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:



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Michelle Morera
Do you think your birth parents & siblings watched you on Jersey Shore?!
Isaac and Steph Austin
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.
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.
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
Daniela Minervini
Although your Chilean, I see you as Italian! You’re one of us at heart
MzJazzy
Imagine snooki with a Spanish accent how funny would that be Lol
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 😃
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!
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✌✌
Lola Bolarianista
If you do meet them please film it!!
Sweetness 35
Loved this! I can relate, I too was adopted from Santiago Chile at the age of 6months. When Jersey Shore first aired a lot of people told me I looked like you. And when you said you don't speak Spanish and failed it 3 times, I couldn't believe it, so did I! Not saying we are related but I just think it's so neat how similar some aspects of our lives are. Your a beautiful girl, thank you for sharing your story 💜
Shitty Glasses
We love a Chitalian shishter
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.
Sha Rosee
Hot mess but in spanish 😂😂😂 so cardi b
Blue Lion tv
You should try to find your birth family before its too late
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.
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!
Donald R. DeChicco
Snooki has come a long ways from her jersey shore days.
Aisha Lewis
Enjoyed your video. Would love to see a vlog of you finding your birth parents.
Ulysse Hwang Fam
Oh wow I had no idea ! So cool cause me and my fiancé are adopted too 😘❤️
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! 💛💛💛
Eliudys Gonzalez
Beautiful🤗💖👍
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!
Jordana Lenihan
My grandparents are from Santiago Chile 🇨🇱
Sandii LovesU
Yes definitely do a vlog on meeting you're birth parents I can't wait to see it 💕🔥
HENRY THE RC CAR
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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 🤔❤️
María Ah
Amo Santiago, Chile 🇨🇱 ¡súper chido que creciste en una familia con amor!
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
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 .
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 ❤️
Micky Sanchez
U r adopted and there is nothing wrong with that, your Genetic trade is not Italian but it doesn't matter. if your family loves u....
Jake Rises
Do you plan on also adopt ?
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.
Miss Happy
Great video...😄😍🤗many blessings to you🙂
Mary-Anne Delaney
Beware. You may get bombarded by siblings and parents for money.
livingbettertherapy
Who dares wins. Love dares and wins.
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.
Daniela Palomares
I really hope u get to communicate with ur birth family ❤️
Fj Francois
Spooky!? 😳
Justin Stewart
I like your hair up ... great look
smelli
Micki minach
Samantha Zimmerman
People are so surprised that you were adopted and are not Italian. If memory serves me correct, it was the 1st Season Of Jersey Shore you mentioned it. Possibly the 2nd season. Girl, you're amazing! I've been with you all since season 1! I almost feel as if I grew up with you guys!! Loved the Reunion and can't wait til August when you guys are back on MTV!!! God Bless ❣️❣️❣️❣️
David Sastre
Is it nurture or nature..?
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
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.
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.
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.
Maria Castellanos
Almost exactly same story as mine!❤️ I totally know what you mean by you just knew that you were adopted . And being content with your life/parents now.😘
Katame
Your so much better then you were on jersey shore
Andrea Csécsei
I adore you Snooki, really I do! But please stop to use silicone!!! I tell you as a big sister! ;-)
moon
I wish I was adopted
Sanjith Kumar
One mans trash is another mans treasure.
Jessica Trasvina
I'm so happy that you grew up in a loving household!
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 😍 🇨🇱
Brittani Bamrick
I definitely think adoption is amazing. Idk what life has in mind for me but I've always wanted to adopt my own children if I were to choose to have children. Seriously, ask my grandma and she'll tell you that when I was 3 years old I would say "I don't want a husband or a wife. I just want to adopt babies by myself." 23 years later and my view is still pretty much the same lol. Andwho, I know you said your parents don't really talk about it, so if you can't really answer this then I understand. But what was the adoption process like for your parents? How did it differ adopting from another country versus from the US? What kind of paperwork had to go into citizenship issues and what not? How many years did this processing span?
