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

  • Published on Jun 14, 2018
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    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
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Comments • 8 223

    ACTUALLY HAPPENED  11 months ago +6024

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

    • Alex :
      Alex : 3 days ago

      David should say because it’s the right thing to do and the kid should know his actual roots instead of keeping it a secret

    • Gojiman 2002
      Gojiman 2002 9 days ago

      Then if you adopted a child then you should of just look closely to his origin.

    • Malak Assar
      Malak Assar Month ago


    • Rocket Defender 59
      Rocket Defender 59 Month ago

      No one cares

    • You will never be alone †
      You will never be alone † Month ago

      Or they find out

  • Just Browsing
    Just Browsing 7 hours ago

    David and Caroline? Wow! Park and Kim? Korean?

  • Peter Lester
    Peter Lester 7 hours ago

    Yes tell da truth because Justin deserves to know

  • Lanny Bunawih
    Lanny Bunawih 17 hours ago +1

    u gotta tell

  • crystal jones
    crystal jones 21 hour ago

    I thought his biggest mistake was adopting the child .and I was thinking dude what if he watches this

  • the slasher team bakr

    You should tell them

  • Nigreefa
    Nigreefa Day ago

    And I thought I took the biggest L when I got cancer

  • Scarlett Larena
    Scarlett Larena Day ago

    WOW, how does that happen.

  • Tarek Massoud
    Tarek Massoud Day ago

    now I want shin the food

  • Albin Games
    Albin Games Day ago +1

    First tell it to your wife and talk to justin like this: Justin we need to talk. You know how you have been taking mandarin classes and we have gone to China. Well truth is that I was going trough some old dokuments and yoo are actually korean. I am so sorry and I hope that you can forgive us.

  • brandon dornberg

    I think he should because it doesn’t matter If he’s not blood Chinese he’s still heart Chinese

  • Yadir Mora
    Yadir Mora 2 days ago

    So what’s matter? What if we are from here or there? What’s the difference? We are only one nation, the nation of the human kind.

  • Unicorn Haley
    Unicorn Haley 2 days ago

    Yes he should because its not the best to keep the true from your family.....

  • Melissa porter
    Melissa porter 2 days ago

    why?your son needs to know his own roots

  • Fino
    Fino 2 days ago

    why is every first-letter in the words capitalized? is every word in the title important?

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    ს ს 2 days ago


  • Kinoable
    Kinoable 3 days ago

    Lmao i feel bad for laughing

  • JT’S Unboxing
    JT’S Unboxing 3 days ago

    😂 LOL haha

  • Ruth Alethea
    Ruth Alethea 3 days ago


  • Naya Plays
    Naya Plays 3 days ago

    One word:

  • Aiden 0318
    Aiden 0318 4 days ago

    Just tell your wife

  • Prehistoric Force
    Prehistoric Force 4 days ago

    Any Update On This?

  • • Silent Lia •
    • Silent Lia • 4 days ago

    Dont tell them. The wife might feel emmbarrased but then she might cry or even be mad! His son might feel broken because he spent time with this culture and he might felt like he gives up.

  • Minibud81 Content
    Minibud81 Content 4 days ago

    Do it it will be fine

  • Rashid Alkash
    Rashid Alkash 4 days ago

    Please don't do it he is your son

  • Honeyy Girl
    Honeyy Girl 4 days ago

    Don’t tell him

  • Madeliefje
    Madeliefje 4 days ago

    I would say it because it his right to know.

  • jorge martinez
    jorge martinez 5 days ago +3

    V and Jimin had a baby. 👶🏻What.The heck is going on? 😱🤭??????

  • Honey Butter
    Honey Butter 5 days ago

    What a twist😂

  • Madison R
    Madison R 5 days ago

    Yes, say the truth. But, if Justin loves China, he can love it! If he would rather keep learning Chinese or start learning Korean, it's up to him. I'm sure he'll always be happy with such loving parents!

  • Sabera Hansa
    Sabera Hansa 5 days ago

    The biggest screw up of my life

    School... noooo

  • Dyna Pierre
    Dyna Pierre 5 days ago

    His son deserves to know the truth

  • Kaden Productions Gaming

    So, what did he end up doing?

