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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  • Neha Rai
    Neha Rai 57 minutes ago

    All this video need headphone.. without headphone .. i could not concentrate on .. your story..☺☺☺☺

  • Bacon Man 379
    Bacon Man 379 Hour ago

    Oh shut up. You were adopted. Boo boo. It doesn’t matter. “They aren’t my real parents” and? They take care of you. Send that asshole back.

  • Wooey 1
    Wooey 1 Hour ago

    If I were adopted and someone called me ugly I would be like
    Well MY PARENTS chose me- you were just a random spinner... obviously the unlucky version

  • king gamer
    king gamer Hour ago


  • OscArt
    OscArt Hour ago

    But is he a thot slayer?

  • Aerilyn Cooper
    Aerilyn Cooper 2 hours ago


    MAKEØUTHILL_ 666 2 hours ago


  • A Bot
    A Bot 2 hours ago

    Mom: hey son?
    Son: ya?
    Mom: Your adopted

  • Dr. Feelgood
    Dr. Feelgood 4 hours ago

    Why would they control his birthday... Sounds like they had a kid for the social benefit.. Then they realised just how fucked up it was to lie to their child about hos origins- they take out their frustrasion on the person they had wronged and only when shot escalated to such an extreme did they finally get their shit together and began to act like real parent... Idk but that is gonna develop some trust issues andit will fuel a feeling of doubt- asto whether or not they adopted him for the sake of socialising or becausethey truely wanted and cared for him at the time of adoption - not to assume they dont now but originally who knows- if i was that kid i would havelost some trust

  • Fedora Rex
    Fedora Rex 4 hours ago

    I cryied ):

  • Cristin Ayoob
    Cristin Ayoob 4 hours ago

    I am just so happy that nothing went wrong.....

  • N0RSK1
    N0RSK1 5 hours ago

    I asked my mom if I was adopted and she said “no, why would I choose you?”

  • Doggiediamond Says hi.

    I’m adopted but my parents told me from the start

  • Ruby Wood
    Ruby Wood 8 hours ago

    I understand

  • Game Academy
    Game Academy 8 hours ago

    My parents:ur adopted
    Me:weird flex but ok

  • Ya bitch Roselyn
    Ya bitch Roselyn 9 hours ago

    Why did you not see that

  • Party Slayer
    Party Slayer 10 hours ago

    Poor guy

  • Мафик 444
    Мафик 444 13 hours ago

    Parents: Son...Your adopted...
    Me: HELL YEAH!

  • Tang Wai Man
    Tang Wai Man 14 hours ago

    I am adopted and I am a rich asshole

  • Cringe Channel V.2
    Cringe Channel V.2 19 hours ago

    a l i a I n t r o i n t e s t i f i e s

  • Reese Encarguez
    Reese Encarguez 19 hours ago

    Is this real right

  • Claudia Cheong
    Claudia Cheong 20 hours ago +1

    why do most stories happen when one is 15 yrs old?

  • Sai Sandeep Ponna
    Sai Sandeep Ponna 22 hours ago

    You have the best parents

  • gaming girl 123
    gaming girl 123 22 hours ago

    ;-; ;(

  • Annika Miller
    Annika Miller 23 hours ago

    I cried a little!

  • 40brothas
    40brothas 23 hours ago


  • Thanos
    Thanos 23 hours ago

    my parents at 3:03

    *walks to car*

  • Bridget Yew
    Bridget Yew Day ago

    Mom: To be honest your both parents didn’t want you
    Me:I mean that’s probably not true because what if the parents are poor and wanted a child to have a better place

  • xX_jewish_bowlcut_Xx

    Plot twist 100

  • Xxx Tentacion
    Xxx Tentacion Day ago

    Im already tracer

  • Pao makayla Hang

    Will you know parents adopt you because they like this baby and you might not have the same blood but in your heart that your family adopt you loves you very much I’m sure of it

  • Aleefuddin Mir Mohamed

    my man u got shelter food education and parents u should be thankful not sad

  • pandas are awesome

    I honestly dont get what was so bad about being adopted. I mean, all it means is they cared about you and wanted to give you a home.

