I can't remember which came first for me, ABDL or Furry Fandom. They were very close together in terms of when I found them. I suppose it was either serendipitous or fate, but I am happy I have a sense of self that has stood the test of time.
When I first came to the fandom i separated by ABDL side from my furry side because I didn't want to admit something like that openly, even if it was in the fandom. However I spent a lot of time on Furry Jade Foxes website and the old Fox Tales Times. So in a way I went from firry to babyfur but only because I hadn't really accepted myself at first.
AB/DL came first for me - I only became a furry about six years ago, but I’ve been leaning AB for most of my life.
In most settings, I’m willing to publicly admit I’m a furry, though - I wouldn’t publicly admit I was an AB/DL. I think for the latter there’s less stigma, now - I have neighbors and friends that are furries, but outside of this forum I don’t know any other AB/DLs. It’s a matter of time, I think.
I am kind of discovering both at the same time. I have always been in to sissy outfits and such. Then got in to diapers....Now I am really wanting to put it all together with a furry diaper sissy ensemble. Just no clue if I can pull it off.
I denied my furry side for soooo long. Then I started drawing furry art and looking at it and now im a babyfur lmao and have like 8 fursona OCs, at first I was just an ABDL and then my bro @dynodoggo showed me some cute art and I was hooked! UwU lmaooo