  • wolfin22
    wolfin22 5 days ago

    next time just raise them the way you were raised not how the biological family would.

  • Dream
    Dream 5 days ago

    Americans seeing Indians:
    Omg it’s a Chinese kid 你很黑诶

    • Surjo Ganguly
      Surjo Ganguly 5 days ago

      I'm of Indian descent, my parents are from India, but I was born in the USA.
      People think that I'm Japanese -_-

  • rui yi ong
    rui yi ong 6 days ago

    Hey. I am a chinese too you know😉

  • セイジ
    セイジ 6 days ago


  • kera`s channel
    kera`s channel 6 days ago


  • 唐亚辰
    唐亚辰 6 days ago

    He can learn Korean.Make friends to more people with different background.

  • Aracely Garcia
    Aracely Garcia 6 days ago

    He should tell his son and wife because one day maybe (not sure) his real parents might want to look for him and would get confused when trying to talk to him or something

  • CrazyKIDZtv !
    CrazyKIDZtv ! 6 days ago +1


  • Texting Stories
    Texting Stories 6 days ago

    Yes bc what if his real parents come to him and tell him hes going to be mad at you for not telling him and your wife also

  • Ma Phyu Nwe
    Ma Phyu Nwe 6 days ago


    Sorry but it was super funny.

  • Orange Lemon
    Orange Lemon 7 days ago

    Do it

  • Faith Hess
    Faith Hess 8 days ago

    this ones so sweet

  • Star Edward
    Star Edward 8 days ago

    Scur up wo

  • Leonardo Gamboa
    Leonardo Gamboa 8 days ago

    I Committed Scooter Ankle

    A C T U A L L Y H A P P E N E D

  • Aaliyah Talley
    Aaliyah Talley 8 days ago +1

    i relize im late but i think you should tell the wife then both of you tell the son then make him learn korean i can help ik korean

  • Doraemonfreak91
    Doraemonfreak91 8 days ago

    Sorry, but your situation is kinda hilarious

  • Katmandu Carl
    Katmandu Carl 8 days ago

    I think this guy should learn to read

  • Chiikies Adventures
    Chiikies Adventures 8 days ago

    You should know your true selt

  • Shine Shanjo
    Shine Shanjo 8 days ago

    David Should Tell Cause He's Son Is Korean He's Son Should Learn Korean That's What I Think

  • ROC :/
    ROC :/ 8 days ago

    Wow assuming he's chinese just because of his looks.

  • Katherine N. Tsawm
    Katherine N. Tsawm 8 days ago

    He should tell the truth to his son and wife so his son somehow could be kpop idol or something 😁

  • chucky who loves fnaf

    i farted

  • chucky who loves fnaf

    he should tell the truth or else he would think that your his real dad and mom if he tells him then he would be heart broken but at least he doesint think your hid parents

  • LDC Lady’s
    LDC Lady’s 9 days ago

    Yes because it would be right to and never give up with life

  • Shrishti Sinha
    Shrishti Sinha 9 days ago

    Am I the only one who laughed?

  • Jo Ndinga
    Jo Ndinga 9 days ago

    He should tell the truth

  • Kimora Stephens
    Kimora Stephens 10 days ago

    Your son deserves to know what culture he :-) :-) :-)

  • Omar world
    Omar world 10 days ago

    i didnt know it was like that
    but its ok we are all asians.

  • The Universe of Random Stuff

    David, you should tell your son. He has a right to know his origin. Besides, it's better to let him know this early. But just make sure he doesn't leave his Chinese life behind. It's good to know other countries, right??

  • Flurry Windy
    Flurry Windy 10 days ago

    Isn't he Justin from lanky box???

  • lalisita07
    lalisita07 11 days ago

    How many of you thought of kim taehyung and park jimin whi he kim and kim. A.R.M.Y❤❤❤😊😊

  • Starryking
    Starryking 11 days ago

    @ACTUALLY HAPPENED No, it wouldn't make them happy, it may make him unhappy for a while, but at least he won't pass it onto them.