  • Your Name
    Your Name Day ago

    If I found out I was adopted I would thank the people who adopted me nothing would change it doesn’t make sense to get mad GROW THE FUCK UP U LITTLE BITCHES THEY FUCKING LOVE YOU U SPOILED BRAT

  • i hate taxes
    i hate taxes Day ago

    All of these kids in the comments turned into a adopted kid suddenly

  • jiessym
    jiessym Day ago

    Your parents abanded you but some good people adopted you and loves you and nothing gone wrong at the end and god bless you

  • Gina Corn
    Gina Corn Day ago

    i was adopted but told at a young age. i never had the news broken to me because it was never a secret. they taught me through gentle childrens book that simply explained my parents were my parents but another woman who loved me but couldnt keep me gave birth to me. its such a simple thing, its a beautiful thing, im grateful to my birth mother for giving me life and making the best choice she could for me, i reached out to her on my 18th birthday and shes AMAZING. my adoptive parents are absolutely awesome and im grateful they educated me on my circumstances young.

  • kaiulani
    kaiulani Day ago

    My parents told me I was adopted when I was 4. I never really cared about me being adopted but I did want to know more about my heritage but every time I try to talk about it to my parents they get offended and say not to talk about it

  • Tsumefan2
    Tsumefan2 Day ago

    i think he should just be happy that he has a family and not out in the streets

  • Biohazard
    Biohazard Day ago

    He could never let his mom clean him again

  • Ninja hyper
    Ninja hyper Day ago

    Ali a intro plays now

  • Lionoverlord
    Lionoverlord Day ago

    son, ur adopted

  • Ava and Emma
    Ava and Emma Day ago

    I was adopted to and my parents got divorced 😔

  • Black Fist
    Black Fist Day ago

    I laughed so hard when I saw the title and thumbnail

  • Mary Arkenberg
    Mary Arkenberg Day ago

    I was also Adopted. But i knew it from the beginning and i'm greatful for that.

  • TheWorstLana
    TheWorstLana Day ago

    Ungrateful :(

  • Luke Boi
    Luke Boi Day ago

    No one loves me😥

  • Joe
    Joe Day ago

    Kid, you're a brat.

  • Arijita Paul
    Arijita Paul Day ago

    Hey brother. I am from India. I am also adopted. My biological parents left me when I am 3 days old at hospital. How heartless they were. I recently knew that from my mother. My parents my family and my husband supported me a lot. They really love me. So don't cry. We are so lucky. Your bright future is waiting for you.

  • The Pianist
    The Pianist Day ago

    What is the sad thing about you are adopted I don’t think it’s a big deal

  • dark zxt3rue
    dark zxt3rue Day ago

    Oh crap I cried I have a friend but he went back to his real parents and we never talked with him ever again 😭😭

  • Supergirl 50565
    Supergirl 50565 Day ago

    I understand you I'm adopted too

  • Gucci LightYear
    Gucci LightYear Day ago +1

    What a little narcissistic shit head

  • Laugh It off
    Laugh It off 2 days ago

    That’s nice

  • Caroline Sachse6
    Caroline Sachse6 2 days ago

    I am adopted, my mother didnt have the ability to care for me so my parents adopted me. They told me since I was young and while I am grateful for that.

  • Nicholas Engel
    Nicholas Engel 2 days ago

    So his grades just stayed down

  • Caffeindo
    Caffeindo 2 days ago

    Ok kids
    Today we are going to read the story...
    *The Ugly Duckling*

  • Random Person
    Random Person 2 days ago

    Hes fifteen and my tablet battery is on 15 dun dun dunnnnnn creeeeppppyyyyy

  • robot king
    robot king 2 days ago

    I found aout I was adopted when my sister died I had good parents
    Even tough I never met them
    And my sister I didnt see her that much

  • Sofia Davalos
    Sofia Davalos 2 days ago +1


  • Lily
    Lily 2 days ago

    These things make me so sad... even though I am depressed💔💔💔💔

  • Elisabeth Maria
    Elisabeth Maria 2 days ago

    I can kida relayed to this story 🙁 my mom didn’t tell me who my father was and my other father is always so mean to me hurting me 😪

    • Elisabeth Maria
      Elisabeth Maria 2 days ago

      Since I was 12 I kind of knew my step father wasn’t my real father cuz all my sisters are Brown and everyone else asking me questions and everybody knew my step father wasn’t my real father 🙁

  • The Veggie Taco
    The Veggie Taco 2 days ago

    This ungrateful bitch smh. U are so doing lucky they chose you.

  • Barbara Houk
    Barbara Houk 2 days ago

    People come with many problems but it does not mean they do not love their children. Communication can be difficult for some people and that sounds like this kid’s parents’ problem.

