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

  • QwQ OwO
    QwQ OwO 1 saat önce

    ( sons turns 20 )
    Dad: Oh ya son btw your not Chinese

    Son: WHAT?!?!?!

  • Katie Preston
    Katie Preston 1 saat önce

    by the title i thought his screw up was actually the adopted kid

  • fatima Touray
    fatima Touray 3 saat önce

    He should tell the true before is too late

  • Lincoln Loud
    Lincoln Loud 4 saat önce

    it not right to avoid his real culture but maybe if he wants he can be chinese

  • Erika Wright
    Erika Wright 7 saat önce

    Tell him! Tell them both or someone else will!

  • Syifa Naurah Khadijah
    Syifa Naurah Khadijah 9 saat önce

    His wife and his son will be understand (sorry for broken English)

  • Diana Maria
    Diana Maria 9 saat önce

    Yes he should. Keeping the truth from his son is not what a real and good father should do. Justin will understand and they'll just be as happy as they were already ^^ ( just my opinion )

  • dragonite 0002
    dragonite 0002 14 saat önce

    Well korean learns chinese sooo maybe he can learn korean too

  • Amelie Desroches
    Amelie Desroches 20 saat önce

    Yes tell him! I am a Chinese adoptee and if I found out I was Korean I would absolutely want to know and so will Justin. He will not hate you for it... he will just be a little confused about his identity. His race doesn’t define him but it is a part of him.

  • Epic Fan2933
    Epic Fan2933 20 saat önce

    You should tell him. You just can't keep it from him when he finds out he is going to be mad

  • Evevine 12
    Evevine 12 21 saat önce

    Oh my gosh I feel offended I am a Korean

  • Gamer Luna
    Gamer Luna 21 saat önce

    I think he should tell him. He will understand what you were trying to do. In the end your a family and families make mistakes.

  • David Caissie
    David Caissie 23 saat önce

    I Think it would be better that way

  • notesfromeden
    notesfromeden 23 saat önce

    Buddy, you gotta own up to it. The upside is, Chinese culture is rich and interesting and Mandarin is the widest spoken languages in the world! Plus, now he’ll get to discover a whole new side to him he never knew he had!

  • Chickenchicken :3
    Chickenchicken :3 1 gün önce

    It's better to tell it

  • Candy queen
    Candy queen 1 gün önce

    Yes he should tell the truth because otherwise he will find out one day, and he won't be happy you hadn't told him earlier what you found out.

  • Christy Louis
    Christy Louis 1 gün önce

    Aaaand queing the koreaboo kpop fans in the comments in 3....2....1....

  • sólveig Diðriksdóttir

    2:28 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

  • pat iseregwu
    pat iseregwu 1 gün önce

    David should tell Justin and his wife after all it is about Justin and it does involve his wife .

  • itstoywoman machado
    itstoywoman machado 1 gün önce

    No don't tell the son because he might hate then and

  • Marcy Forever
    Marcy Forever 1 gün önce

    Holy moly guacamoly

  • Megalo Don
    Megalo Don 1 gün önce

    David it’s best if you tell your son and wife I am just letting you know.

  • Vbucky The first
    Vbucky The first 1 gün önce

    Bruh that’s sad 😔

  • LP Loves Pandas
    LP Loves Pandas 1 gün önce

    He deserves to know

  • Natasja K
    Natasja K 1 gün önce

    Don't tell them! And burn the proof! Problem solved.

    THE CRAZY CREW 1 gün önce

    You should tell a kid if there adopted when there 8,9,10,15 or 17

  • Reeva Aryal
    Reeva Aryal 2 gün önce


  • CanEHdian Cuber
    CanEHdian Cuber 2 gün önce

    Yes, I think you should. It's his right to know his back ground. And the title is screwed up to. The biggest screw up of your life wasn't adopting a baby, it was not looking into his origins. Good video, and I hope all goes well with the realization that he is not Chinese, but Korean.

  • Abbu Luvs u
    Abbu Luvs u 2 gün önce

    you're screwed

  • Marty Nicole
    Marty Nicole 2 gün önce

    Kinda rude title eh?

  • green ranger alex
    green ranger alex 2 gün önce

    Davide should say the truth

  • Andi Bedard
    Andi Bedard 2 gün önce


  • Lele Kim
    Lele Kim 2 gün önce

    momma taehyung and daddy jimin

  • Dok Sampson
    Dok Sampson 2 gün önce

    I'm sorry it's both sad and funny. I think he will understand, it came from love dad. He might laugh too.

  • zakko42 thezakko
    zakko42 thezakko 2 gün önce

    it is scery

    BAISHALI MAZUMDER 2 gün önce

    This is so cute😂

  • Candy S’mores
    Candy S’mores 2 gün önce

    David! You have to tell him! If he really does enjoy all of the Chinese traditions, he probably won’t feel any different! He’ll love them still! Just like how some people from Mexico come to live in America, and enjoy the Fourth of July, even though they know that they’re Mexican! Trust me, I know that I’ve never met you, but it’s the right thing to do.😃

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    Accidental racism

  • Kokichi ouma and cross chara and Nagisa

    Oof hope it goes good for you and you should so things don't get worst