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Posted: 8/1/2009
Note: Names, Identifying informaiton and details may have been altered to protect personal identities.

I had an affair with Leah Howard when I was on medical hold in the Marine Corps stationed at Alameda Naval station 27 years ago. My daughter was born at Oaknoll Naval Hospital in Alameada, California. After her mother and I stopped seeing each other, I doubted our relationship. When Leah told me she was pregnant, I denied paternity and convinced all my friends that it was another marine's baby. When Angela was born I signed the papers saying I turned over my parental rights, confident that I was doing the right thing. But right afterwards, I held her for the first time and I knew she was my child. I had a choice to make in that moment, and I let the marine inside of me take over and I pretended not to care. To this day I have regretted that choice. I have a spot in my life that is missing, and even after trying another PI service, I have gotten nowhere in my quest to reunite with my daughter and the woman I once loved. I was scammed, ripped off, lied to, and ignored for many months. Trusting another company was a risk, but I have come to a point in my life where I need to right past wrongs and become the man and the father I am meant to be.

I cannot thank you all enough for the time and effort you put into solving this case. I am still amazed that you found them! When Julie spoke to Leah for the first time, she said, "I am looking for a Leah Howard who was in the Navy stationed in California in the early 1980's. I am a PI and I have a client by the name of Patrick that is looking for his daughter, Angela, who he had with Leah Howard." Julie told me she responded, "Oh my God, Patrick is stepping up to the plate 27 years later. My daughter is downstairs, she will be thrilled. He's a grandfather."

Truly, solving this mystery has put so many questions to rest. I have a beautiful, successful daughter and I even have grandchildren! I can't thank you enough for making my life totally complete. I went to Connecticut a few months ago. We spent a week together getting to know each other for the first time. Now Leah and her family are here in South Dakota visiting me for two weeks. They leave on Tuesday and I am amazed that even after all this time we have had no problems connecting to each other. I introduced Angela to her grandparents, a great uncle who is 82, and several other relatives. Angela doesn't have any grandparents on her mother's side, so she is thrilled to have grandparents for the first time in her life. She will meet the rest of her aunts, nephews, and nieces this May or sooner. Julie, you have taught me that DREAMS ARE FOR REAL and sometimes life really does give us second chances. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

(Written by Mica Burton on Patrick's behalf.)

Client ID#244332
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