  • Kaye the Rapper
    Kaye the Rapper 2 days ago

    I don’t understand. I was adopted and I’ve always known

  • Just about the birds Hey bro

    My bad smoke and my mom brink 🍺

  • MahnameisjeffLol
    MahnameisjeffLol 2 days ago +1

    How I know im not adopted my I am a boy and my sister looks like me and my moms brother looks like me :)

  • GapYear
    GapYear 2 days ago

    I have the same coping mechanism...I just stay outdoors for hours

  • hot garbage
    hot garbage 2 days ago

    Is it weird that I keeping laughing at the video name

  • Twisted Dragons
    Twisted Dragons 2 days ago

    This made me cry

  • Dulce xd Y Andrea xd ღ

    I almost cried :"(

  • Emma Cabral
    Emma Cabral 2 days ago


  • Hood Alabbasi
    Hood Alabbasi 2 days ago

    I am John.. I am a 13 years old who has cancer for 4 years and my parents just lied to me and said its normal and I was in the house and i saw a paper writend on it :(the cancer test for me) .. I was shocked, then i knew that everybody already know about my sickness exept me . I left my house and my parents was so worried about me. They found me near a dark place beside a bin crying.And i told them that i was angry that you didnt said to me. So there was in a shock that they knew that i knew about my sickness.. So after 1 day they huged me and said we love you and we will love you for ever.. They explain to me that i was about to die and they carried only about me and they wasted more than a 100 thousand only for me.. So i knew that i was wrong..And sadly i died .....

    So The theme is that never be mad at your parent without knowing the 100% truth and everything..
    Thank you❤

  • Maeii
    Maeii 2 days ago

    I don’t understand why people would get mad if they were adopted...like they think it’s a bad thing. I’m adopted and I really don’t give to fucks lmao.

  • BerserkerBlade 900
    BerserkerBlade 900 2 days ago

    Idk why its bad to be adopted.

  • ThrashMetalKid 666
    ThrashMetalKid 666 2 days ago +1

    is it the actual person reading or some random actor

  • Boram Houv
    Boram Houv 2 days ago

    The pond and end made me cried!

  • CocoBun
    CocoBun 2 days ago

    I'm not crying you're crying 😭

  • Talha The Shadow
    Talha The Shadow 2 days ago

    Thank go I m not adopted aren't I mom😂

  • Woah Im Shook
    Woah Im Shook 2 days ago

    Such responsible parents. This guy was being a brat.

  • craze stuff
    craze stuff 2 days ago

    Hi i get new case to my phone

  • gamer 4
    gamer 4 2 days ago

    This is what my brain is thinking about my last parents

  • Isabella Catherine
    Isabella Catherine 2 days ago

    I fostered a little girl and i thought she was my little sister, i loved her so much and now someone took her aand adopted her, im worried about how she will take this news, if ur reading this Olivia, i just want you to know i love you xx

  • ScienceWorld Maker
    ScienceWorld Maker 2 days ago

    If i was adopted...i would say

    Ehh life is still fun

  • Sweetie Quin
    Sweetie Quin 2 days ago

    I knew that I was adopted ever since I was a little child. I was 8 when i askedy paremts why we always go to a place thaf was clearly labled as an adoption center. I don't approve of the fact that his parents did not tell him. Its always important to tell the kid at a young age!!

  • Pizza Rollz
    Pizza Rollz 2 days ago

    I almost cried

  • Mohammad Fawaz
    Mohammad Fawaz 2 days ago

    I have the opposite thing, i thought i was adopted but it turns out i'm not

  • sewn eyes
    sewn eyes 2 days ago


  • GavinLikeWh0a
    GavinLikeWh0a 2 days ago

    lol ur adopted

  • Shania Caribou
    Shania Caribou 2 days ago

    Its sad for the kids getting abanded from there parents. And then get shipped to a foster home. And get adopted from strangers that u call family..😮

  • Foxx
    Foxx 3 days ago

    Andrew sounds so similar to Ralph Macchio

  • Aaron Exler
    Aaron Exler 3 days ago

    this is sad im adopted and my parents every year tell me about the day i was adopted i cant even imagine figuring out after years of not knowing im sry that happen to you

  • Shabbir Patanwala
    Shabbir Patanwala 3 days ago

    i was adopted years later i fond my real parents

  • marixina
    marixina 3 days ago

    “I was *ANGRY*

  • Batman Wayne
    Batman Wayne 3 days ago

    Awww don’t worry that is a very heart warming story. My friend kind of has the same experience

  • Lose Gamer
    Lose Gamer 3 days ago

    When my mom told me i was adoted i was sooo chill like i mean my real real mom could not take care of me because it was waaaay to hard she was only 17 and my dad was in prison so i got adoted

  • Dylan S.
    Dylan S. 3 days ago

    I not allowed to play video games on week days!!

  • Omega
    Omega 3 days ago

    kill your parents its really a good fix to a bug in life, it really is

  • Sheku Konneh
    Sheku Konneh 3 days ago