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Please delete message 23596 - person found through VA records.
I am 2/3 of the triad, an adoptee, as well as a birthmother. I started
searching for my birthmother about a year and a half ago - on the Internet.
I registered at a few registries and basically told my story on websites that had a
Then, in August of 1997, I found out that the laws in Missouri had changed to allow a
search to be conducted by adoption agencies. I contacted the
Children's Home Society of Missouri, where I had been placed for adoption.
They put me in touch with a lady that did searches for them. I used my income tax refund
to do the search and I must say it was worth every penny!
My birthmother was found and, at her request, we began by corresponding by letters with
non-identifying information. This was a good way to begin our relationship by getting to
know one another a little better. After a few months, all the information was released and
the day I got it in the mail, I called my birthmother. She was delighted, as was I. In
November, I flew to St. Louis, where she lives and where I was raised, and we met. It was
not a teary-eyed reunion, as we are not super emotional people, but we spent an entire day
together and it was one of the most incredible days of my life. Joan is an incredible lady
and we have SO much in common. Since my adoptive mother passed away when I was very small,
I missed out on having a 'mother' and now I do. I even call her 'mom' occasionally. The
unique relationship and friendship we have is a blessing. I am truly lucky to
have found her.
I have also found my birthfather, Jim, who is, incidentally, coming to visit me here in
Phoenix today! I have been cleaning my apartment all week
and think I am finally ready!
I am looking very forward to meeting him.
That's my story. Now that I have found my birthparents, I would be open to helping other
adoptees or birthparents searching.
Hello. I would like to update my posting on The Seeker regarding DOROTHY
CLIFFORD MOREAU, of Columbus, Ohio last seen in 1945. I found out that my birth mother
died in 1984. She changed her name to Dawn Soltis. But in my
search I found a half brother I didn't know I had. We already met twice just before
Christmas and keep in touch regularly. Pretty amazing after thinking
each of us was an only child for so many years.
While I did not find my information from your web site, it did put me in touch with many
knowledgeable people who helped me along the way.
If anyone has information about DAWN SOLTIS who lived in the Pittsburgh, PA area near
McKeesport from 1945-1949 and worked or owned Dawn's restaurant in New McKeesport I would
appreciate hearing from them. Those are the missing years.
Hi I just wanted you to know that you may delete # 32318 I have found my
Father's Family and unfortunetly he passed away. I did however find out
that I have 3 brothers and 1 sister. I am looking forward to meeting them and finding out
what kind of man my father was through all of his families
memories. Thanks again for all that you do for the many of us that are searching.
On Christmas night, 1998, we had a match, finding Diane Marie Raney.
I cannot even begin to tell you the joy our family has experienced over this miracle.
I would like to have my message removed now. Thank you so much.
You may delete ad 10780!
Thanks to you and 2 other sites I located my birthmother.
I have placed ads on many sites for years. Recently my birthmom and her sister started
searching. They found my entry on 2 sites however those sites don't give out email
addresses or anything until a match is confirmed. When I got an email from one of those
sites saying they may have a match, I didn't have
the patience to wait *smile* so I searched some others sites, in hopes that I would find
an email address or phone number.
Anyway on your site her sister had posted (even though she posted the wrong birthdate),
and I emailed her. Within about 2 hours I was talking to
my birth mom on the phone and now have a MUCH larger family! Thanks for what are you
I just wanted to let you know that you may delete my message-ad #23290.
I have found my birth family. I think what you are doing is great for
everyone who is searching. Adoptees should have the right to know all information
regarding who they are. Thanks again.
Please remove Ad# 24026. I found my daughter on 6/13/66 -- exactly 32
years to the day I signed the relinquishment papers. Our reunion has been a
true fairy tale. We have formed a wonderful, close, loving relationship. Our reunion has
been written about in two major newspapers in the Dallas/Ft.
