I Adopted A Baby. The Biggest Screw Up In My Life

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  • Story By David | Subscribe: https://bit.ly/2J5HP7j This is David, and this is the story of the biggest screw up he ever made in his life. Seventeen years ago, David and his wife, Caroline, adopted a baby from an Asian American family. He never got to know them at a personal level, and as far as he knew they were very keen to maintain their privacy. They therefore had very few details about the kid’s background, and never tried to find out more. The only thing they knew was that the real parents were too young to look after children. But David and Caroline were definitely ready to adopt a child. They’d been on a waiting list for a long time, and they were so eager to become parents that they really weren’t interested in where the baby came from. This turned out to be a big mistake. Soon enough, David and Caroline adopted a handsome, intelligent and affectionate little boy, whom they named Justin. It was love at first sight. When Justin was about eight months old, David and his wife began to feel guilty that they were bringing him up without a connection to his ethnic background. Fortunately, they lived in an area with a sizeable Chinese population, so they figured it’d be easy to introduce him to his roots. And so for the next seventeen years, David and Caroline did everything possible to honor their son’s ethnic heritage. He attended Chinese language courses, and by the time he was five he could speak both Mandarin and English fluently. They also found a Chinese couple who became friends with Justin and took responsibility for his cultural upbringing. They invited him round to their home to celebrate Chinese holidays, took him out for a Chinese meal every couple of weeks, and practised Mandarin with him. From the time Justin was eight, David took him to China every two years. They never forced him to adopt his ethnic culture, because they didn’t want him to feel there was a difference between them. But they were determined not to rob him of his heritage either. Both David and Caroline were sure they were doing the right thing. Everything was going well for them until a week ago, when David was filling in Justin’s financial support application for college. He had to track down some old documents he hadn’t looked at in a while. As he was browsing through them, his eyes suddenly fell upon his son’s old adoption records. The surnames of Justin’s biological parents suddenly jumped out at him. He broke out into a cold sweat. Their names were PARK and KIM. Those are Korean last names. David’s son is not from China. Not one little bit. He’s Korean! David had never been one of those people who assumes every Asian person is Chinese, and often laughed at others for doing so. But that's what he ended up doing with his own son! Now, he has a seventeen-year-old Korean son who thinks he’s Chinese. He’s spent nearly two decades guiding Justin towards ethnic roots that are not his real ones. And the best part of the story is that he now has to reveal the truth to his son and wife. Although he’s not sure if he ever will. I adopted a baby 0:07 We introduced a baby with his roots 1:10 I felt literally petrified 2:15 The worst part of all the story 2:56 What's your story? Actually Happened want to hear it! Send your story time: welcome@brightside.me If you liked this Actually Happened animation and love storytime/ story time, true stories, animated videos, watch our best videos: Don't Judge A Book By It's Cover https://bit.ly/2y4QPsz My Life With HIV https://bit.ly/2l5nl4i
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Yorum Sayısı: 4850


    What do you think?
    Should David say the truth to his son and wife?

  • demi jones
    demi jones Biraz önce

    Yea coz it’s just bad and secret it should be illegal for secret adoption

  • GatchaHearts
    GatchaHearts 3 dakika önce

    You fucked up. Bad.

  • IndoTrap 022
    IndoTrap 022 1 saat önce


  • Miyoonhi
    Miyoonhi 1 saat önce

    OMG, he's Korean!?!?!??! Omggggggg! (Every dear army here, WHO WAS THINKING ABOUT BTS? :D)

  • itslolitime cats
    itslolitime cats 2 saat önce

    David tell them i bet they will understand they are your family and well maybe try to take justin to korea once

  • cupcake genies
    cupcake genies 2 saat önce

    Yes,Bec.it is not good to hied the truth from somone you love he can't just have him thinking he knows something he really doesn't + it is always better to be honest

  • dscott840
    dscott840 4 saat önce


  • E. K
    E. K 4 saat önce

    The truth will set you free. Honesty is always for the better good. Shit happens, my friend. Just tell them, caurse there is far worse situations you could have been in. God know, sickness or the child could have been kidnapped. He can learn again and embrace it all. He can work in Korea, the us or China. Think about all the possibilities he’ll have. Don’t worry. But you need to be honest about it. Make him chose himself.. best of luck to you and your family. I grow up with a mentally ill mother and to this day suffer from it. It could have been worse for your family but for me, that’s not a problem at all. Good luck

  • Adam Kleina
    Adam Kleina 5 saat önce

    yes i thank so

  • Kristian PEIRIS
    Kristian PEIRIS 9 saat önce

    Isn’t there a chance he could watch this

  • Music Time!
    Music Time! 9 saat önce

    Hmmm they should really have to tell them!!

