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Dear Gary, Your sight is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! About a year ago, I contacted the courthouse in Montana, sent my money requested information and was denied. I already had most of the information at that time. I was just trying to get the right spelling of my birth mothers last name. They inadvertently sent me a paper stating Baby Girl Royland information, so I actually got what I wanted but thought I would try and pursue more. That is when they declined my request to open my adoption records. I found your sight on accident, but figured it wouldn't hurt to try. You and your crew did it. God Bless you and your wife for starting such a wonderful resource. I realize your wife has passed but in every birth family you find your wife continues to bless. Thank you sooooooo much. Sincerely, Julie Ebel
Gary and all you search angels out there. I don't know how to tell you just how much I appreciate what you have done. You brought our family together. For 46 years we have wondered about Deeanna, niece and Patrick, nephew. I found Deeanna a month ago and never in my wildnest dreams thought Patrick would be found this soon. I found you on the internet and send my information and 4 days later you has found him. We've talked on the phone twice as his father has with both his children. They were 1 and 2 when he last seen or talked to them. Patrick and his sister talked for the first time in 41 years.What a blessing and it's due to people like you who give up your time to bring families together. You will all be in my prayers .Thank you again from us all. Emma
Dear Gary, I'm just writing to you to let you know that thanks to search angel Betsi W. , I found my mother! I also now have a half brother and sister, and many, many cousins. Thank you again for your site , it has changed my life. Tony Grinnell
Hello Gary, I am very pleased to ask you to please mark my search post as "FOUND Oct.27,2007" And to thank you for your wonderful site and Search Angels! My son is in France and does not speak english & I do not speak french but the online translators help......Thank you, Selina Aldrete Stone "Found""Found""Found"
Attention: Gary and All Search Angels, My Daughter has found me!! It all has to be God the whole thing. She googled me and found my post on your site on December 28th Message board.We have exchanged information and she is my daughter!! Thank you for your site!! It is all so very amazing how all things came together. God Bless all of you, Mary-Alice Byrne
Hi Gary I wood like to tell you You all helped me find my son after 34 years .I know God put you and your helpers in my hands. I wood like to do something for you all .I thank you with all my hart . Thank you again Rose
I am happy to say that you guys did it. I have found them. It is amazing, only took 24 hrs. I spoke to Brett today, he has been looking for us also. He will be speaking with his brother and sister and then we are all going to meet. I can't thank you enough. Found, Debbie
I would just like to thank everyone for their help! It's taken me twenty years! and I have finally found her! (with your help, of course) Her and I are exchanging e-mails now and I can only hope that I will be meeting her soon! You all have made my Christmas! thank you so very much!!! Stefanie S
Good news and bad. Both birth parents deceased but, 2 siblings ,one brother and one sister along with more than 25 extended family members. To beat it all they are here in Ohio and some just around the corner so to speak. As I write this e-mail tears of both sadness and happiness are with me right now, but the many years of not knowing are now over for me. Its a good feeling to know I have an extended family as my adoptive parents had none. There are no words to say that will express how I appreciated all the search angels help and e-mails. And a special thank you to Mr. Harold Newman in West Virginia, whom without his help wouldn't have gotten the ball rolling for all of you to help. Please post this e-mail for all to see as there are to many names to reply to individually. Love all of you Janie Shaw.
Gary, I have a posting on your website from 2005, updated in 2006, as follows: I am pleased to report that I took the trip of my dreams, to Santiago Chile and was successfully reunited with my birthmother, birthbrother and the other 5 of my siblings, just a couple weeks ago. I no longer need to have this posted for my search, so you are free to remove me from your page. I'm so happy the search is over for me, and that I have a whole new 2nd family. Kudos to you and many thanks to you for your awesome website and I wish the other adoptees nothing but the best of successes in their searches. Thanks, Heidi
I just wanted to email and let everyone know that I have found them! I contacted one of the sons of Glennis on the phone and we have begun corresponding with photos, stories, etc. and hope to meet soon. Thank you so much for your help. I searched for a long time by myself and to no avail, but it took you only a few days. You are all amazing and so much appreciated! Thank you!!! Lindsey
Thanks to this site, we found her last name, and her parents, then found her on myspace, contacted her, and found she had been looking for us as well, it turned out great, Thank You so much. Matt Mercer
Thanks to everyone for helping me in the search of my BM!!!! I have great news, I found her! We talked on Tuesday and I found out a lot of information that I have been wondering about for years!!!! I still am in shock and so is she! Thanks again, you all do such a wonderful thing! God bless! Amanda
Dear Gary, Thanks to your wonderful site I indeed was able to locate my husbands birth mother. They have begun talking and are very happy to have found one another! Our family is now complete knowing that she is finally apart of our lives. Thank you so much, we are so grateful to everyone on your site and your site itself for the wonderful gift it has brought into our lives. Thanks Again, Meghan
A huge thank-you to all of you "search angels"!!! You truly are amazing. I just can't tell you all how much I appreciate all the time and trouble you have spent on finding my birth family. I am grateful to God for all of you. I have spoken with my birth mother and a couple of brothers and we are all very excited. We are making plans to visit each other and exchange pics. I can't believe that they were found in less than one week. It's a miracle. God bless you all, and again, thank-you so very much. In sincere appreciation, Valerie Vicari
I am happy to report that I met both of my birth parents yesterday! I found them in about 6 months and they are so grateful I did! We are all so thankful to have been able to meet and offer each other peace and closure. I want to thank you for having this wonderful registry and all the tips and links associated with it. This has been an incredible journey and I am forever grateful to all the wonderful people out there who encourage, coach, and inspire us to search and find at all. I now happily request that my entry be removed from your search site and added to the found list! Sincerely, Jennifer Rader
I just wanted to say thank you, yall are very fast. I found her with in a day… or your angels did. This is my listing. Please change me to found! Again, Thank You!!!! Stacie B
SUCCESS SUCCESS SUCCESS. I hardly know where to start or how to say how great I feel right now and I have all of you wonderful people, angels one and all, to thank. I have been searching in earnest for only a short time but have wondered and dreamed about my birth family all my life. First I have to say, I had a great upbringing with two adoptive parents who loved me as there only child. I was told by my adoptive parents for 36 years that my mother was 16 years old in 1963 when I was born and could not keep me so I was put up for adoption. One day around the age of 36 or 37 I asked for a little more info. and my adoptive parents told me a very sketchy story which included the name of my mother, a brother and a sister. Then, some 8 years later I placed my profile on the G's Adoption Registry and in less than a month later, SUCCESS! I was sitting here with my wife this evening and the phone rang. The caller ID read a person we did not know and I almost did not answer. Well I did and the person on the other end said "Hello Mark my name is Kenneth, I have a brother named Johnny who you sent a letter to and I am your brother." Then after spending a few minutes talking with Kenneth my cell phone rang and my other broher Johnny was on the phone. Well to make a long story short we spent the next 3 hrs talking and getting acquainted with each other. Turns out I have 11 brothers and sisters. Yes I said 11. One full brother and 10 half siblings. Not to mention countless nieces and nephews. Remember I grew up as an only child and had no idea of brohers or sisters till about 8 years ago and until you great people led me in the right direction. The lists of names of possible siblings you provided me were the key to finding my birth family. I mailed a short letter to every Johnny Williams and Rita Williams on Monday of this week and now on Thursday evening I have a whole new family full of people to learn about and enjoy. The two brother's I've talked with are open and eager to meet and connect and that's a great thing. Otherwise I believe that many questions I've always had will be answered with time. You people are absolutely what your name implies, Angels. I could not have done it without you. I can only say thank you, thank you, thank you. Now I'm off to get more acquainted with my newfound family. God bless you and keep you all. You are doing great and powerful work for people who really need the help. You are changing lives and that must feel great. You've certainly changed mine. Thank you so much. Sincerely, Mark E. Shelton Male 9-18-1963
Thomas Johnson Happpppppppppppppppppppppy, I am so happy I found my sister this morning . Rita Faye W is my sister. I called her she knows the exact same information as I do. Our mom died may 14, 1978. I thank your site so much. I am now communicating with her on the telephone. Please tell everyone that had a part in locating my family. Thank Everyone. Thomas Johnson
Well, thanks to your site I found my birthmother. Thank you so much. I also found out, that I have two sisters 11 and 18. We all look very much alike. In fact, my daughter who is 6, look like a spitting image of my youngest sister. Again, thank you so much!
Gary and Search Angels, Thank you to everyone who helped me find my birth mother. I am eternally indebted to all of you. Gary, I am not sure how to go back on my posting to mark it "FOUND." Thank you so much!! Rebecca Bell
As of last night, my brother has been found. I cannot tell you how much I appreaciate you and all the people who help you maintain this. Thank you very much. Shannon
Dear Angels, God is good all the time! I have spoken with my Aunt Anne several times, She is lovely. And I spoke on the phone with my birth Mother for the first time yesterday, we talked for five minutes. She is sick and unable to talk for long. My heart is full. The past is the past. I am content to have this new connection with family. Family is the greatest gift that we can ever receive , right after Jesus. Thanks seems to not be enough. I will continue to search for more family. My wish for all of you is that you ,"Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live every day as if it were your last.(Irish Proverb) Grace be to you, Debbie
To whom it concerns, my posted message on your adoption registry(pg.#160 2-20-1971 male & pg.#161 9-29-1973 male g's adoption registry), you can go ahead and remove that whole message, kristin w/search angels has found my birth brother,unfortunately, he had passed away on the 16th of may 2007, i'am very saddened over this unfortunate news, however, i would like to give a word of thanks to kristin of the search angels, because now i don't have to go through the rest of my life worrying & wondering what ever happened to my brother jerry, i would just like to give the search angels & gary's registry for helping me bring a little closer to this matter,and, god bless you all. sincerly, anthony russell
Gary, I had two postings on your site, one for Debra Jean Towler 7/23/1953 and the other was for Guy Lynn Towler 11/4/1951. Well I wanted to let you know they both have been located. I appreciate your site Gary, thank you so much. Tina Meckle
Gary – I just wanted to tell everyone that your angels did it again. Just hrs after updating my search information we had the dob and name of my aunt. Thank you Heather and Pam!!!!!! Although my aunt was deceased, I was able to talk to her husband of 44 years on the phone that night. He has sent pictures and we are looking to get together next spring.I also now have 4 new cousins and another branch on my family tree. My mother and her sister are so thankful to your website. Thank you for bring my family closure to the question of who and were is she. She and my mom even went to the same high school for a short time and grew up about 3 miles from each other. Thanks again, Jennifer
Hi everyone,, thank you so much words cant describe what this means to me.. Stephen is located.. Timothy T N is my brother he just learned that he was adopted this year and he said that he has been looking for me ever since he said that he doesnt know where arvan is but he does know that he is adopted.. he is going to call me at seven and he called me his big sister..Im trying to fight the tears.. I cant tell you how muchg this means to me and how thankful I am.. and he wants to know me.. THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART TO ALL WHO HELPED ME FIND HIM.. I KNEW WE COULD DO IT!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!! I KNOW WE WILL FIND ARVAN SOON.. AMBER FRANKLIN
THANK YOU! Another success story for your wonderful website. I found my brother and yesterday we met him for the first time. It was wonderful. He looks so much like my father and we all got along great. I've even gained a wonderful new sister-in-law. So thanks to you and all of your wonderful search angels. Marilyn
Hi all you wonderful angels !!!!! Don't know where to begin, there aren't words enough to explain how grateful I am for ALL the hard work, EXTREMELY late nights, e-mails, updates, calls and caring. Jeff and I are so happy to have found Dorothy, his birth mom. She is such a wonderful, caring person and was so emotional and thrilled to have been located. She said she prayed every day that Jeff (Richard) would find her, but didn't want to interfere with his life by trying to find him. We thought by the info she had three children, but they are her step-children and Jeff is her only biological child and his birthfather was killed in an auto accident 4-6 weeks after Jeff was born. No diabetes on her side of the family but don't know about his and she hasn't had contact since his funeral. Her husband is also her best friend so he knew and stood by her side and held her while she talked with us. (Uh-oh, I may cry again!) I am so happy to share Jeff with her now. She said it was by far the hardest thing she has ever done, but she sure has accomplished a great deal during these years for all the rest of us by her work. Jeff is very blessed to have her in his life now, and so am I. Poor Denise, all the silly things I mess up when I am trying to help--I love you! I am still amazed--two birth moms found in less than a few weeks. Actually less than that--Kelly two days and Jeff just maybe three or so but his was really difficult (at least in my mind) not knowing what state, etc. Well, I do go on and on!!!! THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart, I will be forever thankful. Judy Sickler, Jeff Mason and Birth mom FOUND
Hello, My name is Corey Sopak (Lenon) My DOB is 11/06/70 And I found two of my sisters thanks to your website. I just wanted to thank you. I have two more sisters, and we are still looking but I was able to piece enough together to get them both. Thank you again Corey Lenon
Thanks to all of you, we have already been in touch with Jodye's siblings (Barbra Ann Miller (B/N) ).she 's so happy and they had been looking for her to. Several of them live so close, she has already seen one of her sisters.God Bless You All & everything you do. With all our love we thank you Juanita S / Jodye R B/N (Barbra Ann Miller) FOUND !!!