Holly Auyeung
I always felt like my foster family was my family :)
Olivia Sonnhalter
Transracial adoptee pride 💖
LeBron James
She finally grew up huh
Rudi Gr
This is Snooki?
DAYbyDAYdreamer
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 ☺️
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
M Cognetta
I always said u were my best friend in my head for some reason I never knew why I liked u so much on TV but now I know! It’s crazy we have the same life almost- I was adopted at 5 months to an Italian family and I’m an only child. Especially being raised by Italians and all of the ways they are that are so much of who I am, I hated for so long when ppl wild say “oh you’re not Really Italian” I mean I know more than Anyone that who u are as a person really is shaped more by who raised you rather than genes. And I never wanted to meet my other family either and always got a lot of crazy questions about that, that would really irritate me- like when ppl say “your real mother or father” Fuk that my parents are my real parents and only other adopted ppl really understand this. Thank you for sharing your story!! The one question I had is (I have 4 children) when my kids were born I had a little bit of grieveing, I guess you could say, because I knew that my babies don’t love me just because “I’m mom” u know what I mean I knew that if I were to disappear I wouldn’t really mean much to them, and for some reason that part was hard for me - I felt my friends that were moms took that for granted like they felt their kids loved them just because they had them and they were “mom” and I knew deep down that wasn’t true and it was about the time you put in...I don’t know if that makes sense, but did you ever feel a little sad about that? Like knowing if for whatever reason your kids weren’t with you they would just move on basically (I feel like u though I could have NEVER gave any of mine up) but basically u have to earn your title as a parent and I don’t think a lot of ppl understand this ;) just curious if u felt anything similar to that when your first was born it’s extra emotional for adoptees;)
Melinda Joy
We just went to court to adopt our third this morning. Love coming across this video today!
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
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?
phily jr
You may be Chilean, but you're America's sweetheart. In a dirty little nasty sweetheart kind of way. Kiss the Kuka, whoop whoop.😛
kori kitty
you are so beautiful. I can't wait to adopt a child in the future. ❤
The MAD ROBLOX, and other games!
Wait..is she from jersey shore?
Raquel Navas
hablas español??????????
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 ♡
Veronica Wang
Omg please do a video meeting them!!!
Lourdes Jack
Chile 🇨🇱 is such a poor country, it’s a wonderful story you got adopted by a good family
TOM CRUZ
If they did not adopt you probably end up as a whore Lol
Tor Tilla
Lol your adopted
Savanna Furr
My adoptive family werent that nice ..... My bilogical mother said she didn't want a ugly ass white baby but I really want a connection with my bilogical mom more than anything do have any suggestions for me.... BTW I LOVE U 😘😘
Norma Jean
Snooki needs to contact TLC Producers n find her birth family
djnyc
Omg its snooki
monbooboo the fool
wow this made me cry. I love how Nicole's just completely content with the entire situation and it's just beautiful that there's no hatred or deep upset with her story. It's beautiful and inspirational.
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 !!
Kahlimah
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.
Josefina Marin
I really liked this video, I am a chilena, I live here and I was born here and thst's so wird cause I never wolud've thought of having a sligthly conection with you but I have hahah it's super nice that you took it so well and you are open to meet them someday.
JJ Squirdle Supastar
Snooks your awesome, continued success and blessings
Jennifer Mallon
Not to be morbid, but the longer you wait the less likely some of them will be around, you know?
Katia Hernas
Loved this video. I related to every single thing you said. Im adopted and also an only child, also from upstate (albany area). There was never any need for me to seek my birth parents because I knew that the love my mom gave me was the best I could ever have. I also feel that "what if I wasn't adopted?" like what would I be doing if I was still in Russia. Thanks for sharing your story!!
Anita Reezin
Nicole I really pray you read this. Please try to meet your family as soon as you can. I waited and waited because I was scared and nervous. I waited 1 year too late. When I finally got the balls to find my dad I found him by finding his obituary. And I regret to this day that I waited that year because I was too scared. Or I didn't have time. Nobody is ever promised tomorrow. By the way I am Mexican I was adopted. I failed Spanish in school because I thought why the hell would I ever need to know Spanish. Goes to show you what we know huh? LOL
Alejandra Mendez
If you're married? Where's your ring and your husband.....
