Rarely in one’s life does one have to use their birth certificate. It’s not like a passport that needs to be used more often for various things like travel, financial matters and stuff like that. A birth certificate is something one pretty much never sees or uses. Can anyone imagine how it would feel if, on the occasion that one did whip out their birth certificate, they discovered something shocking about themselves on it? This article might even prompt people to take a look at their birth certificates just to make sure there’s nothing suspicious on it. Well, for these 15 people, that is exactly what happened. At some point in their lives, they read their birth certificates and discovered the most stupefying secrets about themselves. Secrets that changed their whole world.
15. My Brother is My Dad
This one wins first place for obvious reasons. This one signifies the true meaning of a stupefying secret. Imagine growing up with a guy you think is your brother. You do everything together, you know him really well (or at least you think you do) and then you look at your birth certificate. That guy you thought was your brother? He’s actually your dad. If that isn’t stupefying, I have no idea what is. Learning something like this would change everything, your whole relationship with your brother and generally your whole life. How does someone even get away with pretending to be someone’s brother when they’re actually their father? How does that work and why would they even do it in the first place? We need answers!
14. I’m Actually Male
Some of the discoveries people make from their birth certificates are unbelievable! This one goes without saying. They obviously spent her life thinking they were a girl and then they read her birth certificate and bam: major shock. They are actually marked as a boy on their birth certificate. How shocking would that be to find out about yourself? No doubt, anyone reading this is thinking to themselves: I’ve got to check my birth certificate ASAP! It’s only natural. When you hear about shocking things like this, it makes you question your own background and identity. It makes you wonder who you really are. Clearly, this person suffered a real shock when they took a look at their birth certificate. That kind of discovery must take a while to sink in.
13. My Real Dad is a Murderer
It’s only natural that people want to learn more about their family roots, especially if, like this person, you’ve never actually met your father. It would make you curious. You would want to know more about him, most likely. Well, you know how they say curiosity killed the cat? They were telling the truth. Curiosity can lead to some shocking discoveries…discoveries some may wish they never discovered. This person probably regretted googling the name of their real father, after finding it on their birth certificate. Finding out your father is a murderer and not just a murdered but a serial murderer – who would really want to know that? It’s not exactly something you can be proud of is it? This is the definition of stupefying!
12. I’m Not Actually 18…
So far, we’ve seen some shocking discoveries on birth certificates but they have all been real. We’ve not seen a fake one yet. Can you imagine how tough it must be to learn that your parents gave you a fake birth certificate with an incorrect birth date? When this person found their real birth certificate, they discovered that their birth year was two years off. They weren’t 18. They were actually 20 and yet this person was still in high school. What a shock that must have been! You’re actually two years older than you thought you were. How can parents do that to their children? It is totally unfair. Children deserve to know the truth. It may be hard, but it’s what they deserve.
11. I’m Adopted
It must have been hard enough mourning the death of their recently deceased mom but to also find out that they were actually adopted whilst randomly going through her stuff…that’s got to be tough. Can you imagine how shocking it must be? You spent all your life believing someone was your mom and then one day, while randomly sifting through her belongings, you learn that actually, you were adopted and that she wasn’t really your real mom. It must make you feel like your whole life was a lie. It’s especially hard when your mom never tells you they’re not your biological mom. No doubt, it would be a whole lot easier to take if you found it out from her instead of from your birth certificate.
10. I’m a Twin
Another mind-blowing fact someone learned about themselves whilst whipping out their birth certificate: they’re a twin. It must be really tough learning not only that you have a sister but also that your mom lied to you for all those years. It must really make you question your life. To make it worse, when this person attempted to find their twin, they found out she was killed by a train. What a tragedy! No doubt this person was furious with their mom for hiding the secret for so long and especially under the current circumstances. Now, this person will never get the chance to meet their long-lost twin and that’s just devastating. You see, the truth always comes out in the end and it usually hurts like hell.
9. I was Just a Replacement
By the looks of it, this girl was walking around with her dead sister’s birth certificate for a while because her parents used her to replace their passed daughter. That’s why they even called her the same name. How cruel! Well, the daughter recently found out all about their little secret and as you can imagine, she is crushed. Wouldn’t you be? The fact is, you can never replace a passed child or a passed anyone really. Each individual is different and you should appreciate them and love them for who they are. It was totally wrong of the parents to treat their daughter in this way and the effects on her must be devastating. Feeling like you’re not wanted or that you’re purely a replacement of someone must be heartbreaking.