Just a quick thank-you to all that have helped in my search for my friends baby. All the info that has come in was all the same, so I figured I had found her. I called her today and sure enough, it was her. We talked for almost an hour and I've just sent off pictures of her birth mom. Kathleen K has been looking for a few years for any information about her mom and hit a few brick walls along the way. She couldn't believe that in just this short time that I was able to find her! So thank-you once again for all your time and effort that went into this. Sincerely, Judy R
Dear Gary, I have found my birth family and the son I gave up for adoption! Thank you and your site for the help. My birth date is 3/10/1962 born in Enid, Ok. My son's birth date was listed as 1/17/or 1/18 1979. The email address on the website is firstname.lastname@example.org This is my new address. Thank you again for your help! Debbie
Please mark this one as "FOUND" :D My birth son was found and a reunion is being scheduled in the near future with him, myself and his birth father. Thanks to everyone that helped me and continue to help others. Good luck to everyone in their searches and in all future endeavors, Donna
I never imagined when I registered on this site that in 2 short days, I would have my mother found for me. We were able to meet Mother's Day! What an awesome thing to happen. All my life-long dreams have finally come true and I have a mother in my life finally. I may be 38, but I needed my Mommy! She is an awesome lady and I also have 2 sisters. I never knew about them, but mom always told them about me. All I can say is THANK YOU to all the search angels and all the great work they do for lost souls like me. I have been found and now am a complete person with no wholes in her soul. Anna
Hello. There just aren't enough words to express how I feel. Your registry is fabulous and the search angels I met thru your sight are definitely gifts from God. We accomplished a goal we had never thought possible. I can not express enough thanks. Please mark our file as FOUND!! Thanks again, Maryjoyce B
Gary all I can say is thank you, thank you, thank you I am in shock but knowing that I have found my son or he found me makes me the happiest person I am sure on the face of this planet, although I have yet spoken to him I understand that he like my self is excited about the out come never and I say never did I expect to hear the news that he was located and was willing to hear from me yes I believe in angels and I think I have one loving sister who is looking out for me and spoke to someone to send a message to me that everything will be okay thank you for allowing me to use your page to post my message to my son because without that message I don't think things would be where they are today once again thanks form the bottom of my heart. Ruth
I have great news to share with you all. We Found biological siblings after 58 years My father was brought up as a only child. Thanks to all of you and especially Paris's email with the information, yesterday on the 14th my father has united with his sisters after 58 years. He has 2 older sisters and one older brother and several cousins. He was adopted out when he was only 2 weeks old. I have never seen my father happier then I did yesterday. The help that you provide means so much, God bless you all. Thanks again Paris Best Regards, Glenda
Thank You All Sooo Much!!!!! I Can't Tell You What This Means To Me, To Have Had You Guys To Help Me On This...This Is One Of The Best Days Of My Life. Thanks To You All Nena
Thank you so much, to all of you, for all your help. I have waited 18 long years to make contact with this man. While I found my dad please do not take down my information. My birth mother and father are no longer in contact so she may still be looking for me. Again... I can't thank you enough.Jill F
Faith Opens Unity Never Doubting Faith sees the invisible, believes the incredible, knows the unknowable and receives the impossible. Today, I thank God for his guidance and the gift of talent that allows us to help one another. With faith, talent and guidance a long awaited reunion will now take place. Gary has created a way for us to be blessed with the possible. The Angels cannot be seen, yet they make the journey and unify us. Thank You GOD, Gary, Danna, Connie and all of the Angels. I Love You Too, Stella
Wiley Austin H 2/9/1958 has been Found Found Found!!!! After many many years of dead ends, we found him!!! Thank you for allowing us to post on your site! Heather G
My family has been found due to the wonderful work of a great team of search Angels. Thank you for posting my information here and being so patient with me. God's Blessing on all who are searching, have searched and are helping to search. They are his Angels. Ruth F
First please know I was so very sorry to hear of your wife Danna's passing. Please accept my condolences. Secondly, thanks to this web site I have been found by my birth siblings. There are 11 of us and possibly one more! Meeting one of my siblings next weekend and plan to go to NJ to meet most of the rest in June. Thank you so very much for this web site. Have had the posting up since 2004 but at last I have the opportunity to meet my family. Jill F birth date 9/30/50
I wanted to tell all of you that I made contact this weekend with both of my half-sisters. They both called me and we talked for hours - it was great. They did not know about me, but said it explained a lot and filled in some missing pieces. They gave me health information, are going to send me pictures. It was a very emotional weekend to say the least. Thank you again for all your help, I could not have found them without your help. Thanks Donna
Gary, Attached (I think) is the entry for my adopted daughter 9-9-68, Kelly. Without this site the reunion would never have happened. We are so thankful for your help. The search angels and (Denise) was great! Denise worked on finding Kelly's birth mom so hard--I can never thank you enough. I think she started on my son's (Jeff) because of his medical info in the entry and then went to Kelly's. I had more info on Kelly. Within hearing from Denise two days ago, last night 4-19-07 I spoke with Judy M and one of Kelly's new aunts! Kelly will be hearing from her today--she and her "other mom" and extended family are so excited! There is no way I would have EVER been able to do this without this site and Denise. I am so happy she will get to know her birth mom and relatives, it is truly a blessing. Kelly was so excited when night before last I told her I found her birth mom's name. Last night when I called her after speaking to Judy probably for two hours I asked Kelly to guess who I had been talking with and jokingly she said "My birth mom" and I said yes and she screamed soooo loud NO, and I said yes, again NO, I had to swear on my mom's grave it was true! She is overwhelmed and just so happy! We are all just "crazy" now and can't wait to meet in person--it's like you have waited so long and wondered so long and now it happened and it just takes a while for it all to sink in and even be able to ask many questions. Gary, thank you with all our hearts and to Denise too. She is now helping me find my son's birth mom (Jeff Mason-8-15-66) also born at the Willows in KCMO. We live in Raytown, Mo. (KCMO) and Kelly's birth mom worked here for a while and when she mentioned her employer......I know him and graduated from high school the same year as he did. Wonderful things DO happen, Kelly and I are beyond happy. Thank you again, Judy Sickler and Kelly T
To whom it may concern, I just wanted to let you know that a search angel from Germany found my birth mother and half-siblings last year. No information was available regarding my birth father. Thank you so much for providing a venue for finding my birth family. Now I am in contact with my half-brother, which wouldn't have happened without your help. Please update my information. Sincerely, Deborah
Hi everyone! I am so excited. You all found my family I have been looking for all my adult life. I can never thank you all enough. My mother I was looking for had passed away. But I talked to her daughter, my half sister Darlene last night I will talk to her brother Chuck tonight. Again thank you all. You all are true Angels. Vickie
We have found our cousin who was given for adoption in 1977. She was given a new name by the adoptive parents and her birth certificate listed a different town as the place of birth. The town listed was the town where her adoptive parents lived when she was born. So this made the search a bit more challenging. The Children's Home Society confirmed the match. We made contact with her and our families have met twice now. Things moved really fast due to the help of the Search Angel! Thanks for offering this site. I hope others will be as lucky! Terri
FOUND I could never repay you or your Search Angels for what you have done for me. I will always thank god for people like you & your Angels. You would not believe the peace I have now & the burden that has been lifted from my heart. Thank you so much. sincerely Kim S
Hello. I am happy to say that I have found the missing brother that I had listed on 11/8/2006. The child's name is Joseph. He is listed on the United Kingdom page. Thank you so very much for having this website. Jennifer S.
Dear Mr. Schaefer I would like to thank you very much I was able to find my family through hard worked and dedication and lots of letters everything worked out just fine, I just wanted to thank you for telling me how I should look and what I should do it means so much to me thank you again with blessing Evelyne Z
FOUND I do not know how to properly thank you all for your help. Just a simple thank you does not seem to be enough. This will be a very special journey. I will let you all know how things go. Thanks Judy J
Greetings! Jenn here. We just got back last night from our whirlwind trip to Washington to meet Marc's mom. It was WONDERFUL. There were a lot of tears (mostly hers) but more smiles than anything. I think that this has been exceptionally healing for everyone-she was able to tell her story to the one person it mattered most to and he was able to fill in the gaps of his life. I truly believe that this meeting happened at the very right time and place in both of their lives. Marc's little sister (12) is officially in love with her new big brother and we ended up buying 12 boxes of Girl Scout cookies from her!! =) Marc and his birth mom both said that they want to have a lasting relationship and she is trying to plan a trip to see us over the summer. We did learn some more about the birth father, and Marc does not want to pursue finding him. He is happy to stop with finding his birth mom. I can understand and respect that, as this process was wonderful but exceptionally draining for him emotionally. Without all of you, none of this would have been possible, so again, THANK YOU from the bottom of ALL of our hearts!!
Hi Gary: You can add another FOUND to your database. Just got off the phone awhile ago with Kristen Sullivan who has been working with me on the search and we confirmed the woman who we suspected IS MY BIRTHMOTHER!! She admitted to it in her conversation with Kristen. My Birthfather is her current husband, who was not married to her at the time of my birth. Thankfully, they are both alive, have 2 half brothers, and 1 half sister. I haven't called her yet, however plan to in the next few days. Just need a little time to absorb al of this. Let me know if you need any additional info for your file, and THANKS for a great website, could have not done this without that!!! Tony B
Well, first I need to thank all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Allysen called me last night and we talked for an hour. It is very surreal to me, and I don't know if I'm in a dream. After an hour of talking, I was absolutely amazed at how much she and I view life and treat it the same. It is absolutely bizarre! She told me my birth father's name and I looked on the internet and there is only one coming back anywhere, and he lives in the same county that I was adopted in and has the same age. His name is pretty unusual, so, I'm pretty sure it's him. So now, I have to figure out what to say to him. He owns a business and it's only a few cities away from my parents (the ones that raised me and gave me the world). I was planning on driving down there next weekend, so maybe I'll go pay him a visit. I don't now. I just don't know. My birth mom told me he asked her to marry him but she didn't believe he was in love with her. Anyways, she instead met a man and married him, and they lived over 30 years together very in love, but he died a couple of years ago. Anyways, Allysen, she's so excited and said she's been waiting for my call for so many years. Her husband knew about me, but they never knew what to tell their four sons born after me so they don't know. I told her that I'd leave it to her to handle that, it's not my place. Anyways, things could not have gone any better and we're going to send each other pictures. She didn't have grandchildren yet, but now suddenly she has three. Anyways, I'm rambling and rambling and I just want you all to know that you're doing a beautiful thing, making dreams come true. I know that things could have worked out much worse, and apparently I have been extremely blessed. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I will never know how to say it enough and the only way I can think of showing it is by enjoying every moment of this that I can. I hope you can understand how it feels to have a lifelong dream come true. Thank you. Annette G
Mr. Schaefer my name is Wendy and I registered on you website in January on 2006. I gave my son up for adoption 22 years ago. I e-mailed you and you told me your website was the best. Well you were right. He found me exactly one year later. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart the reunion was one of the happiest days of my life. he e-mailed me on a Tuesday, we meet on that Thursday he looks just like me but to play it safe we took a DNA test and everything was good he is mine and were are doing good so far. Thank you again. God bless you and everyone that's works with you Wendy
I have an update. My birth mother's name is Jerri Marie N. I spoke to her for the first time today! I want to thank everyone who has helped me along the way. I have found my birth mom, birth dad, 2 siblings and several nieces & nephews!!!! Thank You!!! Scott M
MATCHED!!!! Dear Mr. Schaefer, I spent a long time studying and following your advise, followed the "10 steps" and the key was #3, when I sent in my info to the ISRR. Got a call from them on Thursday last week, maybe only about 3 weeks after sending all of my info to various places, courts, registries, you etc..... I was at the office and my secretary gave me a note that said it was from the Registry and it was "personal", but I just figured that they were calling to confirm my info. I was busy and didn't call them back on thurs, and I received a call the next day, Friday, from the Registry. I had no idea that they had a match, as my birthmother had been registered with them for the last 17 years, since 1990!!!! We spoke for the first time yesterday afternoon, and it was great. She doesn't know any details of my birthfather, but she does have his full name, and I did have his birth date, so the search continues... Thank you SOOOO much for your wonderful help and energy. You truly change people's lives. G-d Bless... Joel Starr PS, feel free to cut/paste any or all of the above as you see fit to put it on your web site. I'll also be happy to fill out anything that you may have for me. again, many thanks! Dr. Joel M. Starr
I have found my son and I want to thank you. May God be with you and what you are doing for people like me.
Hello Gary, I am happily and thankfully writing to let you know that Brian and his birth mother have connected by e-mail, telephone. She has sent him photographs of his family, given him information about herself and his biological father. You are a wonderful person and I am so thankful for your help. I don't know that any more will come from their contacts, but he seemed happy with asking and receiving the information. I don't know if a personal meeting is in the future--I really have not asked any questions and he has volunteered what I know. I feel this is his private business. God Bless You! MARTHA S K
The search is over, I have been in contact with my daughter by phone. The search angels are really angels. She lives less than 60miles from my home. This has to be a record maybe. I can not believe she was found 2 days after her 18 birthday. Thank you so much
I would like to thank you so very much for your website as I have been looking for Juanita since early 1970’s and have had no luck and with any other websites and in just a few days on your site I have now found her. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Adonna I will always recommend your website.
Thank you so much for all the help you have given me, i have finally found my family. Just two days ago my brother contacted me from New York. He said he found my information on gary's site. Thanks to Gary's adoption site. Thanks Nakia B
My name is Annette S. DOB: 8-19-1962 I found my mother !! We spoke on the phone the first time this past Saturday!! Thanks, Annette
Dear Gary, Just wanted to say thanks for all of your help in my search. I have found my Birth Mother and am in touch with her! Your "Top 10" advice was very helpful. Read several of the recommended books and appreciate you listing my search info. Thanks again! Heather K
Gary, Your searchers helped me find my brother. Please mark him FOUND. Thank you so much! Warm regards, -Karri L
Linda has been found. I talked with her yesterday.Thank you so much for the help. I am really happy about this. Thanks Emily
Found my birth mother yesterday after 14 years of searching!! Thank you for keeping my info. on your site!! Sara E. S
My mother Barbara Ann H was located today in Florida. We spoke on the phone for about an hour or so. She is a lovely woman. I am very Happy!! Thank you for all that you do. God Bless, Kathleen
Gary- I wanted to tell you that your wonderful angels helped me contact my birth mother. I am still in shock that this has happened so fast. I was able to speak to Donna and I can't even begin to put in words how thankful I am for the services that you and your angels have provided for me. I have waited 27 years for this and I can't thank you and everyone involved enough. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Cindy
Thank you so much I FOUND my daughter on 11-27-2006 in Georgetown Texas her adopted mom said she has been asking about me to everyone looking for a loved one don't give up hope GOD will lead you to them they are there waiting for you to find them. My prayers and love is with you all God Bless You. Barbara F.
Hi there, Just wanted to thank you all again for your help. My husband made contact with is birth mother last week and everything went very well. They plan to meet in person soon. I have already recommended your site to a friend. You guys are great! Shantina Steele
I am the adoptee with a DOB of 3-12-1970, Rosemary L. I wanted to let you know that I have discovered who both my birth parents are and made contact with the birth father. We are currently waiting for a DNA test result. He did NOT know I even existed. Thank you to anyone and all those that helped. Rosie H
Hello Gary, First of all, let me start by saying THANK YOU. Because of your site, my sister who did not even know that I existed found me. It was about a month ago, that her husband was reading my page when he found my information. Since my sister was born first, she had no idea that I was out there. We meet about 2 weeks ago. So thanks again. Thanks, Charlene
Gary and Danna, I believe we have found my bio-Father, He passed away Jan.30,2006,And the family is still cooping with the lost and then i come along so that was another surprise for them, But I think i will be o.k. at this point of life. You ALL are wonderful people out there, THANK YOU for what you have done. Lisa Take Care, Everyone of you are truly ANGELS.
