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FOUND!!! TWIN MALES 11-04-65 ELMIRA NY
I AM TERESA BAILEY I WAS ON YOUR RADIO SHOW AWHILE BACK SEARCHING FOR TWIN
MALES 11-04-65 BORN IN ELMIRA NY !!!!!FOUND MAY 3,1999 FOUND!!!!!THANKS TO
(BIGS HUGS).I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE THAT HELP ME.
THANKS THE SEEKER YOU GUYS ARE GREAT
CLARENCE AND TERESA BAILEY
39281 Della Osborne
Please remove above item. I was able to finally locate Della through the telephone listing
after checking many search engines. I have not
spoken to her in over 26 years, and every time I drove through Cleveland, I would check
the phone books to no avail. The ironic thing is that Della moved to a city in
Massachusetts close to me for 4 years.
It was really a wonderful reunion.
Please remove message 30195 - FOUND and happily reunited with B-Dad.
This is a different story from most. My brother fathered a child and has never forgotten
that child even though he did not know anything about him.
The baby was given up for adoption, the b-mom was 18 and my brother was 23.
They lived in WA. She went away to have the baby, we heard in CA. Also heard it was a boy
but that was all. She went back to college, he married.
But, he never forgot a child he didn't know. Him and I have talked about this for many
years but had nothing - not even when he was born or where.
Last fall we both bouth computers and decided I should attempt a search - I did with no
knowledge of how to go about it - within a week we had found
him!!!! It was through the postings I had out, a volunteer did some searching and came up
with it - the baby was born under my brother's name!!!! Another searcher matched the birth
certificate numbers, came up with the name and phone number so we called. My brother had
me place the call as he was too frightened. David did not even know he was adopted until
his dad died when he was 22. He had less information than we did. They decided to meet in
a few months - that lasted until the weekend when Don flew from FL to CA to meet his son.
There was an immediate bond. David then flew out to FL to spend the holidays with his Dad!
They are in constant contact and the love for each other is undescrible. Now, he wants to
find his b-mom but we are running into brick walls every lead we take.
All we have is her maiden name, not even the date of birth. Figure it was around 1938-39.
I know where she graduated from high school (gave David a
picture out of the year book) and where she went to college but don't know where she
graduated from college. Do not know her parents name but that
she was an only child. I drove up to the house where they lived but it is gone.
Just don't know what to do now. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for your concern. Couldn't have done it without all the help out there - people are
As of Tuesday morning, I have found my sister's brother who is
forwarding my info. I received an e-mail from my sister's brother confirming
that Cheryl is his sister and that he would forward my info and then it would be up to her
to contact me (which confirms for me that she was adopted and
born in KC on 6/5/52). I was shocked. I expected to find aunts, uncles, etc.
Now I am just crossing my fingers that she will contact me. I found out that she is happy,
well, and successful in her field.
To find her, I paid LuaneP for her adopted name and exact DOB. She had access to MO birth
records. Then I paid 1800ussearch $39.95 for a search
for Cheryls born on that date. I didn't include last name since I assumed she would be
married. Two names out of a list of 39 were her last name. I did reverse address lookups
and found a Jack and Helen at a FL address with her so I assumed they were her adopted
parents. I called the number in FL
and talked to a family that had purchased their home when Helen moved back to KS, right
outside KC, when her husband, Jack, died. So I began searching
around KC again. I called people all over the state of MO with her last name. Then I
started e-mailing all the people with her last name. Some of my e-mails were forwarded to
other people they knew with that name. I received an e-mail on Sunday stating that the man
who contacted me was Jack
and Helen's son. He did not confirm that Cheryl was his sister. He wanted more information
on me and the information I had collected on his family
name (Jack had done some research before he died). I e-mailed him back with the family
name information, included a brief biography, and then included a paragraph describing the
adoption situation in KC (only one sister's records were sealed). After checking my e-mail
about every 10 minutes on Sunday, I received an e-mail this morning confirming that Cheryl
is his sister and he
would forward the information.
I described my search process so it will help others who are looking. I started looked the
week after Easter, 99 and now I have located her immediate family. We were separated in
late 1952 or early 1953. In Missouri, the way records are sealed, she would never find her
birthparent names or even know she has siblings. Internet and e-mail are wonderful tools.
I wish Godspeed to the rest of you out there searching for those missing links.
I relinquished my daughter at her birth back in 1957 when I was a very young teen, and was
under my parents direction. When she reached the age of 21, it was like a silent
alarm went off in my mind. I hadn't forgotten her by any means, but somehow, had shelved
the pain of relinquishing her somewhere not to be easily accessed until her 21st
birthday. How does a mind function in such a way? Protective,
programmed? I will never know for sure. All I knew was that I had delivered 4 more
children who were reaching teenage, plus had adopted two more when my husband came to me
with two orphans from his prior wife's death.
Finding my 1st born daughter became my crusade, but I didn't tell the family or my husband
at first. I didn't want to jinx or disappoint myself. (This was in the early 80's )
I searched for my daughter by a letter writing campaign to everyone I could think
of. waivers of confidentiality, Registry Groups, Support Groups in the state of
relinquishment as well as the State I lived in at that time.
