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Is it unusual for someone to think that they're adopted?

I have three younger sisters, they all have blond,straight hair and have freckles. I have brown curly hair and don't have any freckles at all. No one else in my family looks like i do, none of my relatives have my same hair, but me and my sisters to share one trait, we all have blue eyes so i guess that's something. I've actually asked my parents if i was adopted and they said no, although i do find it strange that i've never seen any pictures of me and my mom at the hospital together when i was born. I just wonder if other people feel like they're adopted sometimes.

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well if they are your real parents maybe you just took after someone else in the family like a great grandmother or grandfather. it may be hard to understand but i have a friend who looks exactly like his ggrandfather and hes never seen him b4, he just met an old friend of his grandpa's and the friend said hes looked just like him :).

so maybe that the same with you, kids dont always take directly after their parents, that would be wierd if you couldnt tell the difference between all your family.

so anyways, adopted or not. your stuck with them XD so you better focus on what traits your parents did give you instead of just looks, maybe then you'll see that they really are your true mother and father because no other girl in the world could be like their lil girl. or somthin like that! lol
i wanna work with my voice like my dad XD!

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p.s. nice name LOL chicken girl LOL
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Thanks, I have 10 chickens so I thought the name would fit:)
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wow "look at the chickens run", no seriously my grandma told me F**kd up stories about the chicken while she was growin up.
u know when the chicken gets big enof they...yah you know.
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Is it unusual? No, especially with the information you described. Your parents may just think that you're not ready, or that they're not ready for you to know the truth (if it is the truth). I wouldn't sweat it until you're older. Give it a few years and bring it up with them again. They are your parents after all and may feel like you're trying to "abandon" them if you knew (if it is the truth).

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Okay, thanks, it just seems kind of strange to me, you know? But i won't lose any sleep over it, maybe i'm not adopted(just crazy!!) i could be overreacting, i'm kind of dramatic like that. I mean just because i don't look like my family, doesn't mean we're not related or that i'll ever stop loving them.
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definatly, love your family, thats all thats important.
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Yep, I'm such a saint!!!
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DNA testing? It is possible you could have been switched at Birth. If so you can still have photos from the hospital... My friend was switched at birth... She didn't find out until she was 27, by then she was moved out of her house and married. She did connect with her biological parents though; she says she likes having 4 parents. :P sorry not trying to sound like its a Good thing or anything.
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Maybe switched at Birth?

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Lol. This isn't a TV drama. Although these things do happen in real life, they aren't common.
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well, you have a very active imagination Panda96, the chances of me being switched at birth are pretty slim, but anythings possible!!
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yah they just baby jacked her at the hospitol
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that doesn't happen anymore.at least not in real life.hospitals are a lot more careful now,especially in the US.
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It is possible
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Tv drama?
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it might happen if its a stupid hospital that doesnt have a good security system.right when the babys born,hospitals put a wristband on her/him and the mom.so its isnt very possible that babys might get switched.
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thats just a tv show.besides,they were switched like 16 yrs ago when security wasn't so tight.
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Oh okay
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It is not unusual to feel like you're adopted sometimes, given the concerns that you've highlighted. However, the best way to find out is asking your parents. If your mom says that you're not adopted, you should believe her. A number of people also claim that they don't seem to share the same physical traits with other members of the family, but that is just one aspect of the wonders of genetics.

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Yeah, I guess you're right, I should beloved my mom, I don't think she would ever lie to me.
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Oops! I meant to say believe there, darn this spell check!!!
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There are genetic abnormalities when inheriting traits. Try to get a DNA test with or without their knowledge, that'd be up to you. There are other factors that you may not be considering though. Like what if you have a different genetic father other than your siblings.

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I never considered that possibility Mathew, but I just don't know about that one. Then again I just found out this year that my mom was engaged to someone before she married my dad.
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