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Posted: 5/9/2009
Note: Names, Identifying informaiton and details may have been altered to protect personal identities.

I was adopted at birth, and my wife Lisa and I have searched for my birth family for the last ten years. We want to know my medical history so we can pass the information on to my daughters. My adoptive parents were older and are both dead now. I would like to meet my birth mother, only if she is willing. I was adopted at birth through the hospital in Tillamook, Oregon. Through our research I found my birth mother's name and the names of my siblings, but I didn't know where to go from there.

I was watching The Locator one day and got on the internet and filled out the application form. I got a call from Search Quest America three weeks later and they were willing to take my case. The day after Cindy opened my case, she solved it! First she located one of my aunts. My aunt confirmed that Cindy had found the right family, and said "we wondered what ever happened to you!"

So far we are handling the whole situation with kid gloves because I don't know these people or what the situation was at the time of my birth. I have been told that my mother tried to find me several times over the years, but didn't have the resources to do it. At one point years ago when my siblings were 8 and 10 years old she sat them down and told them about me. They have always wanted to get to know me, and now that I found them they have accepted me with open arms. I couldn't be happier!

We're planning a secret get together for Mother's Day. Mom doesn't know anything about it. It has been 7 or 8 years since everyone was together, and we are all going to get together and surprise her in Tucson.

The one piece that is still missing is my birth father. She told me his name and a little bit about him, but she doesn't have very much information. My wife and I live in Washington, and on the way to Tucson we are going to go look at high school yearbooks and see if we can find my dad. Mom says that right before I was born he joined the navy and went to Korea. A few months after he left, my mom found out she was pregnant. This was 1952 and she was 18 years old. She didn't have much choice in that era but to find a husband and get married as soon as possible, but the man she married didn't want anything to do with me. He made her give me up for adoption, and she never even saw me the day I was born. She went on to live a productive life, but her husband was a mean man and my siblings tell me that family relations have always been strained.

Looking back I am grateful to have been adopted. I ended up with some people who really wanted me. It was the best thing for me. I got a good dad. My birth mother is 75 now and I am looking forward to meeting her, but I also want to meet my birth father and bring this whole story full circle. One interesting thing is that just like him, I was also in the navy. I wonder what else we have in common, and if I look him.

My only regret in this situation is that I waited so long to hire a professional. My wife and I have been looking for ten years, and although we made progress, we were never able to put the whole picture together. If I had known how positive my experience would be I would have hired Search Quest America sooner. I couldn't believe how attentive my researcher was--we were informed at every move she made. After all is said and done, it was well worth hiring a professional and I think the cost was very reasonable for the service provided. We are very happy, and we definitely recommend Search Quest America to others in my position.

After we all get together in May I will send pictures. I expect it will be a life-changing experience, and I'm grateful I found her before its too late.

(Written by Mica Burton on Bills behalf).

Client ID# 239595
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