Worth area, we've been on television together (along with her wonderful adoptive mother)
and we shared our testimony at my church, where we performed "Great Is They
Faithfulness" together -- Juli sang while I accompanied her on the
keyboard. In a few days we will perform a piano duet together. She has bonded in the most
special of ways with my two other children, Lisa and Todd.
On December 28th we celebrated our first Christmas together -- I was surrounded by ALL my
children. Even though Juli is 32 years old -- I had
to give her a gift that all mothers give to their daughters sometime in their lifetimes --
I found that God had been so incredible faithful to answer all the prayers I had prayed
over my little girl for the past 32 years -- and He had answered
them all long ago. How thankful I am that I was finally able to see the answers.
Thanks for reminding me about my listing on The Seeker. I want to
delete my listing, #10830, because we found our sister in lat
September. Isn't that great? She was looking for us, too, and she was listed with
the International Soundex Reunion Registry. When we sent one in, we got a match.
Thanks for your help.
Please remove ads #26023, 27042, 27043, 27044, & 27045. I apologize
for the duplication of ads. However, we did find my husband's family.
Unfortunately, it was too late for him to meet his father, as he has passed away. But, we
did find his stepmother and three brothers. We have not been able to meet them in person
yet as we cannot afford to make the trip. But, we do hope
to be able to visit them soon. Thanks for all of the help. We found my husband's father
listed in the social security death index and contacted the
newspaper in the town where he died and they sent us the obituary, where we got the names
of other relatives.
Please remove ads #'s 26352 and 27099. I hired a professional searcher
who found my son within hours. This is a terrific service. Thank you for
allowing me to post to your service. May all who are searching find the one they seek
soon. I hope everyone will be as blessed as I've been.
Thank you for the reminder that I still have messages out there that
need to be taken care of. My searches are over for my birth family.
Please delete message #s 25960 and 26264. My Birth mother has been deceased since 1984, my
birth father since 1965 and one birth brother since 1965.
I have found and am building a relationship with one birth brother and a half sister and
two half brothers. However we prefer to delete the half. Am
taking it slow and easy, all kind of strange due to having no siblings for 52 years and
now I have a whole family.
I did not post to find my birth son however I did. There the news is not what I would have
liked. He was killed in an accident Christmas Eve 1984.
I would never have found him if his auncle was not doing genealogy on the family and ran
across a post I had made seeking information on his brother (adad) and the family. You
never know where you will find the ones you seek.
Thank you for the opportunity to post at your site. Please keep message # 26265 active. I
still hope for some information on Pop. Again thanks and you
have my permission to post any or all of this message as needed.
Gail L. Day
I found my birth sister and I would like to be deleted from the list.
I found her througth the
Adoption Registry of Canada. The number is 27239.
Thanks for all your help.
I found my dad. He died in May of 1982. This has been a very trying year
for me, because my sister, aunt, cousin, uncle, and friend passed away.
And, then after all of that I find out just by chance that my father has been deceased
since May of 1982, one month prior to my high school
graduation was a bit much. So, please take me off of the list. His name is Robert White.
Please delete my message, I have found my brother. Thank you.
Have a happy day!
Thanks for the message but I have now managed to trace the missing
person through UK Family records Offices. Many thanks for your assistance.
Hi, I posted message 25661 about James Errera. I have since found out
that he died in 1982 so I am no longer looking for him. I would appreciate it if
you could remove the message. Thank you very much and I think you offer a wonderful
My message number is 26195 and you may delete it because I was reunited
with my siblings Dec 1st. My birthmother had passed away in 1982 and I had
searched for her since 1991 so she had already been deceased, But from the obit I found
all the sisters and my brother and called them and since then
we have talked on the phone and all met in person twice now-we were together on Dec23rd
for a xmas party so it's all working out really well.
Thank you for all you do to help people like me.
Melissa A. Wintersteen
Please delete my ad, #21683. My daughter and I are now
reunited. I hired an intermediary who located her. Thanks.
