I’ve just found out my parents are alive and that they have other children.
I (18F) was born when my parents were still in school (16/17ish). I have lived with my aunt and uncle on my Dad’s side since my parents “died” in an accident when I was almost 2.
My aunt and uncle didn’t really like my parents as they thought they were irresponsible for having me so young and so I didn’t know much about them growing up.
It was my 18th birthday a couple of days ago and my aunt told me that I had some visitors, the visitors turned out to be my parents and their three other children.
I didn’t really know how to feel, but my aunt let them in and they explained some things. It turns out that they actually weren’t dead, they just didn’t have the means or really want to raise me.
My aunt and uncle told me they were “dead” because apparently they weren’t ever really planning on coming back for me, but my siblings wanted to meet me so they did.
All five of them seem like they want to get to know me, and my parents seem kind of remorseful but I don’t think I believe them.
They literally abandoned me for almost my whole life because they weren’t able to raise me, but the oldest of their kids is 15.
So they decided to have another kid a year after giving me away because they weren’t able to raise a kid?? I don’t really know how to feel about any of this, and I kind of hate my parents, especially because when I was growing up I always wished that I remembered them and that they were still alive.