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Posted: 10/10/2009
Note: Names, Identifying informaiton and details may have been altered to protect personal identities.

My son Joseph was 5 years old the last time I saw him. His mother and I had a falling out and she took him away from me. I never saw him again! As the years have passed I tried to look for him and have worried what his life has been like growing up without a father. My worst fear is that Joseph thinks I was a deadbeat or left because I didn't want anything to do with him. I want him to know that I am a good man and would have provided a good life for him if I had been given half a chance. Today I am in my sixties and I have decided that life is too short to let another day pass without seeing my son. I decided to hire Search Quest America in May of this year. Julie Jones solved my case after only 2 months of searching. Here is my story.

I provided Julie with all the informatio I had. My ex-wife's name was Teri and we lived together in Brooklyn in the late sixties, early 70s. Our son was born in December of 1969 and was last seen in the summer of 1974. The only other information I could remember was that Teri had a sister named Susan, and her mother's name was Grace. When Julie first started searching, she had trouble finding Teri anywhere. However she did find Susan, and that connection led her to Joseph. After she confirmed Joseph's identity, Julie found information and a current picture of him on classmates.com.

My son is all grown up now! He is a body builder, works as a mechanic, is divorced, and has custody of his 6 year old daughter. Seeing a picture of him for the first time was like looking into a mirror. I was instantly filled with pride as I saw how much he looks like me. When I found out that he has a family of his own, all I could think was that I have a granddaughter!! I waited nervously as Julie made contact with them for the first time. She left several messages on Joseph's cell phone, with no response. I started to get worried that he wouldn't want anything to do with me, but Julie took action and contacted his Aunt Susan. When Susan first spoke with Julie, she was skeptical of the situation, afraid that it was some sort of scam. She did agree to forward Joseph my information, but was adamant that she made no guarantees. For days I worried that my search would end in disappointment, and tried to be patient as I waited for Joseph to call me.

Finally, 4 days later, I received a call from my son for the first time. He literally flipped out, he was so excited to hear from me! All of my fears had been for nothing because Joseph said he always wondered what happened to me, and dreamed that someday I would track him down. He told me all about my granddaughter and his life growing up. I expressed my regret for so many years lost between us, and we made a promise to keep in touch and slowly build a relationship together. I could not be more satisfied with my experience with Search Quest America. Everyone I have spoken with has been so understanding, and most importantly, they followed through on their promises and put me back in touch with my son. I am so grateful to have a second chance to be the dad Joseph deserves. Thank you!

(Written by Mica Burton on Carlos' behalf.)

Client ID# 246394
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