Please remove my ad #23567. I received info from other readers that the
State of Kansas has open records and was given the address to request forms
to file to register to have my info given out if someone was looking for me. My form was
recieved in the office on 11/30/98 and my bdaughter came
into the office to complete her request to search for me on 12/2/98.....Yes, just two days
apart!!!! She called me on Saturday 12/5/98 and made my Christmas much, much brighter than
I can ever remember or hope for! We are taking it slow, getting to know each other by mail
I am so happy I could almost explode. It must have been time to find each other after all
these years and we both began our search for each other 2
days apart. Coinsidence? I think not, my prayers were answered!! Thank you and other
readers for the help.
On December 22, 1998, my daughter received a phone call from
granddaughter Christina's mother Cindy. It had been 17 years since her last contact
with any of our family and nobody know of their whereabouts. Christina continually
a desire to contact her father and family, so her mother decided to help her. She
somehow found my daughter's FAX number and called. I'd like to report
the Seeker site helped, but we'll consider it a miracle and you can delete my ad.
Thank you so much for this wonderful service. I am happily sending this
email to inform you that I was reunited with my birthmother on October 21.
Please delete message #17937.
You can remove my ads shown above.I have found my dad, James Oliver
Davidson. My sister who lives in SC paid to have a search done with US
Search. Within 48 hours I was talking with MY dad. I won't be able to see him for a while
since neither of us can afford the trip. Dad lives in CA and I live in MI, so for now we
are just enjoying each other on the telephone. Thanks so much!
Please remove message 19098. A private investigator found my birth
mother by using my fathers SSN and searched his marriage tree. He then got my mothers SSN
and crossed it to her drivers license, and got her address. It took him about and hour. We
are planning a reunion this spring.
Thanks, Payge Baker
I wanted to thank you personally for being the vehicle that reunited my
long lost daughter & me after 22 years, after she was adopted out by a
wonderful childless couple in 1976. She & I are identical-personality & physical
appearance. It's kinda scary!! We were reunited on 3/13/98 and
have enjoyed every second together since. We correspond daily via email & talk on the
phone for hours whenever our husbands will allow (she's
currently living in Utah, I'm in Washington)
We instantly clicked, the genetic bond was as fast as quick drying cement!!!!!! Sadly,
though, her adopted parents are still struggling with our new found relationship, but
we're working on that. I think once they realize that I'm NOT any kind of threat to them
& their relationship with their daughter, I think everything will work out.
We'd love to tell our successful story, either on the air or just via email. Let me know
if you're interested. We do have our reunion pictures
(3x5's) if you're interested, too.
Thank you for the wonderful job you and your website did for us, and countless of other
May God Richly Bless you & yours!!
(was Message #18947)
Please remove message 15495. I have met my father and one of the
brothers I was searching for. I have now met a huge number of family members from my
paternal side, as well as re-located a former boyfriend, and although these didn't come
from using your service, I think it's an awesome idea and I still visit it periodically to
see if other friends are searching for me. Congratulations on your syndication, and good
luck with the
cruise-another great idea! Thanks.
#11312. Please cancel search.
After months of research to locate a female cousin I had lost track of over 30 years ago,
I finally started searching for her brother, who had been military. By a stroke of luck, a
senior center in China Lake, Ca. knew him and had him call me by telephone. My female
cousin, his sister, died ten years ago. Her brother and I talked awhile and that ended the
search, as she was the only family member known to me. Thanks.
I found my relatives through someone leaving a message at
offering help with genealogy research.
This person had come from the same area as my relatives.
