MY ADOPTION STORY


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Hey guys! Most of you may know that I was adopted, but I never really talk about it. I am hoping sharing my story can help someone else that may be struggling with a similar situation. If you have any questions for me, just let me know in the comments below. Subscribe! />Official Site: /> JOIN SNOOKI'S REWARD PROGRAM! /> CONNECT WITH SNOOKI: TWITTER: />FACEBOOK: />INSTAGRAM: />PINTEREST: /> Nicole Elizabeth "Snooki" Polizzi is an American reality television personality who is best known for being a cast member of the MTV reality show Jersey Shore. For more up-to-date-news on the reality star, visit her official website:



Michelle Morera
Do you think your birth parents & siblings watched you on Jersey Shore?!
Gloria Estopinan
Snooki you are so strong. Not a lot of adopted kids are as strong minded as you. And that’s sad. I’m glad your heart is happy 😃
Gianna J
Many newborn babies were stolen and sold in false adoptions by the corrupt Chilean government under the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet from the years 1973 to 1990. I highly encourage you to look into finding your birth parents if you are an adopted Chilean born during that time, as there is actually a very real chance that your birth parents NEVER placed you for adoption. Since the end of the dictatorship, many Chilean parents have come forward and said that the hospitals took their babies from them against their will and the babies were never seen again. Watch "Children of Chile" a documentary about Chile's broken adoption system and all of the children stolen from loving families during this era.
Stephanie Galindo
Idk if you’re into history but have you ever thought about how Pinochet was still the dictator in Chile when you were born. At this time they would take the children from the people opposing him (or desaparecidos), and giving them to adoption agencies. Have you ever thought of finding the agency your parents used and figuring out if you were taken from your mom illegally? Maybe she’s been looking for you but has no where to start... idk just a thought.
MzJazzy
Imagine snooki with a Spanish accent how funny would that be Lol
Daniela Minervini
Although your Chilean, I see you as Italian! You’re one of us at heart
scott s
Being adopted from Chile as well, maybe you should look up some of our history? I grew up in Long Island, by an Italian family as well... I never wanted to know about my mom and dad as well, until I found out more about the Chilean government was selling babies for adoption... maybe you should read up about OUR CULTURE AND WHAT HAPPENED TO OUR PEOPLE! 15,000 people went missing, maybe you should make sure what really happened... I relate to you very much, but to me that story sounds familiar with either ur parents we missing against the dictator Pinochet, please don’t think your in for a rude awakening with what couple of happened with your birth parents... I hope that they are ok and still alive, and if you meet them, I hope it’s everything you dreamed of
Geneva Granados
Never would have guessed. Yes you did not look like your parents, but you can pass for an Italian lol
Alex Gilbert
Nicole Polizzi this is an incredible story! I was adopted from Russia and into New Zealand when I was two years old. I found my birth parents in 2013. I traced them down using Social Media. Different for me is that my birth father didn't know I existed. Your video is inspiring not only for me but for others adoptees around the world. My channel is all about my meeting with my birth parents. My birth father I have a video about and also a video with me meeting my birth mother. Thanks Nicole for sharing this. I am now continuing to help others adopted around the world with my own Facebook Page 'I'm Adopted'. Thank you Nicole!
Kahliimah
My friend's sister is chilean born in the 80s and was stolen from her birth parents as a kid. Their parents never new until they researched it. They thought they were saving a kid from a poor family. Turns out she was stolen from a hospital and sold to an adoption agency. They met their birth parents and apparently it was the hardest, most emotional experience especially for the birth parents because they weren't even able to communicate with her as she didn't know Spanish. Please take some time to see if this is the same situation for you as you were born right when it was at its peak. Especially because the story of why your birth parents gave you up literally mirrors the story my friend's family were told.
S S
If you do meet them please film it!!
Carolina Silva
Maybe your adoption was illegal...try to do an investigation, Chile its not a country that you can adopt so easy, many chilean families are waiting for an adoption now and in the past too, in your time perhaps was because the dictatorship, everything was illegal and many babies were stolen✌✌
Shitty Glasses
We love a Chitalian shishter
BwanaLana _
You were probably stolen when you were born....and sold for a cheap price to some rich Italian Americans.....if your adoptive parents aren't open to telling you the truth and you're 30, they're HIDING SOMETHING SNOOK.
Blue Lion tv
You should try to find your birth family before its too late
Quick-Sword Ilena
I get why your mom doesnt like you asking about your birth family but i feel like that isnt the right attitude to have about it just cause they are still the reason you were born so to be curious about it is totally normal
Rosario Uribe
Come to Chile Nicole!! I am you Chilean fan dude ❤️❤️🇨🇱 there’s a lot of cool places to visit, also you kids would love the country!!
