Sought & Found
We want to hear from you!!
Please let us know when you find your friend or loved one! Everyone likes to hear
about successful endings to other peoples searches. After all, they have been reading your
messages daily and have been wondering whatever happened to you! Besides, if you don't
tell us, your message will stay with us for a very long time! Unfortunately, most of the
time, the only time we hear from you again is when you try to answer someone else's
message and the e-mail address is bad!
We appreciate your telling us when you find your missing person so we
can remove your message, but we prefer to put stories in here from those who have said how
they found their missing person. Even if we didn't help you, your successful
reunions will help and encourage others. If you have a story you want included here,
just write to firstname.lastname@example.org and
tell us HOW you found them.
Here is what some of our viewers have said:
Please remove me from the list. I was #21723. My birthmother was located on 3/26/99 by
the Social Worker where I was born and adopted from. Thanks for all you do!!
Please delete message 19043 as we found each other! I got in touch with
her on 3/10/99 and we met on 3/20/99. We have not gotten together again
yet, but correspond regularly by email. I did not find her through your site, but
appreciate all of you that allow people like me to use your sites for searching. Now I am
looking for my birth half brother; wish
I LOCATED MY BIRTHMOTHER, THANKS FOR LETTING ME USE YOUR SITE.
MY BIRTHFAMILY SAW A LISTING I HAD IN BIRTHQUEST.
Please remove me from the mailing list the message # 28070. I have found
my daughter and will be moving back to the states and will not longer be at
this mailing address. I wish I could say the message I placed with you was the one that
worked but it wasn't, the adoption agency finally came through
and was able to give me the information I needed and we have a great reunion. I had my
daughter flown over here to Italy and it was great. God
bless and good luck to all that have pain and heartache and I wish theirs could be as
happy as mine is or is yet to be.
Anna Marie Arnold
I have found my sister you may remove message #30305.I wish I could tell
you The Seeker did it, but just plain old snail mail and phone calls finally made my
connection .We will meet for the first time this July when she comes to
Daytona Fl to see me (she is in SC). I support what you are doing and have become an
advocate of helping others now since I have been where so many still are. Best of
luck with The Seeker
I found my daughter through this registry!!! I had trouble with her
e-mail address and I e-mailed the Seeker and I was contacted right away with all the
information about my daughter!!! So VERY helpful....THANK YOU SO
MUCH...a service like this is wonderful. Now I am helping some others with their
searches. So now I can say...very happily that you may remove #18211.
Hi, you can take out the following ads because the
birth mother has been located. 2699, 2703, 3381,
3382, 3383, 3384, 3385, 4539, 15872. Although The
Seeker did not find the birth mother, I must thank you
for your service because I would have never met the
adoptee had it not been for your magazine. I did the
search myself and it took two long years but the birth
mother has been located in California. Thanks to The
Seeker, the adoptee and I have a great friendship.
Best regards, Sandy
I'm happy to report that after 5 years of searching, I found my old
shipmate, Vonnie". A Navy WAVE from the Korea Era. Since I just happened to be
visiting the city where she lives, (she was in the phonebook) we were able to spend a
day 1/2 together, and it was great!!! For those who may be searching for ex-military, the
National Archives has microfilms of various bases/ships that you can buy at reasonable
cost. Great for reunions of a particular
base) Public libraries have readers that you may use for free. Service numbers up to 1972
were allocated by Naval District, and then to States. (Other services may do differently)
Boot camp rosters are also available. If the military person used their GI Bill, you can
ask the VA to forward a message. With a name/date of birth, Social Security can tell
you if a person is alive or dead, and can forward a letter to them.
Women are difficult to find, but was able to locate 35 out of 65 women I was
stationed with, even tho they had married. I have also written people with the same
surname in a person's homestate. and located women thru family
members. A phone program CD is very useful.....the Internet White pages are not that
However, if the family is Smith, etc. this is not a good option!
Hope this will be helpful to those searching.
I'm not sure how you do this, but my sons found me on 3/29/99....their
18th birthday! Either put FOUND or delete my message.
In regards to message 30796 Please remove it from your data base. I
have found my relatives through a Privat Detective Thank You Very much And
Good Luck to all!
Found my daughter
Very interesting site -
I plan to go back and look a few things. It has been fun telling sites to DELETE ME...
Sharyn Streicher was iso bdaughter 7-31-68 Dubuque, Ia. Found and talked to on phone
several times since 3-3-99. Have new gbdaughter born 4-3-99! Hope to see them both
Message # 38696 ....I have found my family on my father's side which I
have not heard from in 40yrs...the search was long and tiresome and agencies didn't help
to much...we just followed up on the obiturary section of the paper and contact the
funeral home and the church and they gave us just what we wanted...thanks
Please remove message #'s 17191, 24280, 24452, 25878,26744, 27360, &
29479. I have located my daughter by an intermediary search through the DHS. Good luck to
all searching, and don't give up.
Jeff & Lisa
Please remove record #19777 as I have located my birth mother! She was
thrilled that I had found her, and we communicate with each other on a reguler basis!
Thank you so much!
Please remove message 1308 from your files. I have located my sister and
we have had several nice telephone visits.
Thank you for the service you are providing to so many people.
Would you please delete 3710. We found his birthmother through a P.I.
Thank you so much. Michelle D.
I have found whom I was looking for #'s 38470 and 28763, Walter Albert
Car. I found him through InfoSpace.com connected to Classmates.com. It was pure
fluke. Have had one e-mail so far hoping for another. You might suggest to you other
Seekers as I found another high school friend through there also.
