Please remove posting #13737. Thanks to the assistance of one of your
readers I was able to locate my birth father and he very graciously provided me with the
medical information I desired. Thank you for providing a place to put my "ad"
and to the kind person who took the time to answer.
Please remove AD #7512. I have found my father... At least I
have found that he is no longer living... But during the process of
locating him, I did find my half-brother and half-sister..
I received information. from someone that used to work for my dad, that
he was there in Costa Rica. This person had heard from someone on the
Internet that I was looking for my father.. After contacting him, and
getting the information, I later found out that my dad was no longer
I located my half sister and brother from individuals in Costa Rica that
knew my father... They are both here in the States and were actually
living in New Hampshire just a couple of towns away... (small world)..
I don't know if your web page was the one that helped to locate my family
or not, but I'm sure it helped..
Thank you for your service...
I am writing to let you know that my friend has been found by a relative
of hers who used this service! The relative let her know that I have been looking for her.
So thank you very much! I appreciate having had my ad # 325 available on the service for
so long! So thank you again and you can remove the ad now!
Please remove my ad. #16964 as soon as possible. I have located my
Thank you so very much.
Please remove ads #8742 and #12843. I've found my birthmother. Thank
you for your great site.
I CAN'T BELIEVE THIS! - A woman called me from La Fayette, GA where my
mother was born. She does this for a hobby - she found my mother in 10
minutes by contacting everyone with the same last name in La Fayette. She
gave me the address and phone number and I will be calling tonight! I have
posted my information to a lot of registries, but 1 hour after I put my
info in yours, I had the answer.
My ad number is (WAS) 17920. I called my mother last night - I was
terrified, but it turned out great! It was so amazing hearing my own voice
speaking back to me. She said 'I HAVE TO MEET YOU'; it looks like that
will be in March. She was very happy that things have gone well for me,
and that I was adopted by a great family, and I assured her that I have
always believed that she did the right thing (she was only 17, and wasn't
married). She has 2 sons (my half brothers) and they know that she had a
baby girl who was adopted out, so this won't be a complete shock to them.
We are going to write to each other and send pictures today. THANKS again;
I will recommend The-Seeker to everyone I can find that needs help locating
someone. The person that found her wishes to remain anonymous, but she
asks that I post this story to encourage others to use the-seeker.
Please remove add #15715. I have found my birthmother. I was contacted
by a complete stranger because of your services and within twenty four hours, I found my
birthfamily. They live over 1100 miles away so we are planning a reunion for January.
We e-mail each other almost daily. Thanks again and I will let you know how the
I'm sorry I don't know my post number, but I registered around 6/30/97:
Female Adoptee ISO B-mom Patricia from Jacksonville, FL DOB 06/16/60 Born St. Petersburg,
As far as the search goes, my main recommendation to others is to be PERSISTANT! The law states that we cannot be GIVEN identifying information but it doesn't say anything about our ability to GUESS. I was blessed enough to have a caring person who was willing to ENCOURAGE me in the right direction, although they never TOLD me anything. I actually was the one who guessed my bmom's middle and last name (after a few well thought clues were hinted to me.) I would NEVER want to get this person in trouble for we have developed a friendship and a trust. There are still a few people out there who really do care and want to help but they are bound by the law, nor can they TELL people that they can guess. NETWORKING with other people surely paid off! It doesn't hurt to reach out and develop relationships...nuture them and then look for loopholes in the law too!
I used the information myself and through a process of elimination was able to find my b-mom without paying a searcher. I had been volunteering my time to others whom I could help and this time someone volunteered to help me. What goes around, comes around!
I called the library in the place where my b-mom had resided in the year I was born. A research librarian looked up the information for me in the City Directores (over the phone, as I was calling from out of town) There was a match. Then with the help of an internet adoptee/friend and a '97 phonebook from that location, we found another family member by the same name still residing at that address, except it had become a business. It took a few more hours of calling relatives to find out where "she" was living and if she had married or had a name change. Then using the Internet, I found her address and phone number. I called.
My bmom thought I was dead. That explained why she had never searched for me. She married, then later divorced my b-father, but they remained in close contact all these years. He had just called her last week to check on her. She wants to meet me and was very receptive to doing so. She then wants to be the one to tell my b-father about me. I can't wait, but I an trying to be patient and give her some much needed time to let all of this soak in!
If I can be of any further help to you or your newsletter, please let me know.
The best of everything to your and "The Seeker".
I have had a wonderful reunion with my 37-year-old son this past
weekend. I'm not sure what my ad number was, but he was born 6/14/60 in Coral Gables, FL.
He is a wonderful young man who looks like me but is much taller and smarter! Good luck to
all you seekers and know that happy endings do exist.
THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO WAS A PART OF MY SEARCH FOR MY SON; I HEARD HIS
FIRST CRY AT BIRTH ON 3-13-69, RELINQUISHED HIM FOR ADOPTION BECAUSE "IT WAS THE BEST
THING TO DO", THEN SUFFERED IN SILENCE UNTIL 12-6-95 WHEN JANET HUDDLESTON, A
SEARCHER, CALLED ME WITH THE INFORMATION I HAD TRIED TO GET FROM THE DAY HE TURNED
18..........I HAD A MOTHER'S HEART AND WANTED TO SEE MY ONLY CHILD.... I SPENT MY LIFE
SAVINGS ON A PRIVATE INVESTIGATOR , JAMES F. SIMON, BUSINESS INTELLIGENCE,
INC......THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS=ZERO RESULTS......MY SEARCH HAD TO STOP BECAUSE I HAD NO
MORE MONEY ...... UNTIL I FOUND JANET WHO LOCATED HIM IN 2 MONTHS AND AT A FRACTION OF THE
MONEY SPENT ON ONE OF CINCINNATI'S FINEST PRIVATE DETECTIVES!!!!!!!!!!!!!! JANET,YOU ARE A
WINNER!!!! JIM: I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT YOU TRIED YOUR BEST.....I THANK EVERYONE WHO WAS A
PART OF THE JOURNEY; THERE WERE NO MISTAKES, JUST LESSONS....WE ALL SIT AT A BANQUET OF
CONSEQUENCES, SOME NOW, SOME ON THE OTHER SIDE......I WISH I HAD KNOWN ABOUT THE INTERNET
WHEN I STARTED MY SEARCH. THE SEEKER MAGAZINE IS A WONDERFUL OPPORTUNITY TO PLACE YOUR
SEARCH ON THE WWW, LEARN FROM MY COSTLY EXPERIENCE....... I KNOW THERE ARE *ANGELS *WHO
READ THESE POSTS AND WILL HELP YOU FIND THAT LOVED ONE, FRIEND OR OLD BUDDY......I WISH
YOU LUCK AND HAPPY REUNIONS TO ALL. Jan
FOUND FOUND FOUND!!! I have had my first reunion with my first of 2 Tx
daughters since before the adoption in 1982. I can't begin to tell you how beautiful it is
and how thankful I am to people dedicated to NO MORE SECRETS! Thanks for pages like this
one and to 2 internet "Angels" who aided in the search. TO ALL SEARCHERS: DO NOT
GIVE UP NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES LOOK LIKE!!! If you lose faith, get hold of
someone who can have faith for you until yours returns....DON'T GIVE UP BEFORE THE
MIRACLE, from 'no longer Birth Mom-in-Waiting" aka D. Gibson
After 10 futile years of searching, I hired an intermediary and found my
daughter. She only cost $300, and found my daughter quickly. An intermediary works with
the adoption agency (in this case, the Volunteers of America). They give her my file, but
she isn't allowed to tell me anything that's on it. She found Leanne, and asked her if she
wanted to be found. Once the intermediary finds the adoptee (or birthmom), it is up to the
found person to contact the person searching. Fortunately for me, Leanne had been trying
to find me. What a thrill it was to come home from work one day and have a message on my
answering machine from her! I immediately called her back, and we talked for hours. Our
reunion was wonderful, and even tho I live in NC and she lives in FL, we have frequent
contact. Don't know if I said before, but I'm a grandma! Leanne has a 5 year old son,
Editor's NOTE: Remember, even if WE didn't help you, all tips to help people find missing relatives are welcome!
I found the people we were looking for, by using information and ideas
that I got from the net....Mainly the idea of talk to EVERYONE....by talking to an uncle
we got mega info...even tho at the time did not seem like much...just a birth
date of my
husband's mother and that he thought that her mother (my husband's grandmother) grew up in
a town near where we lived....but we did not know her mother's maiden name....but out of
somewhere....my husband said "ya know I keep thinking this last name I have heard it
before".....so using the net I looked up all people with that last name in the town
his uncle told us of there were only 3. I called 2 with no success....then the third they
were not home...but they had caller ID...and called back the next evening...she was a
cousin by marriage...she gave me the phone number of another cousin who gave me the phone
number of my husband's great uncle...who gave us to his mother's twin brother....who gave
us to his mom....all within a few hours ...it was wonderful...they stayed on the phone for
2 hours ....we went to visit her (she lives in another state) and we felt right at
home...she and her husband were the best...we still keep in contact on a weekly
basis....my husband could not be happier than to have his mom back in his life.
My granddaughter, Yavonna Pamela Lynne Collins has now been found. We
made contact with the adoptive mother on 7-19-93, so her message can now be removed. Thank
you so much for the web page to search for relatives. I found my grandson on a registry on
the Internet, but I had to hire a paid searcher to find my granddaughter as she was not on
the Net. But, without the Internet, I would not have found this searcher. So, the Internet
is really the help that I needed to find these children.
firstname.lastname@example.org Wilma Johnson
Editor's Note: Don't forget that most libraries are on line now!
Please remove add no. 3374. My friend has found his bparents. The
internet was instrumental in the find. You were THE FIRST site I had posted on in late 96.
I found Eileen by placing an ad in a newspaper in England which was seen
by her brother. Hilary was found by word of mouth. I found out where she had worked in
1960 and phoned about 30 people that she had worked with. I was hoping that someone would
know where she had gone when she left Edmonton and I got lucky. One person still kept in
touch with her after 35 years. Thanks for your help. This is an invaluable service which
you are providing.
Please remove ad no. 10547 from the Relatively Seeking section, I have
found and been reunited with my birth family. (When asked how:) I had also registered on a
website called the Massachusetts Registry. My birth parents found the listing there and
contacted me. Thanks again. Amy
I am an adoptee who has posted on one of your seeking sites. While
searching I read the post for AD # 4140. I have information about this person's
birthfather, Leonard Pruitt, from Melbourne, FL but have no way of getting in touch with
her. The post merely says to contact by US mail but gives no address. What would be the
best way for me to notify this poster?
If you have a way of contacting her, please have her contact me by e-mail or by phone (407) 726-8180 or by mail. Thank you for your attention to this matter.
Editor's note: When you post in The Seeker, you must put your e-mail in the BODY of the message, or no one but us will see it. This person has now received the information.
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