N DiMasi
I feel you. I'm adopted from Chile too and grew up Italian. It takes a lot to talk about. Remember our parents choose us and gave us a great life.
Aisha Lewis
Enjoyed your video. Would love to see a vlog of you finding your birth parents.
Kate Dubbs
I think if you or MTV funded a series or special about you finding your biological family in Chile, it would be really interesting!
Ulysse Hwang Fam
Oh wow I had no idea ! So cool cause me and my fiancé are adopted too 😘❤️
penyou
Most Chileans and Argentinians have Italian ancestry so she most likely have Italian genes still...
Jaznut j
Would love to see a video of you doing an ancestry DNA result, I'm almost positive it would come back that you are 65% or more Native American and the rest is a mixture of European countries (due to colonization etc.) If you made a vlog on you going down to chile and meeting your birth family I think I'd cry hysterically and rewatch it 1,000,000 times. Oh pleasee share with us if you ever do! 💛💛💛
Debra Bond
Before you leave this world you should go and look for them, because its always good to know where you came from; especially if you don't know where you are going in this life ok! So once you find them and you met them than you will know where your going to in life, because you have found where you come from ok dear. And if I was was your adoptive parents they should support you in finding them unless they know more than they're telling you.
Lt. Dan’s Legs
Snooki has come a long ways from her jersey shore days.
Maelyn _
I relate so much! I’ve never really found anyone with a similar experience. I was adopted from China, but America is all I know. I always knew I was adopted bc my family is white. And I wished for so long that I could be white and fit in (I’m literally the only Asian in my entire school). It took me a while but I’ve come to the conclusion that I just need to embrace it. I can’t hide my past, me being adopted has shaped the person that I am today. And of course I have thoughts about my birth parents ALL the time. And I have nothing but love for them. They sacrificed their own selfishness for my happiness and I will be forever grateful. The whole situation is a blessing and a curse. Luckily, the good (my supportive, loving family; the roof above my head; my chance at an education; and SO much more) out weighs the bad by a land slide :) It’s just refreshing to hear someone talk about the same thoughts and experiences I’ve been through. Thank you for sharing! If anyone has questions about adoption please don’t be afraid to ask. I’m more than happy to answer your questions!
Kara A
Ok u felt a sibling void because u weren't really an only child. You already had siblings and they probably loved you. They probably wonder about you everyday. Maybe they even remember when your bio parents had to give you up and are still haunted by it. I think it bothers you more than you realize but you've learned to suppress it. As someone who was reconnected with their bio dad at age 39, trust me, it's not going to go away and it's worth it to get closure. I bet you have awesome siblings out there! And as a mom now, wouldn't it be so awesome to meet the woman who carried you for 9 months and have birth to you?
Jake Rises
Do you plan on also adopt ?
A New Love Official
I hope you find your biological parents one day because they are part of who you are today. Even if they didn't raise you as their child but still, you are lucky enough that they think about your bright future. No parents would want to let go of their children but I think they have a very good reason for doing it and that is very heartbreaking .
LeBron James
She finally grew up huh
breanna hicks
When she said she didn’t have time I feel like that way her saying she wasn’t comfortable with it yet and maybe she was pushed to talk ab meeting them, this could just be me looking too far into things but Nicole just know you don’t have to do anything or publicize it if it makes you uncomfortable or if it’s too personal I love that you’re so open about you’re life and everything with your fans but you can always just have things for yourself girl! ❤️ As I said though I could be wrong here I’m just showing some support and letting you know your fans are happy as long as you are.
Lauraaa
I thought I was content with my adoptive father (my parents divorced and I never really got to know my adoptive mother) but even though he had good intentions, I was shipped off to boarding school, I missed out on my childhood with him and I too was an only child. Thankfully no one bullied me for being adopted but I missed out on having a mum, siblings and family who just looked like me (I'm asian and my a-dad is white). The rest of my a-fam weren't exactly sensitive to it all either, always going on about how one would grow up looking so much like someone else in the family. I felt neglected. I grew up not being Asian enough for the asian students in school and I wasn't white enough for the white students either... it was a very isolating time for me. I also got separation anxiety because we moved around so much and I would create such tight bonds with mother role figures (nannies etc) this was when I much younger (before boarding) and this shit really affects you (it is cruel to separate a child from their mother - this is trauma!). I don't think my a-dad was fit enough to look after me on his own and I resented him for a long time, I've had depression since I was 17 and when I was 19, my bio sister found me on Facebook... I couldn't even speak their language because I was robbed of my culture. I am still hurting and I thought I would be healed after meeting my bio-fam... it just opened more wounds as so much info was held back from me growing up (a-dad lied about knowing my bio-parents names etc.) I'm completely against adoption now and I support preserving families instead; if you want to help out a child, you gotta help their family stay together to avoid trauma that adoption brings. I know a lot of adoptees feel the same and there are adoptees with happy endings, which is great but the adoption system is really fucked, we are not catalogue babies to satsify a rich white familie's needs.
