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Posted: 12/16/2009
Note: Names, Identifying informaiton and details may have been altered to protect personal identities.

All my life I have wondered about my bioligical father. I know that I was born in Volusia, Florida and in talking with my mother lately I have learned that my biological father lives in Georgia. I only know what my mother has told me about what happened with their relationship. My mother and father were coworkers at Corrugated Replacements Inc. in College Park, Georgia.

My father was married and had children. I am not sure how many but I am told that I am one of the youngest. My father's wife knew about my mother and I and they wanted us to stay with them. My mother refused. However, my mother has told me he is a good man and that I had seen him only once in my life in January of 1991. I was only a couple months old and don't have any memories of him. We met him at Corrugated Replacements Inc. and my mother said he held me and walked me around the company. She said I looked just like him then. I have always wondered who he is and how he is and how many other siblings I have. I need to know his side of the story since I have only known one side. Even though my father has not been in my life up to this point I am hoping that maybe if I could just finally meet him and fully understand what happened nineteen years ago I can finally feel at peace. I have tried before to find him and didn't have any luck. It was just a few months ago when I was talking to my boyfriend about how I wanted to find my father and he encouraged me to start looking. It is my dream to have my father in my life. I want him to see who I have become and learn all there is to know about what I have never known about him and myself. Someday I want to walk down the aisle with him by my side, thats every little girls dream.

In fact, I know I might be dreaming all around since theres no guarantee that he will want to meet me. But somehow I just know that I need to find him and that the time has come in my life where I need to know where I come from. I am mature enough that I can accept a complex situation, but I cant sit around anymore waiting for him to find me. Its time to act.

I contacted Search Quest America on December 11, 2009. My case was assigned to Julie Jones and I still cant believe it, but she found him in less than 48 hours. I got the call on December 13, 2009 in the morning. Julie said, "are you sitting down? I have some news for you," and then she told me what I have been waiting to hear my whole life, "I found your father, and he wants to talk to you. Write down this number" For the first half hour after getting the news, I was in total shock. All of a sudden I couldnt think of a thing to say to him. Julie told me that he has 2 girls and a boy (23, 21, and 18) from one wife, and he recently got remarried and had another 2 kids, both under the age of 5. All I could think when Julie told me that was that I have siblings! I have a father who wants to meet me!

My first conversation with him was actually more relaxed than I expected. When I heard his voice for the first time, my anxiety melted away and I found myself chatting easily about my family, my interests, my plans for the future, etc. I am so grateful that thanks to SQA he will get to be a part of my future and a grandfather to my children. Thank you so much SQA, you solve my case SO fast and I couldnt ask for a better beginning!

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

Client ID#258059
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