Bonnie's New Family

By |2010-09-06T01:43:45-07:00September 6th, 2010|

Finding Bonnie's birth father was one of our most difficult birth parent searches.  Bonnie and her brother Michael knew they were born in Germany in the 1950s, but they did not know they were adopted until 2002.  Although Bonnie had a copy of her birth cerificate, she had not questioned why her parents names did not appear on it, and why it was issued two years after she was born.  When Bonnie's mother passed away, a chance remark by a neighbor revealed the truth.  Bonnie explains: We only found out [we were adopted] because of a neighbor woman, who knew my mother through Bingo.  I was walking my dogs when she approached me and offered her condolences.  She casually mentioned to me [...]

Jeni's Family Reunion

By |2010-08-13T01:26:51-07:00August 13th, 2010|

Jeni Reed was raised by her maternal grandmother and knew almost nothing about her dad Thomas McKay.  Yet we were able to find him!  I surprised Jeni with the news on June 16.  To add to the excitement, we discovered that Jeni has three sisters and a brother she had never met, plus a new aunt and two new uncles.  She was in shock when she contacted her dad.  He was delighted to hear from her!  In July, Jeni got to meet many family members for the first time.  As she describes the reunion: Well, the big meeting was this past weekend and it was so fun. I met my dad, one sister and [...]

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