Daniela Palomares
I really hope u get to communicate with ur birth family ❤️
Justin Stewart
I like your hair up ... great look
Lexie Wilson
"Would I still be this hot mess? Just in Spanish? Probably." HAHAHA That made me LOL! Loved this chica! Love you! Thanks for being so honest about this! I want to adopt in the next few years so I applaud your parents for spreading love and taking you home. <3
Angela Dixon
You look Indian tho from Bali
Jordana Lenihan
My grandparents are from Santiago Chile 🇨🇱
Daniela Morales, CNMT
Hi Snooki! Love you!! I'm from Chile too and came to the states at 6 months as well. If you need a interpreter when you meet your birth family, I'd love to help! ❤️🇨🇱
Raquel Navas
hablas español??????????
Veronica Wang
Omg please do a video meeting them!!!
Eliudys Gonzalez
Beautiful🤗💖👍
Nicki Goldberg
I had pretty much the same situation as you growing up knowing I was adopted, being super content with it, and loving my family. The only difference is my parents know who my biological parents were, turns out they were only 16 when they had me. After growing more in more interested (especially about who I looked like!!!) when I turned 18 I flew to Texas (from NY) to meet them, and it was the greatest experience of my life. I had developed a newfound respect for them for loving me so much and giving me the life that they did with my amazing family. Definitely meet them if you get the chance! It filled a void in my life that I didn’t even know I had ❤️
Aamber Castillo
I hate that I’m barley seeing this. My brother & I was adopted as well. He was jus a little baby and I was 4 years old . I always wondered about my birth parents. I’m 27 now and I talk too my birth mom everyday and I write & visit my dad. I also keep contact with my foster parent. If anybody else was adopted feel free too ask me questions:)
María Ah
Amo Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱 ¡súper chido que creciste en una familia con amor!
lauren ralph
You have such a great attitude about being adopted and I love how you said I don't like saying adopted parents they are my parents. Nicole ur such a loving person and very nurturing. Love ❤️ u girl keep being you you rock luv🎉🎉🎉
Leilani Lee
If you're happy with the family you grew up with and believe it was fate, then be careful who you let into your life now simply because of biology and curiosity. More often then not, meeting bio family isn't the happy ending you see in the movies once the excitement settles. Instead it opens wounds that were better off left alone. If I could undo meeting mine I would in a heartbeat. But you can't un-open Pandoras Box after the fact. Be careful what you wish for. There may be consequences you don't see coming. Every situation is unique. Adoption is naturally riddled with difficult questions but with no easy answers. Sometimes it truly is better to let sleeping dogs lie.
David Werner
A 13 year old boy and 11 year old girl were playing "house" one day she got preg and Hi im the result. I was put upp for adoption and i was adopted 7 times and returned each time i had Colic really bad and drove people nuts. So my grandad adopted me. My oldest adoptive brother... My real dad. He was worried he would have to "marry a slut like my mother" if people found out who i really was so he left me for dead in mexico, i was 3 years old. I was snatched and sold for dope to a cartel in san juanico Baja Del Sur. I was raped beaten so badly my back was broken. I survived 8-9 months locked in a shed naked with nothing. Until the day i killed my abuser. I am the gringo that wouldnt die.
Abigail Vasquez
Snook, i love u, ive been watching u on Jersey shore,i love all of u guys, n yes id like to ask how u just how u dealt with being adopted n knowing that u werent kin to ur parents now..... I absolutely adore u, n i would love ur advice..... #snookiforever
Mary-Anne Delaney
Beware. You may get bombarded by siblings and parents for money.
