Woman Wants to Meet Her 'Daughter' After Giving Up Parental Rights: Selfish or Just Curious? 😮

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A woman in her 40s finds herself in a moral dilemma after discovering her biological daughter on social media. Years ago, she had a one-night stand with a man named Nathan, which resulted in an unplanned pregnancy. They agreed that she would give birth and sign away her parental rights, with Nathan taking full responsibility for raising the child. Now, she's curious about the life of the 17-year-old girl she brought into the world and wants to meet her. However, Nathan is not on board with the idea, calling her an 'asshole' for wanting to know his daughter after 'abandoning' her.

The Unplanned Pregnancy 🤰

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Losing Contact 👋

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A Surprising Discovery 🕵️‍♀️

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The Daughter's Life 🌟

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A Request to Meet 💬

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Nathan's Response 🚫

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Questioning Her Actions 🤔

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Update: Reflection and Understanding 🌈

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A Possible Future Meeting 🤞

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A Conflict Resolved and a Door Left Open 🚪

After seeking advice, the woman decides to reach out to Nathan's wife, who is understanding and agrees to discuss the possibility of a future meeting with their daughter. While admitting her selfishness, the woman is grateful for the chance to make amends and hopes for a positive outcome. Now, it's time to hear what others think about this complex situation. 💭

Offering to meet bio daughter is a sensitive topic. NAH.

salmonberrycreek | salmonberrycreek

OP's selfish curiosity could be traumatic for her abandoned daughter. YTA 😮

Smart-Bake713 | Smart-Bake713

Woman wants to meet daughter she gave up for adoption: YTA.

VinnyCapistrano | VinnyCapistrano

Giving up parental rights doesn't mean you can be selfish. YTA 🙄

000-Hotaru_Tomoe | 000-Hotaru_Tomoe

OP wants to meet her daughter for selfish reasons. Obvious YTA 😒

OK_LK | OK_LK

Reaching out to your 'daughter' just out of curiosity? YTA 😑

Nessie51 | Nessie51

Giving up parental rights means giving up the title. 🚫

heatherlincoln | heatherlincoln

Commenter criticized for wanting to meet 'daughter' after giving up rights 🙄

Zombiequeen350 | Zombiequeen350

Woman wants credit for a daughter she gave up. YTA? 😮

SoupSandwich15 | SoupSandwich15

Respect her decision and let her seek you out later 🙏

ObjectiveLonely7923 | ObjectiveLonely7923

Advice for a woman considering meeting her biological daughter.

crazybicatlady86 | crazybicatlady86

Don't be selfish, respect her privacy and leave her alone 🚫

Remarkable_Buyer4625 | Remarkable_Buyer4625

Commenter calls out selfish behavior, receives agreement from reply.

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Respect your child's choice, it's not about you 👫

karenna89 | karenna89

Respect the child's choice, wait for her to reach out 🙏

unilateralhope | unilateralhope

Don't blow up her life. Respect her choice. 🚫

Bitter-Conflict-4089 | Bitter-Conflict-4089

Abandoned child's mother wants to meet her now. Commenters say YTA.

Realistic-Froyo2395 | Realistic-Froyo2395

Woman wants to meet daughter she gave up, but commenters say leave her alone. YTA.

Aylauria | Aylauria

Commenter calls out woman for wanting to meet 'daughter' post giving up rights: YTA

LiolaCharm | LiolaCharm

Don't be the a**hole, respect his decision and move on 🙏

IamNotTheMama | IamNotTheMama

Regretful mother denied meeting 'daughter'. YTA for pushing it. 🙄

CraftyPumpkin1861 | CraftyPumpkin1861

Reconnecting with a biological child after giving up rights? Wait until 18 🙌

StereoOnCookingBacon | StereoOnCookingBacon

Woman gave up rights, now wants to meet 'daughter'. YTA. 🤷‍♀️

HunterDangerous1366 | HunterDangerous1366

Is the woman's desire to meet her 'daughter' selfish or curious? 🤔

panlevap | panlevap

Commenter accuses woman of narcissism for wanting to meet 'daughter'

Throwawaydaughter555 | Throwawaydaughter555

Don't be selfish, respect her privacy. 🚫 YTA

RemoteImportance9 | RemoteImportance9

Asking to meet your 'daughter' after giving up rights? NAH.

BPDpartners | BPDpartners

Don't overstep boundaries, let the dad handle it. 🙏

Sensitive_Coconut339 | Sensitive_Coconut339

Commenter thinks the woman is selfish for wanting to meet daughter

Lazuli_Rose | Lazuli_Rose

Commenter calls out selfish motives for wanting to meet 'daughter' 🚫

Somnitree | Somnitree

Respect the adoptive parents, but passive search may be okay 🙏

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Former mother seeks to meet 'daughter' after giving up rights. Delicate situation.