  • Isabel Villarreal
    Isabel Villarreal 11 days ago

    Big oof

  • Jennifer Carroll-Lambert
    Jennifer Carroll-Lambert 12 days ago +2

    Because your not alone and need a happy life instead of a miserable life

  • Cami ThePotatoWolfx3
    Cami ThePotatoWolfx3 12 days ago

    One big OOF!

  • Alexandra Centeno
    Alexandra Centeno 13 days ago

    Said it

  • Dawn Fawn
    Dawn Fawn 13 days ago

    I think you should, and tell him if he wants to learn Korean he can

  • Samson Rogers
    Samson Rogers 13 days ago


  • MissEbone305
    MissEbone305 13 days ago

    Read my brother, read🇰🇷

  • Raja Rathika
    Raja Rathika 13 days ago +1

    There is still time for Justin.may be David can confess it and can change him accordingly to his customs. hit like it I was right was right

  • Delta 141
    Delta 141 14 days ago

    tell your son who lost the battle of yutlong and hell be sure to be korean

  • UndoneBoss
    UndoneBoss 14 days ago

    No *DONT TELL THEM* they will hate you and you will end up on the streets!

    Better be safe then sorry

    • AAN iya
      AAN iya 13 days ago

      not exactly safe... they'll probably find out anyway and wonder why he didn't tell them

  • Caitlyn Nerbonne
    Caitlyn Nerbonne 14 days ago

    Yes because if its his background he needs to know it

  • Malia Horvat
    Malia Horvat 14 days ago

    tell him.

  • Nimra Zaman
    Nimra Zaman 14 days ago

    i like south koren peopel

  • Teodora Koleva
    Teodora Koleva 14 days ago

    Just tell him somehow.....

  • Glitchy Biscuit
    Glitchy Biscuit 14 days ago

    Maybe this kid is watching this rn saying he was a mistake XD

  • Naya Plays
    Naya Plays 15 days ago

    im asian but im not CHINNESE

  • Little Wolfey
    Little Wolfey 16 days ago

    You should tell them because they should know (especially Justin)

  • Seed Schlingel
    Seed Schlingel 16 days ago

    Oh em jie

  • lemme smacc jimin's booty

    Probably Park Jimin and Kim Namjoon.

  • Tiyung Kim
    Tiyung Kim 16 days ago

    Poor Justin he could be a member of BTS just imagine Kim Justin 😹😹

  • jediUNI
    jediUNI 16 days ago

    I think his son just should know The truth.

  • • PixelChu! •
    • PixelChu! • 17 days ago

    I thought he screwed up by adopting a child....

  • Topheroofyeet
    Topheroofyeet 17 days ago

    Honestly shouldn’t even feel bad it was a mistake and u tried to put 2 and 2 together

  • iDare Gaming
    iDare Gaming 17 days ago

    The Chinese couple should’ve known that he was Korean not Chinese

  • Alice’s studio :3
    Alice’s studio :3 17 days ago

    I’m Korean..
    hmmmmmmm XD

  • Hailey Buss
    Hailey Buss 18 days ago

    As a Korean I am ROLLING at this how tf you mess up this bad bro this kids life is fucking over

  • Faeya Cymru
    Faeya Cymru 18 days ago +3

    On a side note, that's a little bit hilarious

  • wilson Jan
    wilson Jan 18 days ago

    what the, he should've ask before he had adopted him as his son

  • Kristen Gilot
    Kristen Gilot 19 days ago

    Well damn

  • Micah Bell
    Micah Bell 19 days ago

    @ACTUALLY HAPPENED That’s his decision

  • Bambi lol
    Bambi lol 19 days ago


  • Lily Graye's suga kookie

    did it not bother anyone else that they drew the Chinese people in this like their eyes were closed...?

  • Cezia Ramirez-De-Leon
    Cezia Ramirez-De-Leon 19 days ago

    hook me up with Justin

  • / Goodman
    / Goodman 19 days ago

    why did I laugh so much

  • Violet the Killer09
    Violet the Killer09 19 days ago

    Im half Chinese,Korea and arab well...