VapeVixen
What an awesome video... I'm a birth mother, I had a set of twins I gave up for adoption from their birth, I made this decision like your birth parents did because I had a 1 1/2 old daughter already ( same baby daddy ) and he was a loser and we weren't financially set to raise 3 kids... the process was interesting ( not sure how it worked for your birth parents in Chile ) but I went to the adoption agency and they had me look through catalogs of prospective families ( which still to this day sounds so odd to me, like hey here's a Sears catalog pick a family ) and I was to choose 3 families to meet, there were tons of criteria ( like they filled out questionnaires and gave bios and provided pics ) that I had to sift through, I found 3 I thought sounded like couples I'd like to raise the twins, then I went home, next day the adoption agency called saying a new couple had just come in and in their bio they requested twins if possible, so I said sure I'll meet them, day after that I went to the agency ( I had brought my daughter as I wanted to see how they vibed around her ) and met them, I was waiting in this room and the worker came in with the couple, it felt weird but we started asking each other questions and not but a few minutes in my daughter ran over to the guy and hopped on his lap and he just beamed... they left and I said to the worker they're the ones... If you'd like to chat more about this process I went through or the months leading to birth or the birth or fast forward 23 yrs to today what life is like as in the relationship I have or don't have with each of the twins feel free to comment here or msg me email me whatever it is you need love.
crazycatlady1313
My best friend was adopted. I knew her since I was 6 and I'm 57. She always talked about her real family ( her adopted family weren't that nice). Anyway I researched and found her family for her. She met her Mum and Dad who had given up 8 siblings. Then she had 3 more kids gave them away and had 3 more who she kept. Needless to say her experience was not a good one. But it did answer questions she had.
penyou
Reach out to Ancestry! They have that TLC show who do you think you are. Also I think you still have Italian genes because of the Italian immigrants in Chile.
smelli
Micki minach
Katame
Your so much better then you were on jersey shore
Elise Marie
I loved this. I'm adopted too. I was adopted when I was a newborn because, like you, my birth parents couldn't afford me and they weren't truly in a position to have a child. Fast froward 27 years later and my birth mom contacted me. I did some research and found that my birth father passed away, but I've had email communication with my birth mother. This all happened in California, but because of the communication, I've learned that I am of Peruvian descent.
ytussiy
I need a video where you meet your birth family!
Rudi Gr
This is Snooki?
Heather J
When you post a storytime & everyone starts saying you were stolen or kidnapped lol. no that would be crazy if so, but I'm sure she knows her parents well enough to know they didn't steal or illegally buy her.
Tyler Buttery
If you ever see this Nicole. Do the DNA Kit & Who do you think you are? Show Whatever info you know about your birth parents would help the people find out more about you & your birth mom and dad ect!! I think you find it interesting.
Nataly Castillo
Te amo nicole❤️ Eres la mejor❤️❤️
Sandii LovesU
Yes definitely do a vlog on meeting you're birth parents I can't wait to see it 💕🔥
Sairve Two
Thanks for sharing. This gave me a new perspective on you. You’ve mature and seem like a good woman.
livingbettertherapy
Who dares wins. Love dares and wins.
Catalina l
siempre te he amado, saludos desde Chile
francisca adasme gutierrez
Im Chilean and i have yo say, you do look Chilean, a beautiful one, ill be great if you meet them, ill be happy to be your translator! Actually in Chile the language its very particular. Love you!!
Lourdes Jack
Chile 🇨🇱 is such a poor country, it’s a wonderful story you got adopted by a good family
Msrandom
You're amazing i would hate for them to fake love you because you're famous I know it sounds shady sorry I freaking think you're awesome
ζαρα Ιωάννα
Knowing the only reason your birth parents were forced to give you up was financial I'm surprised that alone hasn't made you want to track them down. They made the ultimate sacrifice to guarantee you a secure future & now your in a position where you could change their lives. Have you ever had the desire to find out if you can help them out? The cost of living in Chile is a drop in the ocean in comparison to the states so you're U.S dollar would go far. The money it would cost you to get them on their feet given your circumstances you wouldn't even notice it had left your account. For example $15,000 to an under privileged household in Chile would be like winning the lottery. One of the cars you drive is 6 times that amount. Something to think about Snooks. I think it's safe to say they know nothing about her finding fame & fortune though because someone within the family would have hit her up by now.
DayByDayOG
Hey Snooks...I'm adopted as well 😊 I did get some information about my birth parents and actually talk to some of my birth family...I know what you mean with all the questions...who do I look like? Who has my laugh, eyes, etc. Sadly, my birth mother had passed away a couple years before I found where she was so I'll never get the chance to meet her. You should definitely consider at least meeting them...I would give anything if my birth mother was still alive and I could meet her. And know, we were chosen and our birth mother's did what they had to to give us a better life. I am so blessed and grateful and I know you are too ☺️
Olivia Sonnhalter
Transracial adoptee pride 💖
David Sastre
Is it nurture or nature..?
Nico Luengo
Nicole!! I’m Chilean and I live in Santiago. I would totally help you find them and be your interpreter! I speak english and spanish! Hehe ♥️ Thank you for talking about this! And I can totally the see the inner chilean in your personality 😍 🇨🇱
Holly Auyeung
I always felt like my foster family was my family :)
Jessica Trasvina
I'm so happy that you grew up in a loving household!