Mr. Schaefer, I would like to tell you that my daughter has been found and we have been communicating via mail. She replied to the letter I sent and we are talking on the phone. I would like to thanks Karen & Kristin they made all this happen. They are true angles and If there is anyway I can repay them I sure wished I could. I thank god for people like you that reunite families. Again I would like to thank you so much. Sheri L
Richelle C has been FOUND!!! Alan C is current husband, Singleton was 1st husband... I spoke to her this evening and was a very good conversation, with alot of questions answered on both our sides. She lives in Villa Rica Georgia, I want to express my gratitude to all of you very wonderful people and the kind and wonderful way you stepped up and just did every thing that you had to do to make this possible for me.. I especially want to thank Heather, without you honey this would be just where it was a week ago, so, I cannot express to all of you just how much you mean to me... God has a special place for all of you, I know that for sure... thank you, thank you!!!! Sheila
Hi! I am happy to report that I have been found by my birth family, and the information provided by G's Search Angels allowed me to verify we are indeed reunited! I had my birth family information within 5 hours of submitting my information to G's, but I was not ready to confront this issue, so I waited until some things in my life were "straightened out". Interestingly enough, within days of my decision to finally contact my birth family, I was contacted by my half-sister, who had done an independent web search for me. When she came upon G's website, she noticed my birth date and birth location matched information given her by our mother. I am happy to report that I have spoken to, and continue to speak with, my birth mother and half-sister. I am aware of my other half-brother and half-sister related through my birth mother. I also have the name of my birth father, and we are actively seeking him out. One of G's Search Angels is assisting me with this search. Thank you so much to everyone who worked on this search! I can't tell you how wonderful it is to finally look at a picture of someone, and see that we are related. To know that my personality meshes well with my birth family. To know that these wonderful new family members had just as much desire to meet me, as I had to meet them. And it was all possible through the efforts of so many search angels! Once again, from the bottom of my heart, thank you for sharing your talent and resources in uniting adoptive children with their birth families! Sincerely, Darrell S San Francisco, CA
Gary, Birth-Mother FOUND!!! Thanks SOO Much!!!! Kristin Sullivan Was A True Angel!!!!
I would like to take the time to THANK you and your wife for this web sight with out this I would of never thought I could find my Birth-Mother,THANK YOU so much. WE FOUND my Birth-Mother, and she has already called me. AGAIN THANK YOU. Lisa email@example.com My search Angels are really a blessing for me. I had 3 of them, And they were WONDERFUL!!!!!
Gary, below is the original info I posted on your website. This is to let you know that, thanks to Denise's perseverance and support, we found Mary's birth mother and family, and they are in touch with Mary via email now. I can't tell you how grateful I am to you and all the wonderful people who give their time to make this happen! We had put out hundreds of dollars to searchers, including Birthright, and didn't get anything like the support and compassionate concern we received from Denise. She is one in a million, and we are forever grateful. We were at the end of our financial resources to continue paying for searches, and were ready to give up when I found your website. Thank you so very much, from all of us. Penny D (Mary's adoptive mom)
In days after putting my name on your web site my birth mother and half sister contacted me. Thanks so much for your time....Kim S
Hi Gary, Just want to let you know that Thanks to your website and your Terrific Search Angels, I have located everyone I was looking for and even more that I didn't know about!!! I was sooooo dead ended on this search and thanks to..... ( especially ) Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org and Kristen at email@example.com the dead end was opened and everyone was found!!!! Thanks again for your great website it is wonderful that you do this for people! :-) Debby
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that my birth mother and I were reunited last week through this web site. thank you for providing this service. I would like to posting to stay up because I am still looking for my father. thanks again Carol
Dear Gary: I want to Thank You for this web site and Nancy A search angel in Finland. She not only helped me find my niece a few months ago, but has recently helped my niece find her step sisters and birthfather. This lady is truly an angel. To all of you who are looking for your family keep the faith. Although my sister had passed before meeting her daughter she always knew that one day we would find her. I am grateful that my niece wants to have us in her life. I feel whole and I owe it all to Nancy. God Bless you Nancy. And all who are still searching. Deeheavrin@aol.com
I would like to let you know that we have FOUND my family, and I would like to say thank you to all who have helped in this long journey. It was well worth it. My siblings are great, I have 8, 3 brothers and 5 sisters. I wish everyone the best of luck on your search for the New Year. thanks again
My daughter is good at "googling" and she found the search/match website and found my search listing for her. She emailed me about a month ago and we are now in contact. I just wanted to thank you for leading me to this. I am 36 going on 37 and just this summer my birth mother found me and now my birth daughter found me. It is wonderful and amazing. I am so grateful for people and places like you. Thank you again, and God Bless You. Alison S
Hello, I have received word that my natural parents, through your Angela in Germany are now deceased. At least now I know where they are. Thank you so much for your web site and hope that all others have good luck in all of their endeavors. Thank you Angela, you were great. Lori I
Hey guys, It's Christina again. Wanted to let you know that thru you guys I have now located my ENTIRE birth family, including bdad's side. I have been talking with his one sister every week and just spoke with his Mother for the first time today! Thanks so much for all your help and my search is officially over at this point! THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! You guys really are ANGELS in every sense of the word! Christina
Mr. Schaefer & Staff, Many thanks to you for your research! We actually found all the birth family members and are just ecstatic. God bless you all! Bill and Tracy C
Gary and Danna, My Birth family and I have been reunited (7/22/06) and you may remove my post from your site. :-) Thank you for all you do! Sincerely, Holly
Thank you! I don't know what else to say. We had been looking for the brother that our parents gave up for adoption for more than twenty years. We hit brick wall after brick wall. It was actually a " last- ditch" attempt to find him that caused my sister to do a google search that finally found his listing on your page. http://www.aci.net/schaefer/page100.html We now know that it was a last ditch attempt that caused * his * sister to post the listing on your page after he had hit yet another brick wall. For having as much information as we did - which was quite a lot ( on our side, at least ) - all of our efforts had failed. Thank God for your site! Thank you for taking the time to make such a wonderful resource available. I have no words. Just... thank you! From the bottom of my heart. Chris B
Gary, Just to let you know, I have found my nephew. I got an email from him this morning and I'm so excited. Thank you and all your angels for your help and support. June D
Dear Gary, Thank you the search angels you forwarded my listing to have been sooo successful in assisting me with my search and I have had a reunion with my brother and have found other important information in my search. Unfortunately my mother has passed away many years ago (She died of breast cancer at only 33 yrs), but she left behind a legacy of help, hope and healing from the many scars that afflicted her life. Sincerely, Clarissa
Hello - First may I thank you for allowing me to post my search info on your site! I would like to inform you and have you be able to add a FOUND to my information.My name is Debi F My birth date is November 28 1968 and it was for Utah listing. My birthparents were located by an Independent Search Consultant on SEPTEMBER 1, 2006 !!! Thank you again for your help in aiding all adoptees, and birth parents alike! Sincerely Debi F
Gary, Denise provide me with a number which led me to my sister Geri. Unfortunately, my father died April 26 and my mother April 30. The sister whose e-mail address is on the web site is in the process of moving and so I should hear from her soon. Perhaps, it was their spirit that had me open the envelope and find my birth name. Their family could finally be reunited. Who can say? But thanks for all---I couldn't have done it without you. Roseann
I located my birth family 7-9-06. Listed as: 8-5-1946 It was thru information I posted on your site, that a search angel found the necessary information I needed to make the final connection. Thank you so much for being here and to everyone that helped. To those still searching, hang in there, when it gets frustrating and stressful, stand back and regroup, take some time to think and gather energy for the next assault on closed records and secrets. It took me 39 years to come to this stage of my search. The next chapter awaits.... so does yours. God Bless, One Day At A Time, Linda E
Hi Shelle and all the rest who added their two cents, Wow! What can I say, but THANK YOU!!!!!! I called Rita S ( my birth mother ) today and it couldn't have gone any better. She had been looking for me also. We talked for almost four hours. Then I talked to my half sister for another hour. What an incredible, emotional experience. Your work was precise and quick and I thank you from the bottom of my heart. So you can add "FOUND" to my post! Gary you have done a great job with this site! Forever Grateful, Heidi W
Gary; Sharon, one of your angels has contacted my mother and she is going to call Marie on Wed. THANK YOU SO MUCH, my mother is very excited to speak with her birth mom. My family is very amazed that you found her so FAST (4 days, WOW!!!) I have another, harder one for you now: My step children's mother was also adopted and they would like to know their heritage etc.. Kevin S, my husband will fill out your form and will send it to you. Thanks again!! Lynnette S
Yesterday, I spent the afternoon with my birth mother, Donna of North Fork CA. It was amazing and I just want to thank you for maintaining this site and for your amazing search angels, Susan Davis who held my hand and gave me great support through out, and Carol, who was right on with her information. Those two women are hero's in my heart, thank you both. I also have a brother, who I have still to meet so this has been a fantastic journey which is really just beginning. Thank you all, Christie
I would like to thank all your angels for helping michael this is his wife I don't mean to be deceitful but i was the one who filled out your form and Mike and I couldn't be more grateful. He has contacted his family you can see it in his eyes he's found his family they kept the pictures of when he was tooken away from them and they are arranging a meeting this is so wonderful. God Bless You all you are so wonderful. Michael and VIcki
Hello Gary, I found my son Matthew M through myspace.com on 11-11-2006. We reunited immediately and are off to a great start in a wonderful reunion. Thank you so much for posting my search! Happy Holidays!!! Anita P
Hi Gary, First of all, I regret not having sent this email long ago! THANK YOU so much for your wonderful site!! I posted information on your site last January and within days a couple of your researchers sent me accurate information about my birth mother, unfortunately deceased 40+ years ago. But what came from that is my finding 4 siblings and a whole bunch of other relatives, all living on the west coast and all delighted to have found out about me. I came into their lives just past the age that my mother had died and I bear a strong resemblance to her in many ways. So it has been a very meaningful voyage for me and a happy ending to what previously was a tragic loss for a family. I thanked your volunteers that helped me... but meant to send a note to you as well!! Also, I notice that somehow I never got my information listed on your site to say FOUND!!! My adopted name is Kathryn S. Rose ( I now go by Kay Rose). My birth date was 5-30-1959 in Santa Barbara, CA. Also, your great people helped my brother find his birth family as well... thought unfortunately there had been factors concerning his birth that have caused his birth mother to NOT be interested in remaining in contact or having him get in touch with any other family members. That was really unfortunate, but my brother is more resilient than I and is finding some comfort in my new found brood, who have opened their arms to him as well. So another FOUND person is Bruce R, born 8-4-1955. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! Kay Rose
I have a sister. The info I received from your search angel, Laura Witherspoon, was right on. Although my BM died in 1974, she had a daughter 3 years after me, who had no idea I was out there. We had DNA testing and the results came back today with a match for half-siblings---92%. I am hoping Texie Jones' sister will have info on BF, but wether or not she does, I have found lots of answers. I belong to ALMA's private chatroom and I tell everyone about your register. Thank you so much!!......Sandy
Thanks to your website my family has found my cousin Brandy. She was truly my grandmother's angel. She was taken when she was five and we have been looking for her ever since. She will never get the chance to see my grandmother again because she passed away on Brandy's birthday in Jan. of this year (2006). Brandy Michelle McClelland Ybarra has been found thank you so much. Thank you Diana M
Thanks to your wonderful Search angels, I have found both. There may be other siblings out there????? Thank you for this service. Jauson
Hi, I posted a form several months ago and you all helped me find information on my bmom who passed away 3 years ago. Many of the numbers in the information were not current, but with addresses I was finally able to make contact with 2 of the siblings, the twins Edward and Debbie. Danny the youngest has been told by them, but needs time. Edward, Debbie and I have a reunion planned for the end June. I just wanted to let you know and to say Thank You to all of you that helped in my search.. Special Thanks to Gary and Danna Schaefer for creating this site and posting my info, and to Heather MacPherson, Laura Witherspoon, and Denise Bjorholm, for their quick response and information. Thanks to all who e-mailed me with whatever info they could find. You all are truly angels. Thank you So Much!!!!! Diane F
Hi, just a quick update regarding me, Christie Brodnax Yeager 04/06/59. Susan has found my birth sibling Donna L Thompson 3/57. We have met (twice) in the last two days and it is thrilling and hard to get my brain around. Thank you so much for all of you who have helped thus far, not quite there yet, but soon. I couldn't have done any of this without Susan. Thank you, you're amazing!
I am e-mailing you with wonderful news.. I have finally found my birth sibling... I am so so excited. I wanted to e-mail you and let you know for two reasons. First is so that you can up date my file. Second and most important is to tell you thank you so very much for all of your help. I am still floating on air. It has been a long year a waiting but worth it all in the end. We are going to plan a date and meet each other. Well again I just want to say thank you for all of your help. Sincerely Kaye B
my wife carrie h. had posted on your adoption website looking for her adopted brother, well thanks to all of you, and the search angels hard work she found him. his name is Thomas. b, we contacted him by phone, he was an exact match! so i too have come to you for help. my wife and i want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts! we wanted to let you know that way you can update her listing that she has FOUND her full brother, born on 10-3-1968.