MadelynnSienna | MadelynnSienna

Abandoning a baby and wanting to meet 17 years later? YTA 😑

chill_stoner_0604 | chill_stoner_0604

Giving up parental rights doesn't give you the right to return 😮

heathertidwell7 | heathertidwell7

Commenter calls out selfishness of wanting to meet 'aborted' daughter.

Censorstinyd | Censorstinyd

Curiosity killed the cat, but is it worth the risk? 🤔

msdu5276769 | msdu5276769

Commenter calls out selfish curiosity, deems YTA but misguided 🤔

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Don't hurt her more. She's just a child 😢

graceainsworth | graceainsworth

Commenter calls out woman for being entitled and selfish. 🤔

bearbear407 | bearbear407

Former mother wants to meet 'daughter', but respect sole parent's decision. 🙏

Leather-Platypus-11 | Leather-Platypus-11

Respect her dad's wishes and let her come to you 🙏

notachickwithadick | notachickwithadick

Don't be selfish, YTA. Respect her boundaries and leave her be. 🚫

CoCoSunny33 | CoCoSunny33

Respecting boundaries while acknowledging daughter's autonomy 👏

Expression-Little | Expression-Little

Respect boundaries. Don't force yourself back into her life. 🚫

chouchoubleu | chouchoubleu

Giving up parental rights means respecting the father's decisions. 🙏

fanficmilf6969 | fanficmilf6969

Adoptee shares perspective, hopes mother and daughter can connect. 😢

acton_bell_13 | acton_bell_13

Don't be a tease, YTA. Meeting and leaving is cruel. 😞

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Woman wants to meet 'daughter' after giving up rights 😮

KkSquish17 | KkSquish17

Giving up parental rights: a tough decision with consequences. 🤔

CatelinaBaylorfan | CatelinaBaylorfan

Respect the father's wishes, don't be a 'Disney Mom'. YWBTA 🚫

Competitive-Action80 | Competitive-Action80

Is meeting her 'daughter' just a selfish curiosity? 🤔

Used_Mark_7911 | Used_Mark_7911

Respect adopted children's autonomy and feelings. 🙏

Consistent-Fox3652 | Consistent-Fox3652

Respect her boundaries, don't force a meeting. 🙏

sonicblue217 | sonicblue217

Respect boundaries and ask politely to meet your 'daughter'. 🙏

Intelligent_Stop5564 | Intelligent_Stop5564

Commenter calls out selfishness, advises therapy, and respecting daughter's choice.

DutchgirlOB | DutchgirlOB

Commenter calls out woman for wanting to force meeting with child

darjeelincat | darjeelincat

Giving up parental rights but wanting to satisfy curiosity? YTA 😑

Amazing_Cranberry344 | Amazing_Cranberry344

Giving up parental rights: curious or selfish? NTA or not?

Guilty_Hunter9304 | Guilty_Hunter9304

Former parent seeks reunion with 'daughter', but receives negative response.

ExcellentAccount6816 | ExcellentAccount6816

User deemed selfish for wanting to meet 'daughter'. 🙄

phelodough | phelodough

No harm in being curious, but respect the father's authority. 🙏

the_trauma_trolley | the_trauma_trolley

Don't hide, let her find you! YTA 😒

Critical-Joke-597 | Critical-Joke-597

Bio mother wants to meet 'daughter' after giving up rights. Commenters disagree.

Amarsis | Amarsis

Abandoning parental rights and then wanting to meet? YTA 🤪

Alternative-Rub-7445 | Alternative-Rub-7445

Don't ruin a great life just to satisfy your curiosity. YTA 😒

CatAgony | CatAgony

Abandoning your child and wanting to meet her now? YTA 😑

Cold-Confection4139 | Cold-Confection4139

Commenter receives harsh judgement for not wanting to meet.

ComplexDessert | ComplexDessert

Respect her boundaries and let her decide if she's curious 🙏

Last_Caterpillar8770 | Last_Caterpillar8770

Commenter calls out selfish behavior in giving up parental rights.

CraigBybee | CraigBybee

Woman wants to reconnect with 'daughter' after giving up rights 🤔

Slow_Orange_239 | Slow_Orange_239

Support for NTA who wants to meet 'daughter' in future 🤝

AGirlInTheCityy | AGirlInTheCityy

Important question raised about disclosure of biological mother. 🤔

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Commenter advises against seeking out 'daughter', calls OP selfish. 🚫

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