Leesa Katt
We are so alike on so many levels with this, I feel like I haven’t related to someone as much as I’ve related to you during this video! I was adopted when I was 6 weeks old, I don’t ever think about my birth family. I always knew I was adopted too and one day I questioned my parents about it! I’m an only child too! I wish we could just talk in person about this, people hate talking about it and it’s so hard to find someone you can relate too. :( my birth mother couldn’t afford to keep me and she kept her other kids so in a way I feel a bit hurt but I’m more then happy they did because I’ve got such a wonderful life with my family now! I can never call my adoptive family my adoptive family, it just makes me feel strange because I’ve grown up with them as my real parents and there’s literally no difference whatsoever. My mum never used to want me to meet my real mum because she got really hurt about it, she’s passed now and I feel like I should still keep her wishes but I’m the same as you I’m still curious. Stay strong, I know sometimes it does get hard and sometimes you do feel bad about it!
Tosha Scott
I am adopted I got adopted when I was 15 months old by my dad’s parents my birth mother was a drug attic alcoholic and did it the whole time she was pregnant with me and my dad just did not know how to take care of me so his parents adopted me.. I believe I am the miracle baby considering what my birth mother did while pregnant with me, I have two other siblings there are my half brothers we have the same mom but different dad’s she lost them too
JM JT
The child always suffers being torn away from it's birth mother. There is more than we know that bonds a child in the womb to it's mom. Very sad when they feel pressured to give their own babies up. At 6 months old there must have been quite a connection and subconscious memories. Let's face it, the alcohol and wild ways may have been a side effect.
Sairve Two
Thanks for sharing. This gave me a new perspective on you. You’ve mature and seem like a good woman.
Monique Bevan
Netflix or someone should turn this into a doco series! Starting from now all the way through to her meeting her birth family ❤❤❤
Sarah Kirsten Rose
I found my biological family after 30 years. I assumed they dint want to know me since they could have just contacted the adoption agency the same way I did and communicate that they wanted to meet. Unfortunately, the agency screwed things up and my bio mom THOUGHT that I had her info and just didn’t want to know her. Thanks to ancestry DNA, my bio mother’s cousin found me and we pieced together how we were related. I met her a week or so after and we have been developing a relationship for 3 months. I have two half siblings and look a lot like my brother. I’m black and white but my adoptive family is white so I always felt so different from them. Even though my bio mother’s husband is not my bio father, he treats me as one of their own. I know who my bio father is but he wanted no part in my mom’s pregnancy with me and signed his rights over without ever seeing me so I don’t think I’ll be reaching out to him. Thank you for telling your story. It’s so interesting to see other people’s journeys and thoughts on adoption. It’s a beautiful thing and being reunited with my bio family (which I thought would never happen) has made it that much more beautiful ❤️
Jakub Graf
I was adopted from Eastern Europe at 3 years old to a British mother and grew up in new York and I am same believer as you, I love my mum good luck hun x
Kristine Faunce
Your mom loves you like you are her own flesh and blood, it probably hurts her making her feel like shes not enough and doesn't want to be loved by you any less if you were to meet your bio family. I know that's not the case and you would still love her the same but its probably a scary thing for her. She wants to be enough for you. But at the same time you do deserve the chance to know where you come from. Both need to be sensitive to both of your needs.
Felixander
I love Snooki she reminds me of that one girl you can always talk to about anything
Mandy Trout
I know your a busy chica but I've learned in life don't put things off. We can always find a reason of why not too do something but life is short and your not promised Tom and I would do it now while it's on your mind. God forbid too much time goes by and you lose a birth parent or sibling, etc. You just never know then you would wish you didn't wait.
Jacobsen Clan Vlogs
I always knew my birth parents. Looking back now? I wish i hadn't. They wasn't who I thought they would be. I hope for you if you ever get to meet them that they are what you imagined. The best of luck! Btw, I have a good friend who looks just like you. We lovingly call her "Snooks"