I finally accessed the original attorney of adoption but he couldn't ethically, give me
information. He instead went into dusty files, contacted the adoptive Parents and
ask for exchange of identities. They REFUSED! What a blow. He did get from them the right
to tell me she was well, happy, and recently married! Well, while that wasn't much
to go on, it still helped me become more resolved to settle down and keep searching for
however long it took.
I prayed a lot, and somehow I just knew, sooner or later I would be successful. Who could
stop my onward force, I would remind myself. I'm not
at liberty to explain exactly what happened ( nor do I even know) but I did get
identifying information and I re-contacted her family. I will say I was helped by the
original states support group and somehow an access to supporting files that gave me her
original name. It took me over 5 years, but finally my daughter's younger adopted
sister who had been confided in that I was searching, decided to tell
"our" daughter, that her birthmother was wanting contact with her.
She immediately contacted the adopting Attorney who was still limited by his ethics.
In TIME, she got to the right place, who directed her to the support group in my
own state. They gave her what she needed, and she had them contact me to alert me she
would be calling later that afternoon.
How can I explain the radiating JOY? I paced the floor for the next few hours, and
prayed my Thanks for all the supporting help I had received.
We have since developed a loving relationship despite being so far away in miles. We write
and e- mail, I have visited her several times. She did
have a loving family and good childhood, and she didn't have anger at me for relinquishing
her. She did wonder about me, and it was beneficial for her
to get to know all the things she needed about herself and her biological profile in
I just recently came across a saying that says it all for those of you who are still
Coleman Cox : " Even the Woodpecker owes his success to the fact that he uses his
head and keeps pecking away until he finished the job he starts!"
I have since become a volunteer search buddy for those who request it.
It's a terrible emotional triangle and we all need each other to understand our pain.
I wanted to write and tell you that, thanks to a private
investigator (who wishes to remain anonymous) who saw my post with "The Seeker"
and found the info and passed it along to me out of kindness. I have found my Niece and
Nephew! I have been searching for 31 years and would still be if I hadn't posted with you!
We live very far apart so no reunion has been planned yet but we will exchange more
letters and photos and the BEST part was I was able to direct them to their Mom and they
spoke for the first time in 31 years! God Bless you for your web site-People-never give
happen and the Seeker helps! Sincerely,
I've finally found my husbands friend, John Sullivan. I found him
through the sheriff's office where he used to live. It's a small town, they offered
to put a note on their bulletin board. Luckily someone knew him and gave him my name
and phone number the next day. Later that night my husband answered a call from his
old friend. It was really great to hear from him.
Use of Site Seeking
Just wanted you to know that your Site Seeking links have really been a great help to me
as a Real Estate Professional! Last week, I located the
owner of an expired listing by using Site Seeking. Today, I chased some records necessary
to get someone approved for a mortgage by locating an out
of state attorney's office. Thank you and I do appreciate the great job you are doing.
J. Booth & Co., Realtors
Please remove message 25657. A biological brother I never knew I had
found me when he searched your sight and found the information I had placed on it. I
received an email message from him and after getting over the initial shock, I called and
talked to him. This would never had happened if I had not placed my info on your sight and
had your sight not been here. I hope you keep this site going for a long time so others
may have the chance I waited 25 years to get.
Please remove my ad # 20196 from your list. My son was torn from me when
he was only 5 days old by my ruthless father. He was my only child. My father made a deal
with the county behind my back. He did not approve of the fact that my son was of mixed
ethnic background. My father was german, my son was half Puerto Rican. He was sold to the
county and passed off as an Italian. My father also made a deal with the Dr. that
delivered my son. He had me sterilized to avoid future "Mistakes". My
father is now deceased. I think he now knows that the deals he made back then, were really
with the devil. Well, I found my son last 07/17/98 after several years of searching. He is
now 32 years old. We spoke on the phone 07/21/98 and met at Thanksgiving. I had plenty to
for. He is a wonderful, articulate, sensitive man and we have had several meaningful
conversations getting to know one another. He was raised by a loving family, whom I met,
and he is happy and healthy. I feel truly blessed. I hired a private searcher to find him,
but I want you to know that your site was most appreciative when I was searching.
Thank you for allowing me to post. Everyone that is still searching, don't give up.
Continue to search for that missing piece of your heart.
The closure that it brings when you find that special one is well worth the effort. You
see, there can be a happy ending. Sincerely, A thankful
I wanted to write and thank you for allowing me to use your services. I
located my son and we have talked on the phone once and are going to talk again today to
set up a time and place to meet. This is a part of my life that I have looked forward to
I am proof that if you pursue all of your avenues you can find your lost loved one. Keep
your chin up and use sites like these to help
Please remove my post. My message number is 29624. I have found my
birth family. Thank you!
Janelle C. Lieder
My message number is 24537. I've been reunited through another service,
Lost and Found,
but I appreciate the work you do, regardless.