I was actually found last year around this time by my Birth Mother's
family. I have been so busy since then that I have not been able to contact all the
sites that I posted to to let them know. Sadly, my BMom passed away 10 years ago. I do
have a wonderful Aunt who lives in Maine with her husband and I also have many new
cousins. I had a reunion with my Aunt Monica (Monique, who I was named after when I was
born) and her husband, Uncle Al last April. It was wonderful!!!! They are both very nice
people. I have yet to meet all of my new cousins. Unfortunately, I do have a cousin that
lives in Ma. who has no desire to meet me. She doesn't
want to acknowledge my existence. I'll never understand those kinds of feelings that
people have toward us.
There was some misleading facts that are listed in my adoption records. The State of
Massachusetts has in their records that my bmom was from Lawrence, Ma. in Essex County,
when in fact, she was from Lowell, Ma. in Middlesex County. When I asked how this could
happen, I was told that the info had to have been given to them by my bmom or another
family member. My new Aunt seems to think that it was my grandmother. She took the secret
of me to her death. The way my family found out about me was from a friend of my bmom's
had terminal cancer. She felt that it was the secret was kept long enough. The funny part
about the whole thing is that I have been searching for about 20 years. When my family
found out about me, it took them 2 days to find me on the internet. I could go on and on
about this story, there is so much more.
I am still interested in finding my birth father and his family. I have nothing on him. My
Aunt can't remember his name. She said she only met him briefly. Please let me know what
you need to change my posting. I am listed under firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you so much for all
your help. You have a great site!!!
I have located my birthson so you can delete the messages. Thanks for
all the good things you are
doing in the adoption community. God Bless.
Hi, you can remove #11129 and #11131; our friend found us via an email search, and we're
happily corresponding on an almost daily basis. Thanks
for this great service!
Hi, the Phillip who lived in Oklahoma was the Phillip I was looking for!
I've made contact, but nothing else yet. Thank you for your help. I'll let you know how it
turns out. Thanks for all you do.
Editor's Note: She is referring to the fact that we used our Site Seeking section to find him and gave her the phone number.
Thank you for your wonderful service!!! I have found my biological
family. I found them by placing an ad in the newspaper of the city where I was born the
week of my birthday. A relative saw it and called my grandmother who now lives in a
different state. You might recommend this to people. It worked for me!!!
Please delete my ad on the seeker, number 4139, and free up this space for others looking
for family and friends. Thank you!!!
You may remove my name from this list. I have been reunited with my
I found my birthdaughter in August this year, so please take my posting
Hi! I found my birthmom so please remove message number 4192. Her name
is Rebecca Jane Vinson. We both registered through Edna Gladney where I was born.
Ironically, we'd both been registered for two years before they matched us. I have a
little brother Andrew Nome, age 10, and he is incredibly smart. I am still looking for my
birthfather, but now I have a name. Phillip Wayne Pond. Date of Birth 10/14/57. I plan to
another message in about him. His last known address was 5412 Vestatartley in Fort Worth,
Texas. Thanks a lot.
Jennifer Leigh Jones
I have found my bmom, please remove my message #1952. Thank you!
Please remove ad #32718. I have located her. Thanks.
Could you please delete my search message (#1019). I found Wyatt
Hilgenberg about a year ago. Thanks so much for your help and the service you
I have found my son Dean Alexander Lance Villeneuve. We were both
matched throught Adoption Dislcosure
Register In Toronto Canada. Our reunion is superb and we are very close. Thank you for
posting my message no 951 with the Seeker.
Carol.....happily reunited with son Dean.....still his name :-)
Have found my brother you can remove ad #24548, I did not find him on
this link but found him through the adoptee search center on the net, he was looking for
me too, we have not seen each other for 49 years. We will meet on the 4th of Dec. for the
first time and am looking forward to the meeting.
Thank you for your service.
Thanks D. Richardson
I would like to have you remove my ad. I found my father! Thank you so
much. I called him and we have talk alot and last Sunday I got to meet for the first time
in over 35 years. I can't tell you how much it means
to see him and to hear his voice. I look alot like
him. For all of you that are still looking Don't give up !!! When the time is right you
will find the one you are looking for. Good Luck and hang in there!!!