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:
After a year of intense searching and really hassling the professionals
I got to the point I had to stop. I came up with such little information I was going
to never find her. I had driver's lists for Florida and Michigan of females born on my
daughter's birthday. I mailed letters I registered everywhere. I
was on the computer constantly searching all the sites. I was coming up with nothing
anywhere close to my daughter's birthdate. I was frustrated
to the max and had made myself sick.
On the night of my husband and I's 31st Anniversary I decided to surf the net a little
more. I was on for six hours that night. All thru the year I had
checked the AOL member directory and emailed girls who lived in Florida and Michigan
asking if maybe they were adopted. But this night there
was a new girl on who lived in Michigan. I emailed her and she said no she wasn't adopted
but her best friend was and the kicker is she has the same
birthdate. And she also remembered that she was born in Tampa and was thinking of
searching for her bmom. Dee immediately fax my email to Michele
and she told her to give me her phone number at work. I called right away and we started
comparing info and it really started matching. We both called
Catholic Charities and Michele faxed a copy of her birth cert and permission to release
information. Five days later we found out we are mother and
daughter. She is the baby girl I gave up 32 years ago and we are planning a face to face
reunion June 25th.
I feel so lucky because I don't think I would have ever found her.
#1 She lives in New York #2 She doesn't have a computer #3 She does not have a driver's
I feel truly blessed and very happy that this chapter in my life has been solved. I now
have my daughter that I really never wanted to give up but had no choice at the age of 17
yrs.I pray that someday everyone will
find their children that they so reluctantly gave up for adoption.
Love and Hugs, Betty
Reunited with Michele Marie born 5/27/66 in Tampa, Florida and adopted in Michigan.
Please delete ad 15004. My friend Sally and I have been reunited.
An old friend of hers was doing research into her own family geneology when she came
across my ad. She had lost track of Sally, but knew her mother's phone number, called her,
and the rest is history. Thank You!
Jan C Russell
My name is Janis Stitt from Maine. I have found my
missing person!!! I used your server the weekend of November 1st 1998.
On November 5th the person that I was looking for (my biological mother) responded to my
message. On November 7th I finally confirmed that she was the
person I was looking for and we spent hours writing back and forth on e-mail.
I spent my Thanksgiving vacation week from school out where she lived in North Carolina.
My mother and I were separated at my birth and it has been an excruciating 18 years. I had
a glorious time out there for those few days. It is really an
undescribable thing. I don't know how to explain it exactly. She is coming out to Maine to
see me graduate from high school in a few days.
It has been a childhood dream since I was very young and now it has come true.
Although I have seen my mother, I would like to participate in any shows or special things
that you people do. I am sure my mother would be
willing also although I would obviously have to ask her. I would love the chance to share
our story and to encourage other people, especially young people
and to try to help and support anybody that is going through what I have gone through or
am going through. I want to stay in contact with you or whatever group it is that you are
a part of. I want to help in any way and would love to be used as an example of the
missing persons dilema.
God bless you for what you have available on the internet.
Thank God for computers :)
Thanks again, and I hope I can be involved in some way.
Sincerely, Janis Stitt
Thank you for adding my post to The Seeker. I was helping a young lady
try to locate her brother, John Patrick Bussiere, who was put up for adoption shortly
after his birth.
I'm happy to inform you that John has been located and has been reunited with his birth
family. It was a happy time for all concerned. John, his birth family and his adoptive
family now all have a wonderful
Many thanks to all who responded to my post, and to all who contributed information that
helped me to locate him. You have helped bring a
lot of happiness into this family.
Thanks again and God bless!
Please delete me from your database. I have been reunited with my birth
father after 39 years. I used the local city directories and public records in my search.
Specifically property tax and transfer
I pieced together this information, added some guess work and was able to paint a picture
that brought me to him. If nothing else, it may have just been pure dumb luck, but
whatever it was, I was successful.
Thanks for updating my post.
Sorry it has taken me this long to get back to you but have been so busy
lately! :o) At any rate I would like you to know that I have found,my son Sean, within the
last 3 weeks, whom I was seeking thru your
website. It has taken me almost 23 years but the Lord has finally found him for me! Praise
God! He made a way where there was none!
Anyway, thank you for ALL the help that you give everyday to all of us!
Oh, and I have contacted Maria Badami to tell her that I would help in anyway that I
Yours in Christ,
Reverend Carla Becker
His Eye is on the Sparrow
Please delete me from your files. I found my sister after 38 years of
searching. I went with an agency that for 59 dollars found her in one hour and gave me her
new married name, her birth and ss number and a summary of what she does....I thank you
for your service.
Thank you for your very interesting e-mail.
Yes, I have found my birth son that I gave up for adoption 31 years ago.
I found him just about 2 months ago now. We still have not met in person because he is in
the process of moving. But, we have spoken on the phone and have pictures of one another.
