be a bit too sensitive to actually ask, and don't tell us much about what it really feels like to be adopted anyway.  So, to get some real insight into the lives of adopted people, we pulled together a few anonymous confessions from the Whisper app, an online platform where people can post their stories, and secrets. Using the app, people who were adopted spoke about their lives. Everyone has different experiences, but all are equally interesting to read about. 

You can read some of the below: 

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