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?

  • Uinisitoni Hopoi
    Uinisitoni Hopoi 3 saat önce

    its ok g

  • cardea jackson
    cardea jackson 3 saat önce

    Chances are hes going to find out his real ethnicity at some point in his life whether you tell him or not, but yea tell him so he wont be mad when he finds out

  • cardea jackson
    cardea jackson 3 saat önce

    You better not tell nobody. XD 🤣🤣

  • Top The Mop
    Top The Mop 7 saat önce

    would be very cruel if he didnt

  • Maddie Carroll
    Maddie Carroll 13 saat önce

    He should tell his family because they can guide him toward Korean s

  • Idcwatusay Teehee gachatales

    I cried and laughed in the same time

    FADHLI ZAFIR 17 saat önce


  • Haruka Tenou
    Haruka Tenou 17 saat önce

    How did u miss his parents last names

  • Emma’s Vlogs
    Emma’s Vlogs 23 saat önce

    Yes to know so he can be what he is

  • The derpy Animator
    The derpy Animator 1 gün önce

    Anyone else looking through the comments for his kid?

  • Delia Molnar
    Delia Molnar 1 gün önce

    He needs to find out. Korea is a part of him

  • Optimistic Onon
    Optimistic Onon 1 gün önce

    I think he should open up cuz it's better late then never(yep it's from the last video lol)

  • Redfather
    Redfather 1 gün önce

    Chinese Korean what's the difference they are all Asian

  • muhammed YASeen
    muhammed YASeen 1 gün önce

    There is only one culture love or human .

  • BaNgTaN Chicken Oppa JTN

    Just make him learn korean like i am

  • Jason Sparks
    Jason Sparks 2 gün önce

    no he will get mad at you and might go to his real parents

  • ZiibruhStrypz 108
    ZiibruhStrypz 108 2 gün önce

    If I was in this situation, I would say the truth. But otherwise, I would wait until April fools day, then tell them the truth. If it goes wrong, say it was an April fools joke. If it goes well, live your life just like before. Don't change anything.

  • James Khalil
    James Khalil 2 gün önce

    You racist?

  • fuzake runa
    fuzake runa 2 gün önce

    the kid be like: "oh no, learning a new foreign language again"

  • Sherryl Natasyas
    Sherryl Natasyas 2 gün önce

    The baby is cute

  • Marie Foxy
    Marie Foxy 2 gün önce

    Dude tell them u made a mistake they will forgive u I know from experience that if ur adopted ur adoptive parents shouldn’t keep secrets about who u r it will turn out bad cause mine did and I’m adopted but after a bit I calmed down and forgave them the only bad thing is he will hate u for a bit then realise u made a mistake and forgive u again and she will forgive u cause she’s ur wife and she loves u so just tell them

  • Deadly Pandaz
    Deadly Pandaz 2 gün önce

    Honestly my friend is Vietnamese and I thought she was Chinese too....

  • Morgan Rogue
    Morgan Rogue 3 gün önce


  • Ricarda Bautista
    Ricarda Bautista 3 gün önce

    He might lose the relatioship with his son

  • Britney Broadnax
    Britney Broadnax 3 gün önce

    Now when they watch this vid it’s gonna be a whole family blowout

  • Manpreet Singh
    Manpreet Singh 3 gün önce

    Yes , you should tell your wife and adopted son because one day he will know everything

  • Jaden Alfonzo Agpaoa
    Jaden Alfonzo Agpaoa 4 gün önce

    i was like whats so wrong until i saw the ending

  • Melissa McKain
    Melissa McKain 4 gün önce

    Wow!!! I assume people would have mentioned it before 17 years. I'm sure there slight facial features that are different between Chinese and Koreans. I can't tell but I'm assuming Chinese people would have.

  • How to Eat Croissants
    How to Eat Croissants 4 gün önce

    You should tell them this!

  • Evimations
    Evimations 4 gün önce

    Hey, if Justin finds out, my grandma can make him some really good bulgogi!

  • Fronnie Fazbear
    Fronnie Fazbear 4 gün önce

    I think he should tell his family because 1. It's important to be connected to your roots 2. It's the right thing to do 3. He needs to know the truth just as much as he needs to know what speaking is

  • Alex Nonito
    Alex Nonito 5 gün önce

    Do it just do it nothing can stop you do it just do it

  • Mimikyu Fan Boy
    Mimikyu Fan Boy 5 gün önce

    Before you got him, you could had done a DNA check.
    Now, idk.

  • beyonce williams
    beyonce williams 5 gün önce

    He should tell his son and his wife because if he founds out himself their would be a lot of questions and such

  • Jwcob
    Jwcob 5 gün önce


  • annoying troll
    annoying troll 5 gün önce

    Wtf dad?

  • Cena Singleton
    Cena Singleton 5 gün önce

    u should because if u tell him sooner he will be mad

  • aysa ibrahimov
    aysa ibrahimov 5 gün önce

    Wow this is sad and funny at the same time

  • Patrick Star
    Patrick Star 5 gün önce


    I thought the plot twist would be that the Chinese couple was the one who helped Justin learn about Chinese traditions