I found him thru VSN and a WONDERFUL volunteer named Sandie.
Thank you for the outstanding work you are doing!!!!
Please visit my home page to view my reunion after 52 years with my
I would like to thank you for all you are doing. I posted many
months ago about someone my father had been looking for for many years and was feared
dead. Although not through your service, he has been found since then and although they
have not yet been able to see each other, they got to speak on the phone at Christmas. I
wish you luck in what you do.
God bless you.
You are doing an invaluable service to the world and the Lord will
richly bless you. Janice Johnston - volunteer adoption searcher with access to Ca marriage
index at my local (Thousand Oaks, Ca) library. FREE - but will accept donations directly
to my son's hospital bill!!!:)
Robert Duncan Wallace
Dreams Do Come Through
On 3rd March 1998 we got the news we had been waiting 30 years for - one of the
organizations we have been dealing with for the last 12 years called to say they had
located the Adopted parents. We are eternally grateful to them, not only for the family
life, but for the love and opportunities they gave to Mark, whom they named John. But
above all, for their understanding and in telling John that we were trying to locate him.
We had our first letter from him on 27th March and all our fears of rejection and
recrimination were quickly dispelled. We have been in daily contact ever since - thanks to
the "electronic era"! - and John, Sacha (our eldest daughter) and I had an all
too brief, but truly wonderful, reunion in Miami for a day in April! Our family will be
"complete" on 24th July when John is coming to visit with us for 10 days and
meet his father, younger sister and brother for the first time!! I realize that the
"uniqueness" of our story - John's father and I subsequently married - was a
major contributing factor to the "happy ending" this story has had.
Although our reunion was not as a result of your wonderful Web site, I do want to
congratulate you for the work you are doing and the happiness you have brought to so many
families. Tracing ones Birth families should not be such a difficult task and without the
help of The Catholic Children's Society, 73 Charles Square, London W10 6EJ, who took the
initiative in making contact with John's family, we would never be relating this happy
Thank you all and I pray that all those out there "searching" may be as
fortunate as we have.
The Vieira Family
Thanks for the notice. I had posted to Militarily (Airforce) for the
above for my friend Irene Proudfoot. We found her sister Joan through one of her sons.
They have moved so many times that it had made it hard. My friend flew to Laurel,
Mississippi from Vancouver, B.C. to see her sister for the first time in 54 years. They
had a wonderful time and now Jim and Joan West are coming to Canada in June to visit with
the Proudfoots. It took me 10 months and a lot of time to find them but it was worth it.
Please cancel the notice #9693. BFN - Pat Walker, Surrey, B. C. Canada
I would like to thank you for all you are doing. I posted many months
ago about someone my father had been looking for for many years and was feared dead.
Although not through your service, he has been found since then and although they have not
yet been able to see each other, they got to speak on the phone at Christmas. I wish you
luck in what you do. God bless you.
EXCELLENT !! Thank you. I would love to have a day when all people felt
that way about our OBC.
BTW...I did find my birth family in June 97. It has been a wonderful reunion so far. My
reunion will be ongoing for the rest of my life. Never did I realize until I found my
birth parents, How much knowing them meant in my life. I am at peace within like I have
Sites like yours, I hope, will help many more adoptees reach out to find their roots.
Adoptees deserve their unaltered, uncensored birth certificates!!
I did post a message on The Seeker a while back for my bloodline
Grandmother on my Mom's side. Her name was listed on the site as: Mary Louise Ray of North
Great news! I did find my Grandmother, safe and sound and looking for my Mom and her
sisters last June, 46 years and one day after she left. We were reunited on December 21,
Please remove my notice from The Seeker! Thank you for letting it appear there for so long
and thank you for having such a great site!
My name is Kathy -email@example.com and my message # is 3433. I have made
contact with my birthdaughter and a woman by the name of Leanne Doss helped me locate her.
We have spoken several times and that's all at this time. I am releived and happy that she
had wonderful parents as she grew up. Hopefully we will meet one day but if we never do I
can't thank the fates enough that she is alive and well. Thank you for allowing me to post
on your site, someone else I'm sure can use the space.
Thanks again- Kathy Ayers
I found someone from over 40 years ago in my life, but whom I've not yet
been able to see due to distance and finances, especially since she is church supported in
mission work with her husband in southern California. But the way we reunited is
unbelievable.....no one can believe it when I share the story. Would be wonderful to see
I did, however, manage to find 67 out of 69 from a Missionary Journeyman group that went
all over the world in 1968 (30 years ago) and we will have an incredible reunion in
Grapevine, Texas July 10-12
We all went all over the world for two years and this will be the first time to see one
another since then.
