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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  • Jido vienz antiola
    Jido vienz antiola 3 hours ago

    I think we have the same story

  • Frylie
    Frylie 6 hours ago

    mom and dad: you are adopted
    me: cool

  • Matthew J
    Matthew J 9 hours ago


  • panz x
    panz x 10 hours ago

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

  • Gacha Party Gal
    Gacha Party Gal 11 hours ago

    He had a jacket that looks like sans NANI?!

  • Arist Yang
    Arist Yang 12 hours ago

    It's so touching and I cried

  • Hannah Banana
    Hannah Banana 22 hours ago

    I passed through that tho it is so sad.

  • Coral Ruch
    Coral Ruch Day ago

    If been adpted

  • Jamie Hardeman
    Jamie Hardeman Day ago

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

  • Tina
    Tina Day ago +1

    I'm glad I'm not adopted

  • Txa SQUAD
    Txa SQUAD Day ago

    The guy that tell the story is someone else’s

  • Paxtonis Gaming
    Paxtonis Gaming Day ago

    I am adopted to but I new it my hole life

  • Ted Comet
    Ted Comet Day ago

    That family friends an idiot

  • Hey It's Sarah.
    Hey It's Sarah. 2 days ago +1

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

  • Ashton Hay
    Ashton Hay 3 days ago

    I’m adopted

  • The Life Of PrincessBabykins

    Why am I doing this?


  • Nicolas Stenitzer
    Nicolas Stenitzer 4 days ago

    Well that sucks

  • Theo 3204
    Theo 3204 4 days ago

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

  • RealTus234 Fortnite Live

    Im adopted too

  • Dream land
    Dream land 4 days ago

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

  • Gacha Fish
    Gacha Fish 4 days ago

    Hey at least you WERE adopted.

  • Hex smiter
    Hex smiter 5 days ago

    You idiot! So what if your adopted
    But great video

  • Stardust Duck
    Stardust Duck 5 days ago

    My oc was adopted by Daisy and Donald Duck

  • 20Legend HACKS
    20Legend HACKS 5 days ago

    *Ladies and gentleman We got him*

  • Alex Zedra
    Alex Zedra 6 days ago

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

  • Friends vs Me
    Friends vs Me 7 days ago

    Don’t worries my dad was adopted

  • oogie boogie
    oogie boogie 7 days ago

    boi: i was ANGRY!!!!!111

  • Lone Elf
    Lone Elf 8 days ago +1

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

  • Mohd Khairi Zainal Abdin

    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!!!"

  • Noot My Roots
    Noot My Roots 9 days ago

    I'm a failed abortion

  • Sophaki Papa
    Sophaki Papa 9 days ago

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

  • Matthew Porter
    Matthew Porter 10 days ago

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

  • Jeanette Sivil
    Jeanette Sivil 10 days ago

    I was crying about this story

  • I Have Felines2
    I Have Felines2 10 days ago

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

  • Nina Panda Lover
    Nina Panda Lover 10 days ago

    And I was *ANGRY!!!*

  • Abuzz singer83
    Abuzz singer83 11 days ago

    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 :(

  • velocy kill bill
    velocy kill bill 11 days ago

    I found out um not loved

  • Tutorial Freak
    Tutorial Freak 11 days ago

    Aww this is so, so, cute🤧😢😍

  • Totallykewl Dog
    Totallykewl Dog 11 days ago +2

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

  • Dark Knønledgë
    Dark Knønledgë 11 days ago

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

  • babydxddy
    babydxddy 11 days ago

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

  • {PFG} Professor Frankly Gaming

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

  • Artgirl Gracelyn
    Artgirl Gracelyn 11 days ago

    I feel bad for him he's homeless

  • Suomat 21CZ
    Suomat 21CZ 12 days ago +1

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

  • Jer Jer
    Jer Jer 12 days ago

    At least you were wanted

  • Inigo Sotong
    Inigo Sotong 12 days ago


  • BBRose567
    BBRose567 12 days ago

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

  • Owen Dillon
    Owen Dillon 12 days ago

    i would still be curious of who my biological parents are

  • Joe -Bro
    Joe -Bro 12 days ago

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

  • lily 123
    lily 123 12 days ago

    Nice enthusiasm

  • Prove_U_Wroung
    Prove_U_Wroung 12 days ago

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

  • Reaction Evil
    Reaction Evil 12 days ago

    **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)

  • Javan Paul
    Javan Paul 12 days ago

    Looking like ed edd n eddy

  • eric de leon
    eric de leon 12 days ago

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

  • cheetah mochi
    cheetah mochi 12 days ago +1

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

    • cheetah mochi
      cheetah mochi 11 days ago

      +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.

    • cornelia1722
      cornelia1722 12 days ago

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

  • JEFF 987 o-o
    JEFF 987 o-o 12 days ago +2

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

  • Mimi onoue
    Mimi onoue 12 days ago +2

    I watched this video


  • Smeer0 Gaming
    Smeer0 Gaming 13 days ago

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

  • An artist That tried
    An artist That tried 13 days ago

    I stubbed my toe, and bled


  • Santiago Corso
    Santiago Corso 13 days ago

    I feel bad

  • Random content
    Random content 13 days ago

    No u

  • Tonie 4Lana
    Tonie 4Lana 13 days ago

    i cried

  • XxRøśěxX
    XxRøśěxX 13 days ago

    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!

  • Truly Queen
    Truly Queen 13 days ago

    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-!