Gary- Unbelievable! I was expecting playing darts in the dark and you all turned the lights on and... bam!! Of all the stories I have heard with how long it would take and that birth mom might not want any part - this story is the exact opposite. This has filled a huge hole in my heart. From the bottom of that heart; thank you. Thank you so very much. Below is my contact info, if you, or anybody in need of some positive energy, please feel free to contact. Sincerely, Jon H
Hi, my name is Christina. I registered on your site a few months ago and with the great help of your search angels, I have located my birthmother and we spoke on the phone for the first time yesterday. And this is where my search ends for the time being. My birthfather died a couple months ago and my bmom has all that information. Thanks again, you have been a great help Christina
Hey everyone!!! Wow, do I have good news!! You guys are all truly ANGELS!! And amazing!! I know God used you as a tool, but thank you all for allowing God to use you!!! I never expected things to happen so quickly!!! I was on the phone with Jason, and we found out that he only lived a short 2 hours away from us all his life!! Jason was such a sweetheart. and such a handsome boy (And yes, that's the proud aunt talking there. ha ha). I not only found my nephew yesterday, but also found that I am a great-Aunt as well. I also have a great-Nephew! So our family was doubly blessed by you search angels!! After talking to Jason on the phone, he was as anxious to meet us as we were to meet him. So needless to say, we planned a meeting immediately. And by immediately, I mean we both got in our cars and met halfway between our homes. I of course was on the phone calling everyone I could think of, letting them know I was going to meet Jason. I called my father at work, and he told them he was leaving. Someone said they were surprised that they let him leave work so early. His reply was "I didn't ask, I just told them I was leaving." ha ha!! I met Jason, and it was amazing!! It feels like a piece of my heart and family, who I didn't even realize was missing, has been completed. Odd how I never felt incomplete before. But now that Jason is here, I feel as though the pieces have come together. It certainly gives you a new perspective on life. Plans for many more meetings in the very near future have already been made. Jason said he felt like a movie star, there were so many people, and so many cameras flashing, all for him. Family came from everywhere, family I didn't even know we had. LOL!!! We cannot express our love and gratitude for you enough!! If I heard it 1 time I heard this statement 50 times during the course of the day..."You have to write your search angel and tell her thank you from his entire family." Everyone was of course ecstatic. A missing member had now returned home. Although we don't ever want to take him away from his family, we are now happy that he can be a part of ours as well. There aren't enough words to express our gratitude and our love. I wish there was some way I could show you. As I said, we have already made plans for future visits. And Jason is just an amazing young man!! Sincerely, Delia M
Hi Gary, I made contact with my Bio mothers children ( my siblings ) It went really good. now all that's left to find is Bio father and his Children. Thanks again, you guys are Great. Alex Y
Hi Gary, Just wanted to update, My bio Mother Judie D died 11/22/1984 I made contact with her husband but he wont help. I'm still looking for bio father and sibling from both sides. Thanks to you and your search angels I know about my Bio Mother, Thanks for everything Gary. Alex y
Thanks for helping to reunite birth families. I would like to report a reunion. Adoptee James Warren Murray, born to Billie Brown Murray 9 Dec 1961 in Richmond, Virginia. Thanks,Chandler E
Dear Gary, I would like to inform you that I found my birth mother. I have talked with her. I want to let you know that Bonnie has been a big help. I really appreciate everything you guys did. Unfortunately, birth father died from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident shortly after I was born. I’ve been trying to contact his family but haven’t had much luck.Well anyway you can mark me found on the website and again thank you. Michele N
Hello, I thought you'd like to know my success story. Several months after my posting on your site in 2002 I received an email response. It was from my adopted sister whom I hadn't spoken with in several decades. She provided me my birth name Frances R and filled me in on details I provided this site that were untrue but what I and siblings of my adopted family were told. I've corresponded with my BM several times and have family all around me in Seattle and Shoreline. On 1/6/06 I came face-to-face with my birth mother at a cousins funeral at my own church just two blocks from my house. When she came in to church she sat right beside my husband and myself. We look alike. The details are too many to list and we have a long way to go but I sincerely thank you! Regards Elaine S
You can type " reunited / found" next to that entry... we were posting on different boards. I now have an elder sister and have made my mom a great grandmother. Reunion in the works for June, phones are ringing off the hook and the chocolate is flowing... Thank god for the internet ~Ky Greene
I just wanted to share with you that I found my sisters brother Charles H Jr, today! It was thanks to your leads. I want to thank you! Heidi F
Hello to all of the wonderful people (Angels) who helped me find my mother's birth mother! Though she has suffered three strokes and recently lost her husband and claims to know nothing about my mother ever existing (Maybe the strokes, maybe she stuffed it for too long, who knows), I have connected to the person who would be my aunt by marriage and my aunt both of which have been very nice and I have learned so much about my history. To see the look on my mother's face when I told her the news was priceless! If you remember my mother has terminal cancer and is not expected to live long, to have been able to give her the thing she wanted most in her life was amazing! Again, I thank all of you for that and the wonderful work you do! I spoke with my aunt for about one hour last night and today I have sent two different packages of pictures for them to see. I look forward to my life from here on out including these people who are my family! Thanks Tricia
Hi Gary, I just wanted to give you an update. I have found my birth son Chris and we both cant be any happier. WHAT A BLESSING. He has lived in same city as I. Please Update my posting as FOUND! YAY and many thanks to your search angel Susan Davis... she is truly an angel!! Thanks Sharon f
Dear Search Angels Since my feet have only just touched the ground, I haven't had time to write you and thank you for all the hard work that has made our journey to this point so successful. You have all made a lifetime wish a reality for me in locating my birth mother and it is no small miracle after 67 years. I have always wanted to know where I came from and the circumstances surrounding my birth. Also I hope to be able to meet my birth mother and tell her that she did the right thing and that everything turned out good for me. I hope that I will have that opportunity soon, but it hasn't been arranged yet as Geraldine L. (Smith) Evans has only just got out of hospital and she is in a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida. Apparently, under the caring eye of her daughter Barbara. To bring you all up to date: I have spoken to Norman E. Smith of Miami, FL and he put me on to Geraldine's daughter Barbara who in turn put me to her brother Steven. It appears that Geraldine had four other children born of the marriage between her and Arthur (Epstein) Evans. Their firstborn son in 1942 they named "Michael" (- strange coincidence?) There are two other sons, Steven and Bruce and l daughter Barbara. Barbara lives in Hollywood, FL and Steven is in Chicago, Michael in California and not sure where Bruce lives. Norman, Steven and Barbara have been very receptive and co-operative, in fact they seem quite excited but of course none of them had any knowledge of my existence and they don't know how Geraldine will react. I have made a lunch date with Steven for tomorrow downtown Chicago and we will exchange photos etc. and finalize the details for a DNA test on myself, & Geraldine. At this point I feel that Steven & Barbara are on the same page on this one and I think before they discuss this with their mother (Geraldine) they want proof positive. Whilst I am still sitting on pins and needles and cannot yet make plans to fly out to Miami I have to be patient a little while longer. I certainly understand their concerns and how they feel, as Geraldine has been ill and will be 85 years old on April 5th. Lets hope she will receive me as a birthday gift. Again, I can't begin to tell you how grateful I am for your work, devotion and abilities to make all this happen for me. I will write you and update you again when I have more information after my lunch with my (brother ?) Steven. Thank you ever so much and a special thanks to my nephew Dale who convinced me to try again and not give up in my desire to locate my birth mother. Keep your fingers crossed for a little while longer. Love to all of you. Mike T
Hello everyone! I just wanted to let you all know that from your help, I was able to talk to my fathers half brother and sister, who are so excited to hear about him and our family. They are ready to share information and meet as soon as everyone is ready. We plan on speaking more over the next few days and finding our more information from older family members and confirming information. With this family being so large, it will take a little while, and Ruby Clara Bonds-Markham, is not alive anymore so they ave to get together and talk about what they know. The main thing here is that I could not have gotten anywhere without "TRUE ANGELS" such as yourselves. You gave me resources, support, and the want to continue searching. I cannot thank you all enough. And from what I have learned in the situation, please, if I can be of any help to anyone, I would gladly do it a thousand times over. Finally, you can count my last update as FOUND!!!! P.S.- I will keep you updated as things progress! Sincerely, Amber B
Hello. This is Mark B. I am currently posted on your web page now. I have great news! I have found my birth parents and therefore my name does not need to be posted. Thank you for the help, it was greatly appreciated. Mark
Gary: Wanted to let you know that Susan Davis one of your searchers has found whom I believe to be my biological mother, brother and sister. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart for starting this website and having such wonderful search angels. Thanks so very much! Sara M
To all search angles, we have found our long lost sister & daughter! Praise God! Thanks for all of your good help. With the warmest regards and respect, I am; Vince C
To all of you wonderful, wonderful angels, thank you so very much for all that you have done. Yesterday morning when I woke up I never dreamed that by the time the sun set, I would finally have answers I have waited so many years for... You all are truly a gift from God. Words are not enough to express my gratitude. I wish I could meet each and every one of you and give you a big hug. I have contacted other adoptees and am referring them to you also... So hopefully, they can experience this feeling also with your assistance... Again, words are not enough. May God Bless each and every one of you. You are all in my prayers and will be always. Lots of Love, Donna L, M, S,
Hi, I was found by my half sister in January of this year using your page!!! She just goggled my birth dad's name and it came up to my registration page!! I am Julie J, born in Minnesota January 28, 1963 You can move me to the found list!!! Thanks so much for your page and help!! Julie J
Dear Gary, I found my birth family this weekend!!! Thanks so much for your wonderful website to post info. I appreciate all of the work and effort that you and so many other volunteers do! This weekend I was able to get in touch with my birth family, who had also been looking for me so long! I now have 5 younger sisters! We are all still looking for one sister, who was given up for adoption with me but I guess we were split up. But here is my registry info so that you can change it to FOUND! :) Thanks again! Crystal
Dear Search Angels, Thanks to you I have reunited with my biological mother. About 24 hours after I registered on your website I had the information in my e-mail. As it turns out You found her listed in her first married name and city and then with her second husbands name and latest address. All I had to do was look up her phone number online. Thanks to ALL of the ANGELS! I appreciate this more than I could ever find the words to express. Adoptee #83 is solved. God bless and keep up the good work. Sincerely, Carolyn S
Hello, On Tuesday at 6:30 pm I received a phone call and I had previously written a letter to this lady in La Fayette Georgia I wasn't sure if she was my birth mother or not so I wrote the letter and got a response from her Tuesday. And It was her we were on the phone for 3 hours and were suppose to meet this Saturday if she doesn't have to work I just wanted to thank you and if you want I'll email all about our reunion! Thanks to the search angles! Love you all Stephanie D
Dear Gary, I am pleased to inform you that I have found my birth son! Thanks to all your search angels who helped me! I have spoken with him on the phone and will be meeting him in person at the end of the week! He and his adoptive mother were so receptive, I am just thrilled and cannot wait to meet them both! Last week when I registered I had no idea that I would be meeting my son this soon! Thanks again! Please forward this message so that all the search angels who helped me will know about my happy ending!! Thanks again! Laura L
Dear Gary, This is to let you know I have found my birth Mother in Germany, My husband had the idea of emailing the mayor of the town where I was born, we herd nothing for about six weeks and then today we received an email from him, telling us my mothers married name and her address. My husband and I cant thank you and all your helpers enough, God bless and please never stop the good work you are all doing. From a very happy Kathy & Mike
THANK YOU SO MUCH !!!! with your information I was able to find my birthmother and to talk to her I talked to her in person yesterday thank you so much your website is very helpful and wonderful. Thanks Beth
I just have to tell you I have just had the most Amazing weekend. Paul Robert H is 100% my adopted son. I had given articles to be given to his birth parents. Not knowing if they would accept them. I have identified everything to them and we both have a copy of the hospital picture. You all certainly are Search Angels and I don't know how I can ever Thank you for everything you have done a so fast. As we live in different cities in Minnesota, there is a Reunion planned for tomorrow, don't know all details but for sure will let you know. My son had been searching since 90's but the obstacle of the enormous search fees stopped both him and me. I don't understand why LLS charges so much to re-open a file. You are definitely Angels doing God's work. Much Love to All! Katie D
My name is Sam S and I just registered last week. I was born 8-7-55 and was adopted from the Children’s Home Society in Greensboro. Thru a big break in information I have found my birth mother. I just wanted you to know my 15 year search in over. Thanks Sam
My name is Marla and I have been searching for my biological mother for over a year now. I was born in Omaha, Nebraska on May 7, 1971. I am ABSOLUTELY DELIGHTED TO ANNOUNCE THAT LAST NIGHT I SPOKE TO HER ON THE PHONE FOR THE FIRST TIME FOR 2 1/2 HOURS!!!!! The search was not easy and I had an incredible investigator's help along the way. Despite the fact that I went through the necessary steps to try and obtain any identifying or non-identifying information, Nebraska would not grant me ANY INFORMATION because there was no consent form filed by my biological mother. On the phone, last night, she said she assumed that it would be easy for me to find her because the agency the adoption was through had all of her information. THAT INFORMATION WAS SEALED AND I COULD NOT GET ACCESS TO ANY OF IT! That agency told me four times that there was no record of my adoption!!!
PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE contact the Dept of Vital Statistics in Nebraska and request a "Cons! ent By Biological Parents for Release of Information" and fill it out!!!! By doing this it might open some doors to the possibility of your adopted child finding you! It may not be too late!!!
Most importantly, NEVER GIVE UP HOPE!
Gary Thanks for all the help, my birth mother called me just last Friday. After talking with my adoptive mother, who helped the researchers. Please take the information off the web site the case is closed. I appreciate your help in getting the research started. Steve C
Gary, Thanks for the site and the assistance… my search has ended with a happy ending. On Feb. 7th, 2006 I spoke to my birth mother. Thanks again, John H
I just wanted to thank you. After a year of searching, the adoption site you host allowed me to find my two sisters, their three kids, and my brother. Thanks Heather
Mr. Schaefer, In the boy column. 1.19.69. we are reunited. Thank you so much for allowing me to have my information posted here. I truly appreciate the help that everyone has given me... V. Elise H. P.S. My heart is full!
I just wanted to let you know, my brother, firstname.lastname@example.org, put an ad in your web site for our brother, Joe Lee Estep, who was born in West Virginia on November 11, 1950, and that we found him on January 23, 2006 due to the ad on your site. Thank you very much. I am the sister of Joe Lee and patrickphoneman
Dearest Gary et al., Thanks to you and your 'Angels', especially CA search angel Shelle, in ONE DAY since my original listing was posted, I found my birth mother, her husband and her brother!!! I am thrilled and astonished! Many millions of thanks! My very best to you and those you love! Thanks R. L. G.
We found our brother thanks to your website! Please update that file! Thank you! Terra T
Mark this as Found!!!!!!! Thank to Denise! They had a wonderful reunion today and Her name was Tammie Potts and she knew that she was named at birth which was the icing on the cake! Thanks to all of you!