  • Kaito Hideakii
    Kaito Hideakii 10 saat önce

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  • GamerHyacinth Playz
    GamerHyacinth Playz 11 saat önce

    David tell your wife about it and justin too...And say "were sorry,justin...we thought you were chinese","Its ok you guys"Justin replied"I can still study about Koreab words long after"

  • Jayden ChongYT
    Jayden ChongYT 13 saat önce


  • Aelinne Gamboa
    Aelinne Gamboa 18 saat önce


  • Kaden Minney
    Kaden Minney 18 saat önce

    Anwar jibawi

  • AtlasAssasin - Gaming
    AtlasAssasin - Gaming 18 saat önce

    I said nothing because he dedicated a lot and it’s not our decision to make

  • Damiond Volenec
    Damiond Volenec 19 saat önce

    Thats kinda rude to say BIGGIST SCREW UP.

  • Monograil Joseph
    Monograil Joseph 19 saat önce

    I feel as if he should just tell his son the truth I am he'll understand.

  • Thinh Nguyen
    Thinh Nguyen 19 saat önce

    It's ok he can still celebrate Chinease culture even though he is korean

  • the bom bom
    the bom bom 20 saat önce

    the reason that markipier step brother should tell his family is so
    markipier step bro woldn't became a LIE'R

  • Nore Jam
    Nore Jam 21 saat önce

    He should tell his wife and see what she thinks

  • Abbydancer 3
    Abbydancer 3 22 saat önce

    You could hurt your son even more by hiding it from him. One day he could find out on his own and it could ruin your family

  • Phillip Wills
    Phillip Wills 23 saat önce

    My name is Alena not Galena

  • Phillip Wills
    Phillip Wills 23 saat önce

    Hi my name is Galena and I'm 9 and I think that he should tell 5he truth because telling the truth is always right😝😜

  • Raphaela Cao
    Raphaela Cao 23 saat önce

    Yes! His wife HAS TO KNOW! And is son. Even tho it would make his son sad he should.

  • Purple Diamond
    Purple Diamond 1 gün önce

    Yes surely they'll understand even if there's an fight there family and they need to learn how to respect each other adopted or not 😐😮😊

  • Kairie Davies
    Kairie Davies 1 gün önce

    Just tell them and by honest (they will under stand 🙂🙂🙂

  • Rudy G
    Rudy G 1 gün önce

    He shouldn't tell him he's Korean because he will just freak out

  • Aj Castro
    Aj Castro 1 gün önce

    Um.... excuse me??? What the fuck!

  • Annie Yiu
    Annie Yiu 1 gün önce

    Don't be hesitate to tell other people the truth, it's always right. But you can't really change his "Chinese" hinged life anymore.

  • Gaming Master
    Gaming Master 1 gün önce

    Top 10 animation plot twists of all time watch mojo will probably do this or already done this lol

  • Mohit M-2
    Mohit M-2 1 gün önce

    So what if he is Korean..... The point is he is smarter then his parents

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  • I like kpop 123
    I like kpop 123 1 gün önce

    Just wait the son is going to find this soon
    Its on the Internet now

  • Sara zulfiqar
    Sara zulfiqar 1 gün önce

    Ok....Now I’m confused... I have a Korean student in my class but he has stupid manners:/

  • Honey Milano
    Honey Milano 1 gün önce

    It's so simple tell him he's Korean & you did some research and made a mistake

  • Honey Milano
    Honey Milano 1 gün önce

    You guys are great parents 💕

  • Drawing with Prajal
    Drawing with Prajal 1 gün önce

    guess which asian country i am from