  • Nick_ Gaming
    Nick_ Gaming 13 days ago

    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

  • eternitygboy
    eternitygboy 13 days ago

    You should still be GREATFULL you were a BRAT

  • dude piano man
    dude piano man 13 days ago

    I think i am to😭

  • Pcgamer47
    Pcgamer47 13 days ago

    the worst part is people make jokes about it.

  • Destroyer Turles
    Destroyer Turles 13 days ago

    As an adopted child myself, I can relate on a couple levels

  • Mia Wasabi
    Mia Wasabi 13 days ago

    2:58 😭😭

  • kaj te boli kurac ko sam

    Im adopted and im okay with it😊❤

  • anh que
    anh que 14 days ago

    I AM NOT ADOPTED.But my mom doesn't love me she just likes me

  • M4ZT3R1525 GAMING
    M4ZT3R1525 GAMING 14 days ago

    I Cried during this...😂

  • The Life Of Noah Lee
    The Life Of Noah Lee 14 days ago


  • Allison Slocum
    Allison Slocum 14 days ago

    I started to tear up at the part when the father started to cry. Idk why though

    TTSAVAGE 43 14 days ago

    *Goes to parents and asks if adopted*

  • ve ra
    ve ra 14 days ago

    I’m adopted

    This is..a nice story but I knew science it was happening.

  • andrew lin
    andrew lin 14 days ago +2

    I wish I was you cause my parents absolutely hate me for just being my self

  • Iconic child make me brownies

    Still wondering when your parents tell you " *Sigh* your adopted "

    Sorry if you got offended


    It would've said instead
    I found out I was adopted and then got a shotgun and killed them

  • Rüzgar Çağdaş
    Rüzgar Çağdaş 14 days ago

    I am adoped too,my mom say this went I was 7 years old but I don't care

  • Pierce PS
    Pierce PS 14 days ago

    Dude even though your adopted you have to be a freaking BRAT. They still raised you, fed, and gave you a home! AND YOU DONT HAVE TO RUN AWAY!

  • Oadfoaty Burst
    Oadfoaty Burst 15 days ago

    I Farted


  • Logan Strom
    Logan Strom 15 days ago

    This happened to my Mom when she was 10. It wasn't a secret but her mom just never told her her Dad wasn't her biological Dad. She found out from an aunt.

  • KoffeeCosplays
    KoffeeCosplays 15 days ago

    I found out when I was a little kid that I was adopted.

  • MoonLight Dancer
    MoonLight Dancer 15 days ago

    They were right you were ungrateful despite all the things they’ve done for you but at the end you learned your lesson

    • xBurritoProx
      xBurritoProx 15 days ago

      Honesty is way more important then physical actions. I found out I was adopted at age 20. You cant imagine how much I wanted to kill myself because of them not telling me. And they still wont tell me to this day why I was adopted at birth. So no he wasn't ungrateful, he was just confused and had no other way of showing it.

  • girl1213
    girl1213 15 days ago

    I'm not adopted, but I can understand what Andrew was going through. See someone I was close to turned out not to be related to me at all. And that was my grandpa. I never knew until it came up during a car ride with my brother, who just randomly told me that grandpa wasn't my grandfather at all like I had had already known the fact. That hurt since I hadn't even known yet my OLDER siblings knew. Turned out no one had realized I hadn't known since having so many kids mean sometimes something gets overlooked, but all that was before I started questioning my origins and why I never knew who my real grandfather was. It was a scary and confusing time for me. In the end, I realized that even though grandpa wasn't my real grandfather, he still loved me and my siblings like we were his real grandchildren and that was enough.

  • Jerome Ramkissoon
    Jerome Ramkissoon 15 days ago


  • Himiko Toga
    Himiko Toga 15 days ago

    Im Brown/Black.. my parents are White blue eyes scandenavias .. soo i knew from The start.

  • CreativeMind 15
    CreativeMind 15 15 days ago

    Fortnite takes people over


  • Nicole Zenko
    Nicole Zenko 15 days ago

    Big Big Problem: Dad NEVER cries.
    Ignorant Solution: Run away! And then they find me and cry/ or my dad gets really mad and nothing happens

  • Toni Bert
    Toni Bert 16 days ago

    I’m so emotional

  • Dr. Salt
    Dr. Salt 16 days ago +1

    Why’s there a red peen on his head😂

  • Jeanna Holloway
    Jeanna Holloway 16 days ago

    Who else cried

  • Karen Lloyd
    Karen Lloyd 16 days ago

    I was adopted and i know y bc my birth mom try to kill me when i was 2

  • IntenseTurtleGamer
    IntenseTurtleGamer 16 days ago

    This dude is a brat

  • sublime reactions
    sublime reactions 16 days ago

    If you are adopted it just means the people who adopted loved you cared enough to take you in so don’t be sad (I’m not adopted but why else would someone care for a person that’s not really theirs)

    • xBurritoProx
      xBurritoProx 15 days ago

      That's the thing, why did my parents not want me is the question. I have went to sleep many nights wanting to know this but never getting an answer. My current parents passed away and now I will never find the truth. I will never know why or how it all came out to be. Cause even my aunts and uncles dont know the full story.

  • Star Studios
    Star Studios 16 days ago

    why was his heart broken? you should be happy if you get adopted, because that particular family could’ve NEVER adopted you.

  • K S
    K S 16 days ago

    am I the only that cry?