YES! MARK FORM FOUND AND BOTH SIDES ARE THRILLED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAPPY ENDING-OR HAPPY BEGINNING. THANK YOU SEARCH ANGELS!!!! JULIANNE
HI I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AND YOUR WEB SITE. I FOUND MY DAUGHTER AND WAS REUNITED WITH HER IN OCT AND SEEN HER AGAIN IN DEC. WE HAD A GREAT REUNION! AND IA PART OF MY LIFE IS NOW COMPLETE THANK YOU AGAIN!!! BRIDGET B
Hi Gary, I just wanted to thank-you for having this website and taking the time to help people find their birth families. I was amazed at how quickly your search angels (Denise and Sharon) were able to find my birth mother. I am especially happy that there are search angels like Sharon who are willing to mediate the contact between adoptees and birth families. Unfortunately, my birth mother is not ready to meet me right now, but hopefully she will come around. Thanks again, Christa A
Donnie R and Angelique R have been found thanks to your wonderful sight. They can be marked found now. Thanks for such a great group of people helping in the search. Donna
Yes, I found my birth mom, with the help of so many angels on my side. I want to say "THANK YOU" from the bottom of my heart. You've made a dream come true for me. We were separated for 48 years and this is the best 49th birthday present I could of ever wished for. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH. I have so much love for all of you, that if you ever need me to do almost anything, I will certainly do what I can as I owe all of you so much !!!!!! We have spoken to each other over the phone and traded our info, numbers, & address so, we can finally keep in touch with each other. Since we both have health issues going on in our lives at this time, we will try to have our reunion in spring, hopefully when both of us are at our strongest. Thanks to every one, Denise, Patti, Sharon & Schafer 61, if I missed anyone i'm so sorry didn't mean to do it, as I'm on cloud 9 10,11, etc. and haven't come down yet. Thank You Again. Claudia
We are the family that Jerri-Lee O'Donnell was looking for for years. My aunt had a baby in Sept 1950 at S. Shore Hospital and he was put up for private adoption. He was the 2nd entry on your list. We can't believe how easy it was to find each other when I started looking on Thursday Dec 29. The ironic thing is we live on the same street. This is truly uncanny. Thank you for the web site.
THANK YOU!!!!!! A few months ago you sent me an e-mail letting me know that you would send our information to some of your helpers, one of them being Connie Rhea and also Donna Wells, they re-United my husband with his biological family. During all the commotion I forgot to tell you thank you and how much we appreciate your help not only by allowing us to use your web-site but also by getting us in touch with Connie and Donna. Thank you so much, our lives will never be the same. The reunion is going slow, but going good. My husbands biological mother and father have both passed away but he has 3 sisters that he never even knew he had and is now getting to know them. So thank you, Sincerely, Rebecca and David H
Dear Gary, I just wanted to say thank you, to you and all of the search angels, especially Judy Sheinbein, with finding my birth family. What just took Judy one day to find my birth family, I had been at it for five years, with no results. Sadly my birth mother has passed away, she passed this past January, but I have siblings. I have three sisters and four brothers. All of us are very close in age and they all live just about four to six hours from me. I even have nieces, grand nieces, and nephews that live in the same city that I do. We are still shocked, but happy. We talk everyday on the phone and plan to meet in January or February. If I ever run into anybody that is searching for their family, I will be sure to tell them about you. Thank you again, all of you who devote their time to helping people like me. You all are truly angels. God bless and have a very merry Christmas. Paulette L
GARY, I WANT TO SINCERELY THANK YOU, YOUR SITE, AND ALL THE ANGELS, NANCY DOBSON, IN PARTICULAR, THAT HAVE HELPED ME IN MY SEARCH…AS YOU ALREADY KNOW, WE ARE ‘FOUND’ AND I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO MEETING MY DAUGHTER WITHIN THE NEXT WEEK. SHE’S ONLY TWO HOURS AWAY, AND HAS NEVER LIVED MORE THAN A COUPLE OF HOURS FROM ME. AGAIN, MY SINCEREST HEARTFELT THANKS TO YOU ALL AND I WISH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU A ‘VERY MERRY XMAS’….COULD YOU PLEASE SEND THIS MESSAGE TO ALL ANGELS….THIS IS A TREMENDOUS RELIEF TO ME…….I’VE ALWAYS BELIEVED IN SANTA CLAUS AND/OR ANGELS…… AND THIS IS LIVING PROOF. YOU PEOPLE ARE THE ‘GREATEST’…I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING MY ASSISTANCE AS AN ‘ANGEL’. AND WORKING WITH THE NC COALITION ADOPTION REFORM….MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL…WITH MUCH LOVE, CAROLYN
Dear Gary, Thank you so much for reuniting me with a sister I never even knew I had! And now I learn I might have a brother too. What a wonderful Christmas this will be for me, after almost 50 years of wondering if I had any siblings. Your Website provides a vital service for adoptees like me and I will be forever grateful for your efforts. Happy Holidays and thanks again! Sincerely, James H
Dear Gary I am very happy and exited to inform you, that my friend Marina N has located a possible older brother through your page! His name is James H Their mother is called Ursula Waltraud Weber and they are both adopted from Bremerhaven. They must be related. She has now sent him an e-mail and is anxiously waiting for his reply. Isn't it amazing - there are 6 billion people in this world. I enter a profile for Marina on your page and her brother happen to have a profile on that page too. No way that is accidental! I am a bit worried to see that his profile is a couple of years old. Can you help her locate him in Florida if he for some reason doesn't receive her e-mail? Yours faithfully Gry Trust M
Dear Gary, One of your search angels "Sharon" found my birth family. I think it only took her 5 days total. Unfortunately my birth mother passed away in 1993, but I do have a brother who is very eager to talk and meet!! My birth sister on the other hand does not want any contact at this time. Anyhow I just wanted to say thank you. All of you who devote your time to help people like myself, are truly "angels"!! Bless you all! Have a wonderful holiday! Martin O
I just wanted to let you know that with your site and the help of your Search Angels I have found my birth mom. I am very thankful for the service you provide. And the results were much faster than I would have ever thought, only a month and a half before I found her. Thank You So Much! ~ Juliana
Gary I just wanted to let you know that I have FOUND all of my siblings and my aunt. My birth mother is no longer alive. Thanks to the help of Susan Davis one of your search angels I was reunited with them all within 60 days! You all are the best. You can close out my file and move it to the FOUND section. Happy Holidays to you! Karie N
Hello, Due to your efforts and website I have found my sister... she responded to my posting just three days ago. I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart!!! I found out that my little brother was not adopted with her like they told us. So I will still be searching for Peter...I will update my posting soon with a new one just for Peter whom is still under 18. Again from me and all my family thank you so much for connecting us at a much faster pace than I could have ever dreamed possible!! Thank you!!!!!!!!!! Chantelle H
I have found my birth mother and have enough info on my birth father. I want to thank you for putting together this web sight. I can't believe it took only 1 DAY! Your search angels are wonderful. I never thought it would be this easy. Again, thank you for all your help. You can chalk this one up as a success. Thank you Andrew Schwartz
Good morning. My name is Michelle Wray. On October 2, 2004, I posted my information on your website. I wanted to let you know that, thanks to Patricia Harrell, I have found my birthmother. Sincerely, Michelle Wray
A search volunteer from somewhere contacted me Monday with the information and I have been in contact with my birth mother and aunt since Monday. thank you so much you all are wonderful people! Jen
HI, This is Susan Arlene Richardson A few months ago you posted my adoption history on your web site for me to find my birth sister...... she contacted me last night , her name is Lisa B and she lives in N.C. we have been e-Mailing each other and have talked on the phone and we are going to meet each other this Sunday...... thank-You so much for all your help your job has been a complete success!!!! Thank-You again, Sincerely, Susan Arlene Richardson
FOUND It is because of your website that this came about. Terry's son came across this website when he typed his father's name (Terry B) into Google search. His son then contacted me by email. Thank you soooooooooooo much! Terri
PLEASE UPDATE JOHN R. CESSAC BORN 6/17/1964 HIS BIRTH MOM HAS BEEN LOCATED AFTER 41 YEARS AND HE AND HIS FAMILY ARE WAITING FOR A CHANCE TO MEET, MIRACLES DO HAPPEN. THANKS TO ALL OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY FOR THEIR SUPPORT AND ALSO TO GOD FOR ANSWERING OUR PRAYERS. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST THIS WEBSITE.
Hi, Last week, Sarah emailed me so I guess you can put "Found" on my registry. Thanks so much for all your help and many thanks to those "Angels", too. With sincere appreciation, Rhonda M
Oh My Goodness!! I contacted Veronica K this morning and it is her (My Sister)! She was adopted with my brothers from bakersfield in 1974. She knew my moms last name my siblings DOB and names ( with some changes to the middle names. She says that they were all adopted together and are all in Ca. I will have more details soon. You all are amazing. Your work time and effort... I cant thank you enough. Now I wish I had tried to find them years ago. I received the e-mail from Bob earlier about John Alfred Claybaugh. that was my birth name so more than likely that is my birth father. I am trying to retrieve his marriage certificates. I don't have his DOB or any more info on him. You all are angels. What a wonderful day. Hope you all are blessed. Grateful to you always-John
Hi- just wanted to let you know that I have found my birth mom and birth dad. I'm going through and contacting the registries I belong to, and letting them know. Thanks for your help, it's so good to be FOUND!!!! Stacey M
Hi Gary, Please let your search angels know that I have finally tracked down my birth mother! We talked on the phone Sunday and again Monday. I had numerous addresses for her, but my letters kept coming back. I sent one to her brother and asked him to forward it to her. She and her family were very happy to hear from me and I would never have made it happen without you. Thank you So Much! Joyce
Hi everyone! A very happy ending for me. I have finally found my birth father. Thank you Susan for all your help and with the spreadsheet you compiled and working with a few other sources it helped me locate my birth father. Thanks Tracy
I am happy to say that william pearl blackburn has been found. him and my husband had a nice long talk and plan to get together soon. thanks so much to and all your wonderful search angels. I would really like to thank mister keene, because he played the biggest role in making this come true. Forever Grateful Elliott Family
It is her, I can't thank you enough. I passed this on to my son-in-law and he is amazed at how fast you came up with the information. You guys are good. Thank You and God bless and keep you all. We will let you know after the reunion. Ruth Carter-Bourdon
Contact made!!!!!~I took the information to Marti and she was thrilled. Thank You so much. As soon as she is well enough they will have a reunion. We also called Johnelle's (Her adopted name) birth father and he is so happy. Its a good thing all around. God bless all of you for all that you have done to help. Marti says thank You for helping to find her so fast. And says to tell you that as soon as she can she will write you with reunion details. You truly are angels. Hugs, Kelly
Just wanted to let you know that your search angel Tricia Coffman located my birth mother. Tricia is an amazing person and I honestly fill that god put her here on this earth for this purpose. I had my reunion last weekend. My mother and sister are still in the lincolnton, NC area. The visit went great until I had to come back to where i live due to work and all. They are planning to visit me hopefully sometime in November. I even got to meet 2 out of 3 uncles as well as my aunt and grandmother. Also, my sisters 2 kids. The void in my heart has been filled and I am very great full for the service you and everyone else has provided me. My search started in early July and 3 months later, wham, I honestly feel it was meant to be. Thank you again. I guess if you want to you can take me off of the registry now. I hope tricia keeps up the good work. I told her if there was ever anything I could look up in the pitt county area to let me know what to do and where to go and I would do my best. It's the least I could do for someone that has helped me out so much. One thing I found really scary was that her child is in the same class as my sister oldest daughter.. Talk about a small world. Thanks Eddie Odom
OMG, I found her I talked to her. I just spent an hour on the phone with her. She wants to meet me. I am arranging to meet her this weekend. Please thank everyone who helped make this happen. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. My mother said she thinks about me all the time. I am so overwhelmed right now. Please post on the site: FOUND!! Thank you Gary
Gary, I just wanted you to know that I have found my son. He is living in Kansas City, MO. His name is James J. T. Denise with email@example.com and her friends found him. I haven't talked to him as yet. He was taken off guard when he found out that I was looking for him.. He has never tried to find me. Thanks for helping me. Kathleen Steen
Hello Search Angel You have done it. Last night for the first time, I got to talk to my sister Mother and my half brother. I found out why they gave me up. And I have three more brothers to still talk to. I am like still in shock, Please never give up in your research on helping others for it works I was very lucky to have you. we have to make plans to see each other And it will be very soon. I whish that you could be there when this Happens, to share this with me. For you made this happen ;;;; for my wife and I Clifford G. Whisenhunt
Hello and thanks to all, I located my mother yesterday 9-26-05 in Denver Co. She had been there since 1957. I found a Maine obituary for a person I thought might be her father Robert Parsons, and it listed a grandchild named Dana Pappas living in Denver. I found his phone number and called. A woman answered and I asked for Dana. She said Dana was her son but that he didn't actually live at this number or address. I then said by chance: "is this Doris?" And she said yes! I believe we fit as much into a 2 hour conversation as two people could, after 53 years. I am of Irish descent as I suspected, my mother is 74 and as sharp as a law school professor. (a group with whom I am intimately familiar) She related my Irish lineage back to 1541 off the top of her head! And after 53 years (we last spoke when I was 18 months) when she said certain words, as odd as it may seem, I swear I remembered her voice. It was breathtakingly impressive in the truest sense of the word. I feel very good today. I had actively been searching for 15 years, and often during that period I was often on the verge of giving up. I sincerely hope all who search can find what I have found, don't ever give up. Again, thanks to all who offered help, Michael Hulser
Dear Gary: How exciting to finally find the birth family of my adopted daughter. She is also excited and has contacted Tracy and her biological brother as well. I encouraged her several years ago but she had no interest so I took matters in my own hands and now I am sure she will be blessed by knowing her 3 half sisters and her own brother. They all had the same mother who is now deceased but at least they will have each other. Thank you so much. Helen Mango
I wanted to thank each one of you. It is because of the warm, kind-hearted Search Angels and this site that our family is completed. With tears in my eyes and a song in my heart we have tonight made contact and found Linda Cesena, Ronnie DeJesus, Doris DeJesus and Jesse DeJesus. All were found because of all of you. With my gratitude I send my love Michelle Figueroa Raymond Figueroa
Hi, Wanted to let you know that I found my mother's bio mom. Mom's name is Elizabeth Ann Allen Smith, DOB was 4/1/1928. Found through DNA testing with a half-sibling after bio mom's name was seen on census records. Bio mom is deceased. Thanks, Leslie Sand
Gary, Please update this search as FOUND!!! the female I have been searching for born April 1954 in Washington, D.C. I am grateful for this registry as well as so many others. DNA was completed and the birthmother and birthfather and daughter are in the most wonderful reunion I have ever witnessed in my life.