Lisa Martinez
Snooki some things and people should just be left in your past there is a reason why God permitted you to not know who your birth family is. You really don't want to open a can of worms you may not know what's hidden in that past and how negative it can impact your life now you don't know what demons and that Pandora's Box your opening some doors are just meant to keep closed do not let your curiosity get the best of you and steal the gift that God has given you. if you go back to that passed and you connect to people that you were never meant to be connected to in the first place then you're going to have a world of problems in your life just leave it alone and leave them alone.
eclipse
I wish I was adopted
Earls Family Vlogs
Takes so much courage to be vulnerable - thank you!
Andrea Csécsei
I adore you Snooki, really I do! But please stop to use silicone!!! I tell you as a big sister! ;-)
Catherine Sofia
Thanks for sharing! We just adopted a baby boy and it’s nice to get some insight into how he may feel later
kayti palmer
Do it asap ! You could be missing out on some great years with your sibs
Melinda Joy
We just went to court to adopt our third this morning. Love coming across this video today!
Jeannie Guel
I think it’s a void you will always have till you meet them . Good for you and share when you do . 🥰
Kimberly Martinez
What if you were never adopted but abducted from your parents, maybe that's why they won't talk about it. Your parents may still be looking or wondering where you are. Just a thought 🤔❤️
melissa aedo
Well, im chilean, if someday you want to come to chile, maybe a can help a little bit with the spanglish thing hahah ♡
BigKahoola
Lol your adopted
Kylie Roth
“I got my dad drunk” sorry that was funny
Tatum Grace
I've always wanted to adopt. I do plan to in the future, it's always been something I've talked about even when I was little. My mom told me stories of how I would talk about adopting a baby. I plan to try to adopt maybe when in 30. I want to have a baby myself but I even thought about adopting siblings to keep familiestogether. I also have been learning ASL(American sign Language) and I'm currently in school to be a Special Education major and maybe open my home to a child with special needs.
Everything Star Wars
I think you should find out about your biological parents and siblings. Why not? You may regret that later in life if you don’t. Your on your own so your parents should not be upset by that. You have every right. Very interesting. Your the best Snooki !!
Natalia RH
Subtítulos por favor 😂🙏
JJ Squirdle Supastar
Snooks your awesome, continued success and blessings
Emily Boyle
Please visit your birth parents that would be so amazing. All your fans that care about you would love it. Love to see you in another element. That is so beautiful. Xo couldi💕
Luigi Botta
¡Que Bonita chilena! 😍😘🇨🇱
Paz Garrido
No le entendi ni verga :v
Angel Dively
I'm adopted too! And it's just like you said. I always knew. I wasn't told the truth until I was 8 .. but I knew. My family treated me so differently compared to my brother. I couldn't talk about it with my Dad either because he would get upset. He would say, "Bullshit! I'm your Dad." End of conversation. I did end up meeting my bio family! And I will admit... it was a huge disappointment. So I wish I would have kept my expectations more realistic or lower. As an adult now (32) I can put things into prospective. And I dont keep contact with my biological family for many reasons.. and I still have contact with my Dad. Because he really is my Dad.
Norma Jean
Snooki needs to contact TLC Producers n find her birth family
Eugene
I’m literally going through the same thing right now I’m 32 I’m very family orientated.. Constantly around my family my mom and dad has been together for 39 years .. And the day after Christmas 12/26/2018 When some random girl was writing me asking me do I know who my dad is sending me pictures of my dad asking me do I know him and found out long story short that I was adopted two days after being born I’ve been crying and not sure how to feel and what to do it’s been a crazy couple days for me I have been searching for a stories and videos. Very stressful to find out that I was adopted and not knowing anything questioning everything ..
Klove The Lou
Wow. I did not know that.. Ok..👏👏👏👏👏💗 still beautiful cutural connections
Vannia Cuervo
I can see why your mom would be iffy. My husband was also adopted and of his 3 sisters the youngest 2 are also adopted and as soon as they got in contact with their Bio mom they don't speak to their mom anymore. It's kinda sad because I also wanted to adopt until they started doing that and now I'm scared.
Glenda David
Sweetie I think Adopted Children are even more special because they are chosen. My Husband is adopted and he is very happy and he loves his parents as much as I love mine, I see no difference at all! Don't worry about the past keep moving forward Snooki, Look how wonderfully happy you are, focus on positive energy :)
Felixander
I love Snooki she reminds me of that one girl you can always talk to about anything