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Posted: 9/26/2009
Note: Names, Identifying informaiton and details may have been altered to protect personal identities.

"I am looking for Diana Mary Ortiz, who is my birth sister. I have not seen her for 24 years. In 1986, she was taken away from our family and given to an adoptive parent. She was only 1 year old. I am looking for Diana now because my mother passed away five years ago, and never had the opportunity to be reunited with her own daughter. My only living parent is my father and he is now 65 years old. I want him to have the opportunity to see Diana before it's too late for him as well. It has been his lifelong dream as well as my own to be reunited with Diana. My mother's passing made me realize that life is fragile and short. I want my father and I to be able to fulfill this dream and finally have Diana back into our lives. We've already missed out on too many years, and I don't want to spend any more time apart from my little sister."

Luis sent this email to Search Quest America in May of this year. He lives in San Jose, California and has been searching for his little sister for several years, to no avail. His case was assigned to SQA Researcher Rosemary Harklerode, who solved the case in only 30 days.

Diana was adopted in 1986 and raised by the Lopez family of Long Beach, California. When Rosemary contacted her adoptive parents, her mother was very protective and refused to give out any contact information. Rosemary convinced her to relay a message Diana and let her know that her big brother was trying to contact her. Diana's mother did relay the message, but the news came as a shock to Diana.

"I had no idea I even had a brother, and had never even thought about trying to contact my birth family. I was perfectly happy with my life the way it was, and to me it was a little strange to be contacted by a complete stranger who said he was my brother. Nevertheless, curiosity got the best of me and I picked up the phone and called him. It was great! We hit it off right away and I discovered that Luis is funny and outgoing--exactly the type of person I would have chosen for a friend had we met under other circumstances. I have had to tread carefully to avoid offending my adoptive parents, but they are happy for me and willing to support me any way they can. Luis and I have become friends on Facebook and MySpace and we talk on the phone almost every day. We have exchanged pictures back and forth and look forward to meeting in person for the first time for my birthday next month. I will be going to the Bay area and it is the perfect time to get together with Luis for the first time. I am disappointed that I will never have the opportunity to meet my birth mother, but I feel like I am staring to get to know her from the stories my brother tells about her. This whole reunion came as a shock to me, but I am grateful for the opportunity to know where I come from. Thank you Search Quest America!"

(Written by Mica Burton on Luis and Diana's behalf.)

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