I found my sister Debra Lynn Pollock in CA with a lot of help from some great searchers. I also found lots of history & cousins. Thanks a million, Britt Barker
Gary, you assigned my search to a Team who were tremendously successful in their help. I wrote them as soon as you of the above were located. I am assuming this means that my posting was removed from your website. I have tried to find it and was unsuccessful however I just wanted to be sure. Thanks so much for the help! Dawn
Gary, You can put found on this posting. My sister found me. Our mother passed away in 1971 but Victoria Lynn and I found each other thanks to your website. I appreciate your help!! Lindy Hertel
Hi all...............I made contact!!!!! They are All FOUND!!!! (Gary, you can update my listing to All FOUND!) I actually had a phone conversation last night with my birth sister and my brother! (Very odd, since I always thought I was an only child.) Although there are no current plans for a reunion the lines of communication are now open. pics have been exchanged. and I have all my medical information. At this point, even if nothing else happens re: meeting, I am at peace with the results. I can't thank you all enough. I'm overwhelmed. Your work changes lives. and if you have any advice to me as how I can start helping others the way you've helped me. I'd love to give back. Tom
Hi Just wanted to let you know - I'm in touch with my birthmother already! :) Haven't contacted my birthfather yet, but I do know who / where he is and how to contact him. You can take me off the list! :) Thanks so much! Diana
Gary, Just wanted to let you know that I spoke to my sister for the first time tonight!!!!! This was a match. Thank you so much for your website. I cannot begin to tell you how thankful I am for people like you angels on earth. Lindy H
Gary, thanks to your wonderful website my sister has contacted me. I just wanted to let you know how grateful we are. Thank you so much. Please put FOUND on my registry. We have talked on the telephone and are e-mailing and hope very soon to see each other as I reside in KY and she in OK. Thanks Vickie
Hello there!!! Just wanted to update you....since I followed your advice and used your lists. I had the most amazing weekend ever (although, the best or worst is yet to come)...and I have you to thank!!! ;-) I went up to Cairo, NY this past Labor Day weekend with my fiancee who has been helping me search. At first, we went into the library..tried the city directories at your advice. but nothing. Then we headed over to the post office...b/c I have an old paper showing Lillian Fratto had a PO Box there back in 1969. As we were telling our story to the young clerk.....a miracle happened!!!! The retired postman happened to come in to get his mail, and overheard us talking!! He announced- I knew Lillian Fratto....and Frank Vagnone!!!! Well--- I almost fainted! This is the first person that has been able to confirm her identity there. To make a VERY long story shorter, not only did I find out about my birth mother that day- I also found out about my birth father....spoke with several people in town he directed us to...even got pictures of Both of my birth parents....barbequed with their old friends from an Elks Lodge, etc. Unfortunately, they are both deceased...and now I have to try to find out where they are buried back down here in the city (noone knew)...but I am working on it with the help of the town people who knew them. I also found out that I have either a half- or maybe whole sister down here in the Bronx, named Frances Abbate that used to live at 2551 Laconia Avenue in the Bronx but has since moved.....I will be trying to find her now and hopefully see what unfolds of that....scared to death..but she could give me the medical history I seek...and family details if she even cares to speak with me...or knows of my existance when and if I find her now. Apparently, I could never find a Lillian Fratto, because she used Lillian Vagnone for many years even before they married. I found out she was born 12/13/1933 and died 8/6/1988. And my birth Father Frank Vagnone was born in 1913...(considerably older than she was)...and died in 1996 in Athens, NY. I even have their SS#'s now. I can't believe it!!! I look exactly like them..and it's the first time I've ever seen anyone that I look like....very emotional weekend to say the least! Anyway...like I said- on to find and confront my birth sister Frances Abbate of the Bronx...(I found 1 in oyster Bay- but her age would be too old).....we'll see what happens. I just wanted to thank you soooo much for all your help. It was your ideas, advice, lists, and telling me to be persistant that led me to the post office this weekend- and I am forever grateful! Again, thank you sooo much!!
Well, I thought I should let you know that I have found my family. I sent out letters to all the people I could get addresses on of this birth name. and I got some replies. when My birth mom read the letter that was sent to her son she admitted that I was hers. much of the info matched. I have met her and two of my siblings and it is a strange roller coaster ride. but thank you for allowing me to post my info on your service. my family is now reading all they can about me. on your registry. Deanna Porter- Weick
I personally want to thank all of you. Truly you all are Angels and the Heavens are rejoicing today. I made contact with Linda today because of this site. I am the daughter of ROY/RAY/BOBO/Raymond Figueroa. My father and his sister reunited this evening over the phone because of all of you. Thank you, Thank you so very much. Love Michelle Figueroa
Hi I am registered on your site baby girl 1-26-1968 yakima washington I have been found. I am meeting my biological parents in September. thank you for your website. Dianna Delanuez
Good news! The Shaver family has been reunited in Binghamton and PA. Birth mom, two brothers and two sisters after 46 years. We returned from the reunion last week. Please mark as found. Thank you Susan
My name is Faith Hansen and I registered on your site in March of this year. My DOB is listed as 1-7-78 and although that is incorrect, I no longer need to be registered, as I have found family. I am in search of my birth mother still and found out that I have a sister, but I will be able to get the rest of the help I need from the family. Thank you so much for caring enough to have a registry, it gives a lot of people hope... and not just the adoptee, the whole family. Faith Hansen
Dear Gary, I just wanted to tell you that I have been found! I just spoke with my birthmother. We were matched through the Soundex Registry. Thank you for all your help! Sincerely, Marina Sgambellone
It's Him !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How in the world did you people ever find him? Who are you? Where are you from? I want to meet you and thank you in person. I have never in my life been so happy. Thank you so much. Love, Brooke
FOUND! Sharon found my birth mother for me yesterday. Thank you so very much for allowing me to post on your website and for such wonderful search angels! Sharon (firstname.lastname@example.org) did a incredible job. She was professional and very kind. I have made contact with my birth mother and it is a good thing. Thank you again and God Bless! John Peters
thanks for great site i had find my mother and she was very open to me so now u can u can put found on me michael now keep up the good work without site like your we never no who we really r michael now
Hi I have such happy news for you. I found my husbands family. He has 2 beautiful sisters We had a huge reunion party on the 4th of July weekend and it was so beautiful till, they went to go and meet him. But he has 2 brand new sisters, 2 sixteen year old nieces, and a 14 year old nephew. and a new brother-in-law who is a hoot. so we are most happy. so you can take us off the list as a happy family.
I have found my brother. Please mark this case as FOUND. Thank you to you and the search angels who have helped me find my birth family along w/my brother who was put up for adoption after I was. Deanna Sohail
Thank you so much for your help - we have made a match! My aunt called me to confirm and then my birth mother called. The details I was given match up. We had a long talk and will talk again soon. We have tentatively made plans to meet in August. I have 3 brothers and a sister! And lots of Aunts and nieces and nephews! Thank you so much for contacting us. This is unbelievable - I am still in shock. Thanks again - this means the world to me and my family. Beth
Camille Curry DOB 2/19/1980: Thank you so much for the use of your registry! I am proud to tell you I have found my B - mom and half sister. The adoption agency I came through searched for her for me and located her. They are having her sign a waiver to confidentiality and I should get to talk to her on Friday! Thank you to your search angels.... they were on the right track they had the city right. Thank you for all you do for adoptees and birth parents. God Bless!!
To Bob, and all the team There are no words written or ever spoken that can speak the gratitude that I feel for each and everyone of you. You are truly angels on a mission. Bob, I am so grateful to you for taking the time on your own and sending me the birth index with all 45 males born on that day. You gave me the courage and motivation to begin my search. I will never forget opening the email that day and knowing for the first time in 34 years what seemed impossible became possible. Thank you for standing and speaking up and protecting me from others who didn't have my best interest at heart. All your sites, and information was just what I needed. The team all rally-ed together and came to my rescue each bringing all their expertise and compassionate professional attitudes assisting when ever I needed it. Ed, your the greatest your data base rocked and gave me the last piece of information that lead me to the ex wife. Karen, she's been not only an vital part of this search, she has given me the emotional support that only another who has traveled this road could bring. She's a good friend and has taught me so much. I found my birth-son on July 20th, and have made first contact, it is confirmed by him also he is my son. His name is Jeffrey Mark Ridings and he was #2 on my hot list. I can't thank each of you enough and express my heart felt gratitude for all the team effort you all have given. You are the best......God Bless, Vivia Ann
Dear Search Angels: Along with all your help, I have found my adoptive daughter. I spoke with her today! I'm thrilled beyond belief. I can never repay you for your help, and concern. She is well, and has a very nice family. She wants to meet, and she is not mad at me. THANK YOU WITH MY ENTIRE HEART, Vickie :) :) :) :)
Gary Birth family has been found! Praise God! Thank you and the search Angels for all your help. Be blessed Gaynell Michel for Stacey Palmer
I have found my brother! Thank you to all that helped me. God Bless Desiree Griffith
hi Gary i have found my birth family thank you for all your help and god bless you Gail h
I Want to update my post with a found! adoptee born 01/26/74 Lansdale, PA North Penn Hospital Thank you on behalf of all searching for you service!!!!!!! Kathleen Tingwall
Thank you so much for your help. Just wanted to update you. I have located and talked to my birth moms mother. I do not have Michelle's address just yet but she is in fact in Hawaii. She was very excited and happy to hear from me and said that Michelle will likewise be excited to hear from me. So thank you again for helping me. I really appreciate it. ~~ Trisha
Hi I would like to let you know that I have found my birth brother, birth name Steven Whittet. Thanks to a wonderful searcher named Pamela Slayton. Regards, Carolyn C
Gary, My daughter had my name because NYS mailed her parents her OBC 19 yrs ago and she was able to google my name and find my posting here on this sight on 6/21/05, thank you very much!! Becky P and birth daughter Becky T (aka Baby Girl Priest)
Gary, We made contact the night of your message, and what a blessing he is! I will be going to Michigan July 15-20 so we can spend time together and get to know each other. Your persistence in reaching me was an answer to the prayers of forty years. God bless you and yours. With un measurable gratitude, Ann
Birth Family has been FOUND! Within four days of this post going out, a search angel found the biological family! My friend will be meeting all of them on Tuesday! Thank you so much!
I am on your registry and I just wanted you & everyone one to know, my wife found my birth - mom, Oct.1st, 2005. I called & talked to her. It was great. We will be flying to meet her this weekend. Thanks for everything, Bill
I found my sister, Tamee, on your site on April 8th of this year. And, on Memorial Weekend she and our long lost brother, Joe, had a family reunion. Our local paper did the story and put it on the front page. It was an amazing weekend. I thank you so much for your efforts.
Gary, I found Grandma and my 2 aunts in West Virginia. DOB 3/5/49, 3/21/48 an 11/28/46. Thanks so much. You guys are the BOMB!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jodi
Thank you so much for such a wonderful registry! I just found one of my birth sisters and my birth mother I am so happy1 I also just learned today, my birth brothers name and hopefully will be talking to him soon. If all works out, it's going to be awesome! God bless you and your search angels! Thanks Deanna s
Bob, you and Alyssa Got it on the dot!!!! IT IS HER. With your info I was able to get a hold of Rhonda (Robbins sister) I haven't talked to Robbin yet, Hopefully she calls me soon... Thank you very very very much! It took you and Alyssa ONE day to get this info for me and I paid a guy $75.00 and it has been one year with no info for me.. I am so thankful for you guys!!!!!!!!! SARAH W
Thank you, thank you for your concern. We found our Twin Sisters last Tuesday after waiting for 1-1/2 years for non id. My cousin sent the info to her searcher in SC Tuesday morning and she found them in nine (9) hours. There are no words to explain how happy all of us are. My sisters are 59 years old and thought they would never know anything about their biological families. They are elated to learn their mother is alive. We will all be together next week in Ohio. This is where their mother is, in a nursing home close to her granddaughter. God Bless you in your great work. Sincerely, Betty F
I just wanted you to know that I found my birth mother in April and she and I met for the first time over Memorial Day weekend. Our reunion has been wonderful! I just wanted to let you know so that you could remove me from your registry. Thank you so much for all you do for adoptees and birth parents. God Bless You!!!! Bonnie Z
Just wanted to say thanks a million for your help. I found my birth mother just a week after I found your website. After years of searching, thanks for helping me. I found my birthmother on Friday and meet her and the rest of the family Friday night. Keep doing what you do and may god bless you and your efforts. Malai
Hello everyone, Just a note to confirm that the Katherin J Luther you found for me was the right one. I called her Friday morning and talked for half an hour. Making arrangements for her to call the adoptee next week. Thanks again to all of you who made this reunion possible. Leonard Lamb
Gary, I cannot thank you enough for your website and what you do. Yesterday I was contacted by the adoptive mother of the baby I gave up over 19 years ago. I have prayed and prayed to meet her again, and it was because of your website that I will. She had done a search on the birth father's name, and it brought her to my listing through you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. And I'd like to thank all of your angels as well. Lisa
Gary, Sad to say, that my bdad did pass away. Mark me as FOUND in FL. However the good news is your search angels provided me with enough info. I went on ancestry.com and someone has done 1/2 my family tree. At least I can find out my ancestry and medical on dad's side of the family. i e-mailed the person who is doing the family tree. Ill let you know what i find Thanks Jodi
Gary, thought I'd let you know I've found my daughter so you can take my info. off your website. Thank you for having a service to help others like me. pam
The only change is that I have FOUND my birthmother. I thank you for the web site it is great. Bryan
I'm Kenneth R, I was looking for my birth sister. The birthday on the listing is "Adoptee Birth Date: 6-16-1972." Thanks to some complete strangers on the internet I have found her (proven through DNA test with birth mother). Thank You for your help. Ken R
Hello..... I wanted to let you know that your wonderful search angel, Patti, has located all the information regarding my birth parents...they are both deceased now, but in the process, I found 10 living half-brothers and sisters. Can you believe that!! I've lived all my 51 years as an only child and in a week's time, Patti found me a bunch of siblings....amazing. My adoptive mother is actually my aunt and I wouldn't trade her for the world, but it is so good to have this mystery solved. Thank you for having such a wonderful "angel" as Patti. She is totally terrific and oh so good at her work. And, thank you for having such a wonderful website....I am truly blessed for having clicked on it rather than some of the other ones. Sharon
Hello, My name is Christina V, living in Texas now but registered in Missouri in November of 2004 in search of my little brother born 5-7-1966, in Kansas City, but i was one year off, I put in1965. He was adopted out at age 6 weeks old. I am happy to report that contact has been made and we have found each other. He is living in Nebraska! I am so excited and can't wait to meet him. I am so grateful to have this website and want to thank you. It only took 6 months for us to find each other. I never dreamed it would be such a short search, but , he was also looking for us. Thank God.
