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Posted: 1/30/2010
Note: Names, Identifying informaiton and details may have been altered to protect personal identities.

I would like to thank Linda for her first phone call after I made the initial email to your company. I wrote in on a whim and submitted all the info I had gathered over the years talking with my mother Linda about her daughter she put up for adoption in 1970. Linda called after 3 days. She told me she had the birth record and as she started to tell me the date of birth I said "April 19th ! " and I took the words right out of her mouth! I couldn't believe we had a birthday to put with the baby we knew as "Lynnette," we had gone so many years without even having a day to celebrate on her behalf. Linda told me that Search Quest America would take the case. She sent me the contract and info. That night, I contacted my mother Linda and the rest of my family to let them know the newsSQA was going to find my sister and we all needed to be prepared.

I did not send the contract back immediately because we all needed to talk about it as a family and get the money together. I thought about it a lot from December 3rd to December 5th. Then on December 13th I made one more phone callI looked the birth father up in the phone book and called him! He was still living in the town my mother Linda and Lawrence Cook graduated from and it was him! He was the Larry cook that dated my mother for that short time and Lynnette was conceived. I talked with him for 20 minutes which seemed like an hour. But he was very interested in being a part of our search for Lynnette. Larry had not been married since around 1978. He never had any other children. Lynnette is his only child. So he then said to me during that phone call he would like to help financially to find her. I gave him Lindas contact info and Search Quest America the details and he called and paid the fee. We all were just amazed.

Now the ball was really rolling. I let me mother know right away that I had made that phone call and that he paid the full amount to search for Lynnette. So from that day until Jan 3rd, two days sooner than I expected, the 14 day waiting period was over. Now Susan Friel-Williams emailed me that she had a good lead on my Sister. I called and left her a message and she called me back. She had good news. She had found my sister!!

Her Name is Jacqueline. She is in California. She is possibly married and maybe divorced and married again. She said she had found her on Facebook and another site and left her messages and emails. About a week went by and Jacqueline had not responded. I was sent a picture of Jacqueline to share with my family from Susan. Susan and I talked and she decided since she had not responded, maybe she thought we were a collections person trying to reach her. So I asked if she could give me the information. She had phone numbers, addresses, etc and I would make an attempt to contact Jacqueline myself. Susan did just that. I wrote the info down and she suggested I write a letter and send the same letter to all the addresses she gave me.

Well, I was confident enough I would have some sort of success. So I called the first two numbers and left a message saying my name is Nicholle Hardy, I am calling from Iowa for Jacqueline and its regarding family matters if she could please call me as soon as she is able. Thanks.". I left another message at another number with the same message. Finally the 3rd phone number I was starting to leave a message and low and be hold a voice came on the phone that I will never forget, as I went speechless for a few seconds. I was at a loss for words and all I could say is "Jacqueline I think I am your sister..." She said "Really?" After that I forget what she said. But I do recall she was a nervous wreck and so was I. I didn't know what to say other than I had known about her since I was 17 and I am now 36. I had to wait till the time was right for our Birth Mom. I told her about the story of Linda Davis having her and the name she was given. The next thing you know her husband Marty was talking to me for a moment and got us connected to the web cam video connection and we saw each other over the computer for the first time. All we both could say is "this is so cool!" I told her she has a brother named Scott also and 4 nephews and a niece. Her new found niece is very fond of Jacqueline even on the computer and she is far away. Isabella has an Aunt. I have a Sister. My mother has a daughter she can now bond in their own way from here on out.

Our mother Linda came to my house and she then got to do a video conference too and see her daughter for the first time since that day, April 19th, 1970. Jacqueline got to ask her questions and things and they have been in contact 1 and 2 times a week since that day. I also keep in touch with Jacqueline 2-3 times a week as much as possible. She is just as bubbly as our mother is and has a heart of gold. Her parents that raised her are two beautiful people that gave her a home with love and caring as she grew up. Linda has received a package of photos of Jacqueline growing up from birth to now and was so excited to sit down and enjoy them and see how much Jacqueline and I, Nicholle her sister, look alike at different stages of our life. It's crazy!

In the mean time I let Larry, Jacqueline's birth Father, know that we had found and made contact with her. I gave him all her contact info. He is retired and owns a farm not far from us Here in Iowa. Though we all are far away, we will not be apart again if we all can help it. Jacqueline and her husband, Marty, live in California near Sacramento. They are both in college and cannot get away for a get together to reunite. However we are all looking forward to this summer and hope to meet half way or just get Jacqueline and Marty to Iowa to meet us all. We cannot thank Search Quest America enough for what they have done. We are thankful to them and their talents for searching for people of all situations. We will be forever grateful... God Bless everyone involved in our Search for a Sister, Daughter, Aunt etc. Sincerely Nicholle Hardy."

(Written by Nicholle Hardy.)

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