Nicole ‘Snooki’ Polizzi brought up the rare topic of her adoption on her YouTube channel.
The 30-year-old reality star addressed her adoption in a video on Thursday titled My Adoption Story.
The Jersey Shore star in the video’s description said she was sharing her story with hope that it ‘can help someone else that may be struggling with a similar situation’.
Adoption story: Nicole ‘Snooki’ LaValle took to YouTube recently to share her adoption story
Snooki wasted no time explaining her backstory while wearing a black top with a straight across neckline.
‘I was adopted at six months from Santiago, Chile. And I was adopted by Helen and Andrew Polizzi,’ she said.
‘They flew all the way to Chile to come pick me up and they said right when they saw me they said I was like, ”Mama, Dada!” So it was meant to be, things just work out that way – it’s called fate,’ Snooki added.
‘I was always meant to be with my adopted parents, which I don’t even – ew, I hate saying adoptive parents because they are my parents. It’s weird,’ she said.
Six months: The 30-year-old reality star was adopted at age six months from Santiago, Chile
Snooki also explained her somewhat dual identity.
‘Even though my nationality is Chilean, I grew up Italian. So when people say to me what’s your nationality I say, ”I’m Chilean but I grew up Italian.” I feel like I’m both,’ she clarified.
Snooki said her parents were reluctant to tell her why she was put for adoption.
Dual identity: Snooki explained her dual identity being born in Chile and raised Italian
Video star: The Jersey Shore star has about 650,000 subscribers on her YouTube channel
‘Eventually, when I was 21, 22, I got my dad drunk and was like, ”Dad, can you just tell me what went on? Why was I up for adoption?” And basically, my birth parents had other siblings and they couldn’t afford me,’ Snooki said.
The mother of two said she couldn’t fathom the decision.
‘I can’t even imagine putting up a child for adoption to give them a better life. That’s so amazing for them. I couldn’t even imagine how they felt giving me up, but thank you for that,’ Snooki continued.
Tough decision: The mother of two said she couldn’t fathom giving up her own children