In mid-July, 2013, I employed your services in search of my birth family. As my illegal adoption had taken place 50 years ago, I wasn't sure that you could help me. But you assured me that you could. One week after I first contacted you, you got back to me with 2 names. I wasn't familiar with them at all but, your research showed that they had a definite connection to my birth mother's ss# and last known address.
The names you uncovered were Edward xxxxx and James xxxxxxxx. As it turns out, they are my older and younger brothers, respectively. I put their names into a "people search" search engine and discovered "other possible relatives" (opr's). My next step was to see if any of those opr's had FaceBook accounts. Several of them did. At random, I chose 2 of those names to start my inquiry and sent emails to them. One responded, immediately. He turned out to be the ex-husband of a woman who is the widow of one of my older brothers. He very graciously gave me her phone number. I contacted her and found out that she not only knew my birth family but, is the mother o what I discovered are at least 1 niece and a nephew. She is also one of my older sisters' best friend.
Upon contacting her and telling her my story, I was first met with a short silence. It was, in fact, the silence that comes as a result of being dumbstruck. She then said to me: “Your sister and I are best friends. We speak to each other everyday. For as long as I've known her, not a day has gone by when she hasn't, in some way, mentioned finding you again." With that, we ended our conversation. In less than 2 mins, my older sister, Joy, called me.
JR - With your help, raised as an only child,have discovered that I am 1 of no less than 12 siblings. I've learned about family health history. I have a photo of my great-great grandmother and father, who are clearly Native Americans. I am an Aunt and a Great Aunt. And, I'm still discovering more than I ever imagined.
Thank you for your help. And please, feel free to add this to your website testimonials, if you'd like.
Again, many, many thanks!