Thanks, J. Keeler
Please remove messages #8164 and #8165. A 'cousin' saw my posts and
E-Mailed me. A very generous person looked up the land tax records for the area they lived
in and I was able to find both my Uncle and Grandfather.
Family had been searching for them since the late 1930's! My grandfather had passed away
in 1983 but I kinow where he is buried. I did find my Uncle, but unfortunately there has
been no response to my letters. I want to
thank all you at the "Seeker" for maintaining this site, and to all who e-mailed
me with encouragement and suggestions...
Bobbi in Hawaii
Success is ours!!
For quite some time, my daughter, Keara West
(email@example.com) has been writing to you asking your help in finding
her 2 half-brothers that she hadn't seen since 1984.
Almost a year ago, I found out that the Social Security
Administration would forward letters to lost relatives if they could find an address
for the relative. I sent letters for both boys to the SSA, along with a letters
detailing all of the information about the boys that we had, which of course
included their full names, dates of birth, places of birth, and both parent's names. I
also told them that it was quite possible that their step-father had adopted them,
and I gave them his name.
Last Thursday, one of the boys showed up at our house and now my daughter not only has met
one of her long-lost brothers but she also knows that she has 2 neices and a nephew. By
the way, they HAD been adopted and their entire name was changed!!
PLEASE, pass this information on to your readers &/or listeners. All it costs to have
the SSA do your leg work for you is the cost of the postage stamps. Quite a bargin,
wouldn't you say?
The address to send letters to is:
Social Security Administration
Office of Central Records Operations
300 N. Greene Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Diana S. West
I am writing in order to most gratuitously thank you for your service.
Allow me to introduce myself - my name is David Wood. I registered with your
service a couple of years ago in the hopes of locating my birth mother. Well, through a
few different channels and people (your
registry being the key) my mother and I have been reunited.
I would like to know what I can do for you, and for all the other people out there that
are searching, to let them know what a wonderful, beautiful, life changing experience this
can be. I cannot begin to explain here the joy that this has brought to my life. I
understand that my situation may not be the rule, but I believe it may help others in
moving forward with their individual searches.
ANYTHING that I can do for you, for them, I will do.
Let me know how I can let others hear what I have to say.
Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart,
David P. Wood
I wanted to let you know that you can remove
Posting #38022 as another FOUND. I did get a couple of leads from the posting that
finally led to contacting my daughter's father! He was so excited about the
news! Thank you for letting me use your service. It has opened many doors for us!
FOUND BIRTH MOTHER, 3 BROTHERS, & 1 SISTER
I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING ON THE INTERNET FOR MY BIRTH MOTHER FOR THE LAST 3 YEARS, AND I HAVE
REACHED THE END OF MY SEARCH. I FOUND HER, BY SEARCHING FOR HER THROUGH THE WHITE PAGES.
THEN I WROTE THE PEOPLE WITH MATCHING LAST NAMES, FOR HER NAME AT MY BIRTH, AND HER MAIDEN
FINALLY AFTER MANY ALMOST MATCHES AND DEAD ENDS, I REACHED THE RIGHT
PERSON. IT PAYS TO BE PERSISTENT, AND NOT GIVE UP SEARCHING THE PHONE DIRECTORIES, ON ALL
THE ADOPTION LINKS, THAT YOU CAN FIND. I SIGNED UP ON ALL THE ADOPTION REGISTRIES, AND
FOLLOWED LINKS, THAT THEY OFFERED TO HELP IN MY SEARCH. E-MAILING OTHER ADOPTEES, HAS
HELPED TO GIVE ME THE
MORAL SUPPORT, THAT I NEEDED TO KEEP GOING. MY WONDERFUL HUSBAND, BILL,
HAS BEEN ENDLESSLY PATIENT WITH ME, WHEN I WOULD GET FRUSTRATED, AND
SUPPORTED ME 100% IN MY SEARCH, HELPING ME ANY WAY HE COULD. IF THERE IS
ANYONE THAT I CAN HELP, THEY ARE WELCOME TO E-MAIL ME. WE ARE WORKING ON
SETTING UP A WEB PAGE TO HELP OTHER ADOPTEE'S IN THEIR SEARCHES, SO I
WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN I GET IT FINISHED, SO YOU CAN POSSIBLY ADD IT TO YOUR LINKS. MY
BEST ADVICE TO ALL ADOPTEES AND BIRTH RELATIVES, AND OTHER SEARCHING FOR LOST LOVED ONES,
IS TO NOT GIVE UP, NO MATTER HOW BLEAK THE SEARCH IS LOOKING, THERE IS ALWAYS A LIGHT AT
THE END OF THE TUNNEL.
ANN MARIE MOORE
Please remove message #26279. I have located and met my birthmother.
Thank you for allowing me to use your site.
I found my birth father!
I registered with your "seeker" page as an adoptee looking for my birth
I located my birth father through 1-800-US-SEARCH,
although I am still looking for my birth mother.
I wasn't sure how to update my information on your page. I think that I can be counted in
your statistics as someone who found a relative through another means, but I would still
like to be listed as searching for my birth mother.
Her name at the time of my birth was "Marcy Lee Davis" can you change my
lisiting to show that I am looking for my birth mother and that that was her
name. I think she was married at least twice since my birth and haven't had luck with my
mass mailings to people named "Davis" or "Hurd," her married name from
20 years ago.
Could you list her a Marcy Lee Davis (Hurd?)-- my birth father said "Hurd" was
her last married name.
Thank you for your help!
Please remove notice 18144 concerning Zoie Lee Gibson. She has been
found. She and her daughter are now in contact and planning to see each other soon.
Victoria L. Oliver