Gary, I wanted to thank you so much for maintaining this site. Jonell one of your search angels worked with me and helped me to find my brother. She is a very sweet person and I will always be grateful to her for her hard work. It is awesome to know that there are people out there like you and her that are willing to help others "just because." My mother (his birth mother) and I are supposed to meet at the end of the week. We are happy and very excited. You can list him as found. Thanks again, Audra
I am listed as the adoptee with the birth date 9/26/83 i wanted to inform you that i have located my birthparents and if you feel the need, may delete my information from your site to make space for another in search of their family. and thank you for posting my information, it was crucial in their search for me. addie
I wanted to inform you that Adam C Mother has been found. You website angels is what help me find his mother. Thank you so much. Leslie
Search Complete – in less than 24 hours you guys have found her! You are all so very wonderful!! Thank you for all of your help! You truly are angels! Thanks Sharon L. Fadale
Please mark Baby Boy Strickland FOUND. Email is email@example.com. Thanks so much for this website. You have helped a lot.
Dear Gary, I wanted to E-Mail you to let you no my sister Jennifer Scheber birth parents was found! I wanted to thank all of the Search Angles for helping me with the search! The after finding her family my sister became very ill and found out she has cancer. She is to ill to travel and her birth family can't afford the trip to Virginia where she is now living. I am holding a benefit in her name and all checks sent to the Bnc Bank in Garrison ND. in cars of me James L White JR. The ad was placed in the Independent news from Garrison ND. Thanks again to all the search angles! James White firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I just wanted to let you know that I have found my biological father. I would like you to put found on my listing! Thank you for letting me post to your site! Sincerely, Tammy
Just found Elizabeth Ann Crawford. Your search angels were a big help and I couldn't have done it without them! Thank you, thank you THANK YOU! Debbie
Dear Schaefers, I wanted to add myself to the list of people that were found...We were told in the early 1970's that records were sealed and cannot be opened for any reason, so I never thought this reunion would happen... I had begun to look in May of 2004, but became very disappointed at the number of search sites asking for money... my daughter found me after looking only for a few minutes in the geneology records at the NY City public Library... at the same time a search angel also e-mailed her with my information, saying "I think I found your birth mother" ... [saying she e-mailed me also, but search angel CHIMAVEN did not contact me.... ] I cannot thank you enough for the service you provide; we had a very exciting reunion, and now we are introducing each other to our respective families... we have been receiving great feedback from everybody we tell, and all agree it is quite a miracle to find each other after 33 years... to look into each others' face and see a reflection of one's self is really amazing... please add us to your list of FOUND... I do not want to register any of my information since I was a recent victim of identity theft. Anne Elaine born 8/25/71 in Queens, New York is my daughter who searched with you. Bless you for this service. kandi h
Hi and thanks for adding me. After just a few weeks of posting my information around on the internet, I have found my birth mom already! THANKS! Beth
Just to let you know, My brother was found March 15, 2005. The registry # you gave me was # 72. I can't wait to see that Big " FOUND" wrote across his form! Thanks for everything! Tracy
Hi, this is Linda M again. I found my birth brother through your web sight with the help of a search angel. Now I have also found his birth father for him through the same search angel. This has helped my Mother a lot. She has relived the past and is working through it. She has been in contact with the birth father and the two of them are working through what happened all those years ago. My brother is a great guy and his family is wonderful, couldn't have asked for better! Thanks for all your help! Love Linda
Gary, My sister has been found and contact has been made. Found 02/24/05 Thank You so very much you are an angel Roni Weeks
This is to let you know that I have found my daughter. She is listed as being born on August 26, 1965. My name is Carol A. Please list her as found. Thank you
I wanted to let you know I found all my siblings. My search is finally over. Thanks to all the sites and search angels out there who made this possible! Thank you all! Forever grateful. Sharon
I do not know what I would do with out Felica (email@example.com) she is truely an angel sent to us. She found my son on 02/09/05 and we have been reunited he has been here and will be back next week. I thank you for Angels like Felica my whole family does.I have him after 41 years and will never let him go. Cathryn (Carol) Lebron
I want to thank you for help in my search. I have located my birth family. Wendy S
Hi Gary, I love your registry. Yes I found my birth son and I probably wouldn't have if your wonderful search Angel Patti wouldn't have helped me. I will always be grateful and look forward to registering to find all of my birth children. I love all of them from the bottom of my heart. God bless all of you and thank you so much. You are all wonderful. Darlene Chambers
Hello, I want to thank you for your help. We found Terry Lee Burns born july 8, 1955 She lives in florida . Unfortunately her brother kevin James Burns Passed away 2 years ago. He had also had his name changed to Scott, so we were really lucky that terry kept her birth name. Now we are hoping for a happy reunion as soon as all the snow is gone. Thanks Again. Debbie
Gary & Danna, We have located these three missing siblings: They were adopted by the WARE family in Birmingham, AL. Vickie Mashell became Vickie G, Buck Osborne became Benjamin A, & James Delvin became James D. We are all excited and have been communicating since Feb 3, 2005. Vickie's daughter saw a registry and posted to it Feb 1, 2005. Thanks for all your help, just thought I would write to tell you the positive side & to keep up the good work because you never know how long it might take for someone to see a registry. As long as one is posted it is all well worth it when someone sees it and responds. Sincerely, Jacqueline R. White
Gary, I just wanted to let you know that I have been reunited with my family:) It is all still very new and quite the whirlwind, but you can either mark my posting "FOUND" or remove it, whichever is your policy. Thanks for all the work you have done for all of us!!!!!!!
Hi, Gary! A note to report a FIND Lawrence Wayne Edwards, Jr., born 12/18/60 in SF, CA was renamed, but located on Sunday 1/23. We made contact 1/25 and 1/28 he was in my Michigan home from his in California for a jam-packed weekend that included extended family and his birth father etc -- virtually no sleep. This is the beginning of a wonderful thing -- all stories might not be as happy as this one, but the truth is always the path to healing. I don't know how to put this into your web --- but I'll go there and try. If I mess up and it is not in there tomorrow, can you help me? I'd like to encourage the others by showing that it DOES happen. I bridged the gap between names by paying a woman named Jan at JNDiego@aol.com, $75 for his adoptive name, mother's maiden name, and father's initials. This with what I already knew re birth date, location etc -- took us on home with angelic help (:-). Jan was first mentioned to me by Donna Wells, one of your angels, I believe. A world of good people out there! Thanks for being one of them. Mary
I just want to personally thank you for your web site and all of the help from you and Patti Skip4pat@aol.com. I have been looking for over 10 years and got know where. This web site is amazing. You guys are the best. Thank you again and again. William Murphy
His biological parents have been found! i contacted the Lady who helped me after i posted, and within a few hours she found them! i can't believe how fast that was. thank you for your website!
Gary, My son and I are in email contact. Your Angel, Sharon, found him, made the initial contacts. Thank You, and God Bless You. I will never know how to thank you. Kathy
Well it looks like they already found my birth mother, it only took them 12 hrs wow, Thanks for your help Denson
Gary, I have found my whole family, two brothers and 3 sisters and tons of cousins and aunt, uncles the whole nine yards. Unfortunately my B-mom passed away just over a year ago. Please leave me on there a while longer we think there may be 2 more sibs but nothing has been confirmed. As soon as know i will let you know. This is like a dream come true, better than any holiday, incredible, overwhelming and surreal all at once if that makes any sense. Thank you for people like you that help people like us!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Tracy
I just wanted to let you know that my husband has found his mother. Daniel Mann Born 08-01-1980 can be marked as found. They had there first conversation Tuesday and have talked everyday since then. They are both very excited to have found each other and we could not have done it without the search angels from this website. I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart to each and everyone of them. Thank You for helping my husband's dream come true. Daniel and Dorothy Mann
Dear Gary, Please note another find for Ross Daniel Trelford born 5/1/1984. I appreciate you letting me post on your site. It wasn't a long search, but over just the same!! Thank you and bless you in your efforts!! I still assist others in their searches daily so this is a great help to have found and had a chance for my children to get to talk to their half-brother. I have yet to talk to him...but hopefully will in time. Have a great day! Cheryl Brumbelow firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi Gary, I don't know whether it was your search angels or some others that had read one of my other posts on another board but they found her, I cant thank all the people like yourself enough for running sites to help find our family's. The BIG VOID IS GONE! Thank you and God Bless, Jill
THERE IS NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE HOW GRATEFUL I AM TO YOUR SEARCH ANGELS AND THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE IS ANGELS . i put my info in on 12 - 28 - 04 and i got the info i needed back the very next day. god bless you guys . i ended up calling my real mother the next day after looking for her for 30 years or more and every thing worked out great . your site is defiantly a very big blessing . i didn't know how to update my case to put found so i am writing you this . special thanks to alyssa and susan ! you made my dreams a reality bless you all my love brenda lowey
thanks for your help and all your people who helped me michael was found and talked to last night long search is over now for him thanks a lot 12-21-1975
Hello, I'm just going to bunch this email in together, and then right separate ones to those of you ~ but for now my head is still swimming and its 10:00 a.m. I talked to my birthmother for the first time last night ~ Christmas Day ~ in 37 Years. What an amazing dream that has come true! I cannot tell you how exhausted I am. But there are others who are more exhausted than me. To my search angels ~ Bonnie, who has worked tirelessly on this ~ day in and day out for months. You are such a credit to your profession. I cannot possibly repay you or thank you enough for your persistence and dedication to finding Denise before Christmas. It didn't happen until 11:30, but it was before midnight. Linda ~ for making so many phone calls, as did Bonnie, and for being encouraging when I was ready to give up. You are such a sweet women. Alyssa ~ who picked up and made the phone call, when everyone one else just fell over from exhaustion. Barbra, Michelle in Tennessee, Linda, Mary in Michigan, Linda in Ohio, Gary from G's Registry and for all the updates to my information ~ I feel like I am giving an acceptance speech on the grammys or something. But thank you to all of you who have worked and worked and worked. My gratitude is beyond words. My heart is so full of all of you!! I talked with my dear Mom for over two hours. I came to find out that yes, the social workers couldn't have been farther off on some things. Mom told me that she got to be with me for THREE DAYS. I was told she never saw me. Uggg ~ That tore my heart out. She was such a precious young age. My name was Amy Sue, named after her friends, I found out I have a brother, Bradley and sister, Elizabeth (Beth). The rest is ours. I would love it if anyone wanted to send her a little message, saying how glad we are that we found her and give her an email "hug" for me!!!. Her name is Denise; she is the Dlvoyik address, she is still in shock, poor thing cried for the first hour.......tore my heart out again. Just to hear her voice, hmm. Its amazing the small things we take for granted, but to hear my mothers voice, was a peace I could never explain WHAT a Christmas this has been! Thank you Lord! Lisa
Thanks so much for all of your help! I did not realize how quick this would be. I have FOUND my brother! april
Hi Gary, Here's my wonderful update to my original registration. I have found my birth son and my life is now complete. I met with him, his lovely wife and my only grandchild last August. Thank you for helping me find the only child I have. Sincerely, Stella Carmody Bulick
Hi Gary, I cant tell you how grateful I am that you designed, produced and manage your adoption registry. I registered a few months back and one of your wonderful search angels took my case ( that night ) and found my biological mom by the next morning. I had been searching for years! I have forwarded your site to my sister, who has also found her birth mother and father thanks to her fabulous search angel, and I am again forwarding your site to another friend who is searching for her biological parents. I really appreciate all the time and effort you put into your site. I cant tell you in words how grateful I am. I am also wanting to forward my updated information. My biological mom did not want to be found and did not welcome me at first but over the last couple of months it has developed into a wonderful relationship! Thank you! Julie
Hello. The search angels are wonderful! The day after I registered my husband was standing on the porch of my biological mother's home and talking to my half sister. Anyway, he left his business card with the family but they have not responded. Thank you. Felisha White
Hello Gary, I am registered on your site and I wanted to let you know I was reunited by phone on 12-1-04 what a Christmas blessing this was for both of us. Thank you so much for your help,, also a lot of the info in my listing I have since found out is incorrect. Can I email you the correct info or do you delete my listing now? We are planning a reunion soon and hope to be part of each other's lives forever now. God Bless you and all people like you. Zuki Janette Hornyak Ferrell
Gary: I just want to thank you for your wonderful website and for connecting me with Patti. She is truly an angel and is very dedicated to what she does. I have found my sister in law's birthmother and although it is not a happy reunion we did get medical information that was badly needed from the birthmom's side of the family. The birthmom also provided us the name of the birth father and is willing to find out medical information for his family as well. My sister in law, Cathy, has not spoken to the birthmom but I have and it did answer many questions. I honestly don't know if they will ever speak or meet each other but at least we have answers. Thanks again for all your website does and God Bless both you and Patti. Melissa
I just wanted to say thanks to you and your search angels. i found my daughter and we're talking, making plans for xmas and hanging out going to the mall shopping and i owe it to you and your search angels. thanks so much Patricia Huff
GARY, I HAVE AN UPDATE FOR THE WEBSITE - I WAS SEARCHING FOR MY BIRTHMOTHER I FOUND HER AND A FULL BROTHER.. I FOUND THEM LAST NOVEMBER IT WAS A GREAT REUNION THE SEARCH WAS UNDER BABY GIRL ROBINSON ISO CAROLYN ROBINSON!! THANKS FOR HAVING THIS SITE ITS GREAT MISTI SEATS
Thanks to your search angels I have found my birthmother's brother and family. They told me that they have been waiting a long time for my call and are really excited about meeting me and my family. My birthmother passed away about 5 years ago but I have an uncle, grand aunt, and some cousins. I even have my birthfather's name, city where he lives, and his phone number. This is truly awesome, thanks again. Gary J.