Bettiann White Lloyd
While working on our 50th high School reunion last year, I used your
site to a great advantage. Out os a class of 321 -- 50 years later -- we have located all
but 7 classmates. Only one is a male. Women are must harder to locate. When you do not
know who they married, how do you find women?
Truly -- The Seeker was the best source of finding people of all the web sites. Thanks so
much for you help!
Best wishes for a successful future!
Joan R. Finch
I FOUND my famiy 8 weeks ago. Both birth parents were dead but I had 2
full sisters, 1 full brother and 2 half brothers. our parents married 4 years after I was
born and had my 3 siblings. They divorced, both remarried and our father had 2 sons with
his second wife. Our mothers father gave my sister Judie an envelope to be opened after
her moms death. She did and in it were some papers about my being adopted. Judie has been
looking for me since 1973. We had a reunion last week in Green bay Wisconsin. twenty five
members of the Didrickson-Williams families met. What a wonderful family. So warm and
welcoming. I couldnt have asked for a nicer end to my search. My fathers name was spelled
wrong on my birth certifiacte and we were looking for a Dedrickson, rather trhan
Didrickson. It was just a fluke that the woman who was helping me search decided to call a
Richard Didrickson in milwaukee and it turned out to be my half brother Rick. We three
"girls" are all 5'2. blonde hair and blue eyes. If you go to infoseek type in
Jane Ahlborn and my web site should come up. Keep scrolling down to family reunion and you
can see the photos. Let me know what you think.
I guess you 'can' take me off your list. I found my mom two months ago
and met her for the first time yesterday. Absolutely wonderful! Thanks for all your help.
Thank you for deleting my message 21261. I found my birthmother through
the agency who handled my adoption. They have a searcher on staff who, for $100, located
my birthmother by the last name and address they had for her at the time of my adoption.
It took a matter of days. Unfortunately, my birthmother is not open for contact. At least
she is aware of my interest, and if she changes her mind in the future, she simply
contacts the agency and they will let me know. Again, thank you for your service, and I
will visit your site again.
My add is still on The Seeker. Ad no. 4806. I reunited with my bdaughter
on 3/10/97 with all the work being done by computer. I have been blessed with a wonderful
reunion and an uncomparable relationship with her. Thank you for all of the work you have
done and continue to do at the site and to all of those that make these sites possible.
I wanted to let you know that you can delete my add in the relatively
seeking section. It is add number 21261. My name is Hayley Ledford, and I was looking for
my birthmother. I found her through other means, but think the site is great. Thank you.
Just wanted to pass along that I found my sibling May 6th. If you would
like to remove my add.
Lucky Breaks, I found my aunt (estranged from family 42 years) she gave me a name that she
remembered. I went into the NY state comptroller database and found that surname, and it
gave an address. Aunt confirmed the address, looked in SSDI and saw the man had died in
Florida,found a girl listed on the internet with same name as I was looking for and even
though they did not know this lady gave me numbers to all her relatives so I could call
and quiz them all. Then I called the Sarasota Newspaper and had them look for this man's
obit, and that gave me the married name of his daughter whom I was looking for...Then I
compared that name to a date of birth sheet for all Georges born on that date and bingo I
hit paydirt..Its been non-stop ever since. We have so many things in common it is scary.
We both have kids named Jessica. And he has a child named Kelly and so does my sister.
There is so much more I would be here all day writing. You have a great page...Keep up the
I placed an ad with you quite some time ago. Ad number 9162. I am
writing to tell you that I am now a very happily reunited birthmom! On Mother's Day of
1998, of all times, is when I got my call!
I went to a web site called American School Directory. I knew the area my daughter was in,
so I went to those local schools and looked in the alumni directories. I seen two people
that graduated last year and emailed them to ask for assistance in finding my
birthdaughter. Only one responded and started asking some questions. Normal ones that
someone would ask if they are going to help you search. Well, come to find out.. I had
e-mailed my own birthdaughter asking for help! What a coincidence!! We are now in contact
on the phone and via the internet.
Thank-you for the services you do provide. I am sure they are helping thousands out here.
Keep up the good work!
Holly A. Roth
I was doing genealogy research and searching for a 1/2 sister I had
never met. We met face to face in March 1997 at Boulder, CO. My wife said it drove her
crazy that we were both so much alike, we got to spend about a week getting to know each
other and everything went great. Got to visit with her again this March (1998) this time
in Seattle, WA, she had moved back about 2 months before this visit. My sister and I both
got to meet some cousins we had never met.
Thank you for the service, I did find my sister by doing old Seattle, WA newspaper
research and found an article related to a shooting of her brother about back in 1977, it
gave the name of a neighbor they had interviewed, so I looked her up on the internet and
gave her a call. She told me where my sister was living and also gave me my sister's
mother's phone number who I called and got the number for my sister in CO. I called my
sister for the first time on Oct. 18, 1997. She turned 50 last month and I will be 55 next