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Story of the Day: Girl Chooses Adoptive Family after Birth Parents Spent Ages Looking for Her

Rebelander Basilan
Mar 22, 2021
12:00 A.M.

Shirley is a 15-year-old from Idaho who was adopted shortly after her birth by a loving couple. They love her so much, and they have two biological children who love her too.

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Shirley's adopted parents, Alex and Christine, don't know why her biological parents abandoned her. But she's content in her life right now, which is why not finding out the answer didn't bother her.

However, after 15 years, her biological parents found a way of reaching out to her. Shirley's not quite sure how they've done this, given they only know her first name and not her last.

Man and woman looking at the baby. | Photo: Pexels

Man and woman looking at the baby. | Photo: Pexels

They opened a box of baby photos and showed Shirley the remarkably similar picture to the baby photo her adoptive parents have. Shirley thus concluded that they are truly her biological parents.

Shirley's biological parents, Jack and Nancy, suggested meeting up last week, and she was given the go-ahead to do so from Alex and Christine two days ago. They were very kind to her.

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A child holding flowers. | Photo: Pexels

A child holding flowers. | Photo: Pexels

Shirley eventually found out why she was abandoned. Her parents were from devout Mormon families and did something wrong before they were married, which is a big deal in their religion.

But Shirley told them that they might be her birth parents, but they are not her family.

A teenage girl taking selfie on her smartphone. | Photo: Pexels

A teenage girl taking selfie on her smartphone. | Photo: Pexels

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Jack and Nancy then decided to hide her from their families so that they wouldn't find out. They made the tough decision to give her up but promised to search for her once they were married.

Nevertheless, Jack and Nancy struggled to find Shirley's family and where she currently lived since the place she was adopted from wasn't going to just hand that information to them.

Four person standing at top of the mountain. | Photo: Pexels

Four person standing at top of the mountain. | Photo: Pexels

Having explained everything to Shirley, they made her feel like she belonged to them since they are now ready for her. But Shirley told them that they might be her birth parents, but they are not her family.

Nancy told her: "Do you really wish to mistreat us after all we've gone through looking for you? We spent 15 years looking for you, we made a mistake, we won't do this to you again!"

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Woman and man sitting on a wooden bench. | Photo: Pexels

Woman and man sitting on a wooden bench. | Photo: Pexels

Still, Shirley resisted, telling them no, and called Alex and Christine to pick her up. On the way home, she told them everything. She also blocked Jack and Nancy's phone numbers.

Feel free to comment below if you think Shirley made the right decision. Meanwhile, read this story about a young couple trying to decide if a relative or a friend should adopt their baby.

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