8. Three Surprises on One Sheet of Paper
You thought these confessions were bad but at least these people have only made one discovery on their birth certificate. Not that it makes it any better but it can’t be as hard as making three discoveries all at once. That is a lot to take! Yet that’s exactly what happened to this person when they took a look at their birth certificate – and they were so young to make all these shocking discoveries. From finding out their father wasn’t their real father to learning they had a twin brother and two step-sisters: this person must have needed a sit down in order to digest all of this information. It’s not the kind of thing you hear every day, is it? That’s a lot of added branches to this person’s family tree.
7. I Could Have Been Adopted
Just when you think you know pretty much everything there is to know about your parents, you learn that those people you sit (or at least used to) around the dinner table with every evening, actually once put you up for adoption. It must change your perspective a little. The parents did decide to keep their girl in the end, but they never named her officially. That’s why it says ‘’baby girl’’ on her birth certificate. What a shock! It must be really hard to deal with and it must constantly make you question whether they really wanted you. Once you find something like this out, it must really change your relationship with your parents. Maybe, just maybe, it might even break your relationship with your parents.
6. My Dad isn’t on the Birth Certificate
You think you know your parents but really you don’t. There’s probably a lot you don’t know about them. Lots of secrets. You can see that from the people in this article. They obviously thought they knew their parents well, but after a glimpse of their birth certificate, they realized that, no, they actually don’t know them very well at all. Take this person, for example. After looking at their birth certificate, they found out that their dad isn’t even on it because he wasn’t there to sign it. Unbelievable! Why do parents lie about these things? Surely, they’d know that secrets always get revealed in the end. You would think they would know that their kids would find out in the end. It’s just way easier and less complicated when you’re honest.
5. I’m From Mexico
Maybe you always thought you were born in the US and then you learn that actually you were born somewhere different. That’s what this person discovered. They probably always found it weird how their parents never knew their birthday and wouldn’t let them celebrate it. No wonder they went in search of their birth certificate to find it out for themselves. It can’t be much fun not knowing when your birth date is. But this person got more than they bargained for after a visit to the office of vital records. One look at their birth certificate revealed some truths: not only their birthday, but that they were actually born in Mexico. You can imagine how shocked this person must have felt upon learning all of this.
4. My Dad Wasn’t Who I thought He Was
When you see your birth certificate, you just expect it to have everything you already knew written on it. But when you look at it and see that, actually, there are things you didn’t know about yourself or your life written on it, it’s pretty shocking. These realizations are always so much worse when you expect the normal things. It’s so much harder when you know what to expect but then you look and it’s actually nothing what you expected. This person is a good example of this. Clearly they did not expect to find out that their father was actually their step father when they saw their birth certificate for the first time. It must have been one of those WTF moments where everything seems almost like a blur.
3. I’ve Been Spelling My Name Wrong
It’s not the most shocking of revelations, but it’s still something that would move you a little. You thought your name was spelt one way and then you realize, from one look at your birth certificate, that your name is actually spelt another way – and a way you don’t like. This person wasn’t too keen on the way their name was spelt on their birth certificate. Maybe it’s not as bad as it looks, on the parents part that is. Maybe they liked the way it was spelled initially and then changed their minds. People change their minds – it’s not a crime. But they should at least have told their child the truth so that they knew and didn’t have to find out from their birth certificate.
2. I’ve Been Celebrating the Wrong Day For Years
How on earth can your family not remember your actual birthday? This is beyond stupefying! Surely they’d remember when their child was born and yet, it is obvious that they didn’t because this person checked their birth certificate and realized they’d been celebrating the wrong day for 14 years. You feel sorry for these poor kids finding these things out on one random look at their birth certificate. I mean, it’s not the kind of thing you expect to find on your birth certificate. You think you’re going to know everything there is to know about yourself and then you realize that there’s actually hell of a lot you do not know about yourself. And then you make startling revelations that turn your entire world upside down.
1. The Only Name on My Certificate is Mine
Who would think that one little scrap of paper could change your whole life? Just one little look at a few little details on a page could turn your world around and make you question every little thing in your life. Guys, maybe it’s time to get out the birth certificate and have a look for yourself. Just to check. After hearing these stories, it’s bound to strike your curiosity. For people like this person, a real mystery can begin after one single look at your birth certificate. When they realized they had no names on their birth certificate other than their own, it made them wonder: am I adopted? Sometimes it makes you wonder just how much you really know about your family and your background.
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