I just wanted you to know that after all these years of searching and filling out all those registries, this is the one that my brother finally saw!!! We were reunited Thanksgiving! Thank you! Barbara Dodd LaForge
hi my name is sandy just wanted you to know i found my brother it took me 5 years thank you for your site i hope everyone who is looking hangs in there and don't give up
Thanks to search angel Laura Witherspoon I have found my birth family. Birth fathers family has welcomed me with open arms and hearts. It's really been cool for the first time in my life to look at family pictures and see hints of me. I am going to meet everyone on Dec. 4. in the meantime there have been lots of phone calls and emails. So far so good! Thanks Karen Adams
hello i recently registered myself in your adoption registry after 8 years of do it myself research and not even getting close. within four or five hours of my registration one of the angels had found several numbers. i did some calling around and guess what i have found him. he was in Arkansas and im going to try to go see him for Christmas. i said it once and ill say it again you guys are truly the best angels!!!!! Thanks felicia
Hi there. I am currently registered with you under 3/17/72, female, born in West palm Beach. I just wanted to share with you that I have found my birth mother. I want to thank you for letting me put my information out there. Thank you very much. Laura Lee
Dear Gary thanks for you help....I found out about my mother. I was a little to late as she has passed away.. but I spoke with her brother and my aunt.. and one of your angles told me a lot.. Thanks to Sharon I at least know something and maybe I can have some kind of closure now I only wish I would have started to search sooner.. But I just recently found out that my records were not sealed... Maybe if other people don't wait so long the will find out more then I did Thanks From the bottom of my heart .. God Bless your services and if there is ever anything I can do to help please let me know thanks again Suzanne Persiano now Suzanne Whitaker..
Hi, I wanted to let you know that I found my daughter yesterday morning! Thank you so much for letting me register on your site. The State of Wyoming changed her dob from 5/13/79 to 5/4/79 God bless you all, bye Melody
you can add another FOUND to your list. Friday the 29th of October; I received an email from my b/f and this weekend of November 4-6th, he came to see me. I was also please to meet my grandmother who is 75 yrs old. I want to thank you so much for your site. This one of a few that my b/f found me at. We have had a very joyful and meaningful reunion! Again-I would like to thank you. gratefully, Kelly Whitmore AKA Kellie Beth Meek
Hi, I want to thank everyone who has helped in the search for my brother. He has very happily been found and we had a great talk. Thank you, Sherry
Gary, I put some info on your sight only about a month ago and one of my siblings had found me. I got to meet my birth mom and other siblings, it was a good reunion. I have my e-mail on the info sight so you know which adoptee I am. ( female 1975 ) Wanted to say thanks for your web page. Jody
Hi, this is Linda (email@example.com) you can mark my sight as FOUND! We had a wonderful reunion on Saturday. He fits in with us and he is very happy, as are we! Him and his children look like our family. Just had to let you know. Thanks for all your help! Love LInda
I found my half sister, I heard she was in a certain town and we just drove there and went to the local Church. They directed me straight to her door. I have always heard, if you want answers, go to Church ask and ye shall receive. And we did. We are enjoying a great new relationship. May God help everyone find who they are looking for!!!!! God bless!!!
I am writing to let you know that I found my father as well as my two half sisters. Thank you so much for the website, as well as those who assist you. I also discovered I have a half brother, and countless more siblings in Argentina. Thank you doesn't seem like enough when you've give me a family. God Bless you. Tracee Walker
i posted my son justin vaughn 3-30-86 and he has now been found thank you very much and god bless you
Just to let you know that Jean Ann's husband got an email from the birthmother, and they are planning a reunion of the "whole family", including the birthfather!! What a wonderful site!! So, you can mark this one FOUND! THANK YOU!!!! Linda M
I posted my husband on the site 7/17/02. He was born 1/31/59 in Pocatello. We have found both his bfather and bmother. Could you please update my husbands file to reflect found.
TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN: HI THIS DIANNA B I PUT MY ADOPTIONS INFO ON YOUR WEB SITE IN JANUARY OF THIS YEAR. I FOUND MY MOM IN MARCH AND TODAY I GOT A CALL FROM MY DAD. SO MY LONG SEARCH IS FINALLY OVER THANK YOU FOR HAVING THIS WEB SITE IF IT HADN'T BEEN FOR YOUR SEARCH ANGELS I WOULD HAVE NEVER FOUND THEM SO THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH. VERY HAPPY DIANNA B
Hi Gary, Thank you so much for your service with this website. My birthmother found my listing last week and we talked for the first time last night. It was awesome. I am hoping to get to meet her in person soon. I can’t believe how quickly she found me after posting this. I’m still a bit in shock I believe. This is just incredible. Thank you Christie
Hi Gary, A big THANK YOU to you and your wonderful angels. Bugs found my birth Mom. I have spoken with her, and we are arranging to meet! So you can mark me "found". Thanks a million, Donna
Happily, I do have one change to make to my registry. Update my registry profile to FOUND!! After being listed on your registry for only 2 days, your search angels found both my birth parents and LOTS of relatives that were very happy to hear from me. The phone has been ringing nonstop from all my newly found relatives. Thank you sincerely for changing our lives for the better. This is nothing short of a complete miracle!! We pray that others will have the success we have had with their searches. Sincerely, Cory Cochran & Kathryn Cochran
MY NAME IS NANCY. AND I HAVE A POSTING ON YOUR ADOPTION WEBSITE. I HAVE FOUND MY NIECE. THANKS TO YOUR WEBSITE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH
I wanted to update my info. I found my birth mom. I also found 3 younger sisters and a younger brother. My real birthday is June 9, 1966 and not the 7th. Please update my listing as "FOUND" Thank you. Anne Greenwald *birth name Michelle Lynn
This is Danny Jansen and I am writing to tell you that Patti the search angel found my dad. So that is a great thing. She is a God sent. I think that every one should use them. I was skeptical at first. Well for the first year. I am so glad that I used her. I have talked to my dad and she is trying to find my mom right now. I have been talking with my dad and it brings closer to my life. I am so thankful that she has helped me. I hope that you will post me as found too. I will always brag on this web sight. You guys are God send's. I thank you very much. Daniel Clark Jansen (Pazour) thank you.
Hello! I wanted to let you know that the adoptee from the listing below has been found and reunited with his birth mother. Thank you for listing the search! God bless, Nancy
Gary- Today Allan spoke with his birthmother. We were able to find her! We want to thank you for your help. Using bits and pieces of the info we knew and your link to surffast.com we were able to locate her quickly. My husband waited 31 years just to have his mom's name. Now, in less than a month we have made contact. Again, we appreciate all of your help. Susan Lutzic
This is Sheri Kinney , Thank you for all of the angels help, I have found my family my mother and three half sisters, along with my father . I hope your site will always be there for others who are looking and searching , If your adopted finding your birth family completes you . and all of you have made this possible . Thank you so much sheri
I would just like to say a BIG THANK YOU, to you and your Search Angles, they truly are Angles! Your web site is a wonderful tool. I would just like to tell all the people that are searching for their loved ones DON'T GIVE-UP, post your name and all information on this web site. It only took ONE DAY for me to find my son, the e-mail was sent at 1:05am July 4th, the day after his 18th birthday. We are going to have a REUNION in September. The quick response from you and your Search Angles is a testament of the hard work all of you do in order to reunite people that are looking for their loved ones. Once again I would like to THANK ALL OF YOU, and keep up the good work. Joann Valentine
Dear Gary-- your search angel Vivian from Ohio has helped me to locate my real aunt. Thank you for your help and your search angel Vivian. She truly is an angel. Rhonda Fife
Just wanted to let you know I found my birth siblings. Thanks for my posting and you help. Eileen Golob Vulpis
A volunteer searcher saw my posing on your website and contacted a friend that was the brother of my son. I was able to talk to him by phone and am looking forward to us meeting. Thank you so much for this opportunity for success, you have put me on top of the world. Pamela Best
Hi Gary I just wanted to let you know that I have found my biological parents thanks to your site Veronica
Dear Gary, It's been a while since I e-mail you. My name is Shawana and I mention to you that I was looking for my siblings well the great news is, that I found them and they are doing well. Thanks for all of your support and this Christmas is going to be a great one. God Bless! Shawana
Thank for your help in my search...I am happy to report that I can now be marked as "FOUND". I was contacted two weeks after posting by a friend of my bsister who was helping her search for me. I hesitated to confirm the find until I was sure that they had the right person, but I am confident now that all parties concerned are the right ones (and we are DNA testing to confirm). THANKS AGAIN FOR THE WONDERFUL SERVICE YOU PROVIDE!!!
I am happy to tell you I have found my birth son! He is listed here, and I just wanted to let you know! Thank You to all that helped us in our search!! Any one that I can help, let me know, I will be glad to!! Tina Beal
Hello Everyone, I just thought that I would tell you all the good news. On mother's day, my searcher called and we set up a time for me to call my Bmom. And which we decided on this afternoon at 2:30 (central time). I can't hardly wait until then. I also found out that my Bmom's mother also wants to meet me as well. She will be 90 this June. My Bmom has a lot of family support where she is. The information that I have gotten so far is that she lives in Souix Falls, South Dakota. Also her email address, and mailing address. I will keep you all informed of what happened today. Back on cloud "9" as we say. Danette Fedje
Gary, Thanks to the help of your search angels, my birth parents have been located. I have had contact with both and plans for a reunion are under way! Please mark my registry FOUND!!!! on your site and thanks again. Julie Thompson Adoptee
HI ALL JUST GOT A PHONE CALL FROM NJ DIV. OF YOUTH N FAMILY SERVICES, ADOPTION REGISTRY THANK YOU GRACE THEY LOCATED MY SISTER - LOUISE MILDRED BRAHAM - SHE DOES NOT GO BY LOUISE ANY LONGER - JUST KNOW HER NAMED HAS BEEN "TWEAKED". THEY HAVE SENT A LETTER FROM HER TO HER AND I SHOULD BE RECEIVING IT IN A FEW DAYS. FOR THE TIME BEING ALL OUR MAIL WILL BE GOING THROUGH THE REGISTRY. I AM SO VERY, VERY EXCITED. I WILL BE 67 YEARS OLD TOMORROW AND I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING SINCE 1980. THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT THAT I COULD HAVE EVER HAD. I SINCERELY THANK ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR HELP - COULD NEVER HAVE DONE THIS WITH ALL OF OF YOU "ANGELS". THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART. WITH MUCH LOVE AND AFFECTION PAT R
I just wanted to thank you and all your search angels for all your help in helping me find my father and half sister. I have contacted my dad and he's writing me. He says he has never forgotten me and wondered if I wanted to have anything to do with him. He also says that he is happy that I have found him. As for my sister I wrote her a letter and as of right now I have not received an answer from her. thanks again for all your help and thank your search angels for me. with great appreciation Christa Chapman
Thank you so much I have FOUND my birth family and am meeting them tomorrow for lunch. god bless you and thank you for everything!!!!!!!!!!!!!! lisa g stout
Gary, I found my half sister with the help of one of your angels. I can't put into words how happy I am. Thank you for your help. Pam
I submitted my info to you less than 2 weeks ago and yesterday I got an e-mail from one of your search angels. This morning I talked to my birth mother on the phone for 2 and 1/2 hours! Thank you so much for everything. After 30 years of searching, I feel like a complete person now. Thanks Again, Virginia Allen
I wanted to let you know that I have located my niece, Erin McDermott through the help of Susan Davis. It is truly amazing how quickly Erin was located--less than two days. Thank you so much. I heard from Erin on Easter Sunday, 2004. I can't thank you & your angels enough. Sincerely, Andy Shephard
Gary, On March 9th,2004, I placed a registry on your site for my fiance, Deborah Waterman, DOB:6-29-52. I have been trying to locate any birth relatives for her for many years. Well, today I received a call at work from Deb. She was just beside herself...a bubbling, excited soul. The person who always referred to herself as an "alien" had just talked to her very own true sister. Also, she learned of and later talked to ANOTHER sister. There are more brothers and sisters yet to be found as well as their mother, however, thanks to you, this is, as she put it, "The best day of my life". In less than a month, Deb now has what she has longed for all her life and a new adventure has begun. Thank you, and Deb thanks you beyond words can describe. Robert M. Jones
Hi... My husband's info is on Texas Page 1...Robert and we are happy to say that we found his birth family this weekend!!! Thank you for your help... Paula B :)
Hi, With the help of firstname.lastname@example.org I found my birth mother in 2 days! She and I are corresponding, sending pictures and we're both excited to finally connect. I can't believe this happened so fast!! You guys are great! Sincerely, Courtenay Russo
Dear Sherry, Patti, Gary, and all Search Angels... I never thought for one minute when I put up that listing yesterday that I would get the kind of response and consequently, help, that I have received from all of you. From the information I received, I have made contact with my biological brother, who then called my biological mother. We have a "date" to talk on the phone tomorrow. It has been emotional, but so wonderful. I honestly thought I would meet up with rejection, but that was far from what I encountered. My brother was shocked, but so happy to hear from me and says that our mother is very much wanting to talk with me. I have a whole new family, thanks to you. I don't know what to say. I don't know how to say thank you. There will never be a way for me to express my gratitude. Thank you, from the bottom of my heart. Thank you for all of your work for people that you don't even know. Thank you for your compassion. Thank you for your love. Renee Ranson
Hi. Thanks for all your help. I have now found my birthmother. Thanks for all your help. You can now put FOUND on my profile! I never thought THAT would happen. Thanks again for all your help. Victoria Ann Reiman Lowe
FOUND!! ROSEMARY MARTINO AND HER DAUGHTER SALLY CONNELLY HAVE NOW SPOKEN TO EACH OTHER BY PHONE AND PLANNING THEIR REUNION THANK YOU FOR SUCH A GREAT WEBSITE AND WONDERFUL SEARCH ANGELS! Bridget
We have FOUND Patricks family with the help of people that saw the post on your site. Thank you very much for having the site! Susan and Sherry were wonderful. I hope to learn how to search on my own and help people the way you and the people that view your site. Amy
Clara Ellen Markel has been found by the search angels. She went by Clara Ellen Conley. This is one happy family. Without this site and the help of those whose hearts were touched it never would have occurred. This search took 4 months. But, she was found. Don't ever give up there is always the last moment.
A VERY short time ago, like maybe 3 weeks? I registered on the adoption registry. With the help of a volunteer's (Susan Davis, wonderful person!) encouragement, etc. I put to rest a 30+ year search. I found the person I was looking for. This was not one of your easiest finds. This person had changed their name! Please put that great big FOUND on my inquiry. I'm Nancy Steen looking for Bud Swan. I was born in California and adopted by Ed & Myrtle Tomczek Thanks for your website! I'd be glad to help the next person or any other help you might need, don't have tons of time but this "work" is very interesting! I live in Eastern Oregon.
Thanks to my search angel I have found my birthmother, unfortunately she has passed a few years ago, but my search angel did not give up, which I am very pleased, she also help find my siblings and the man that may be my birthfather, after 47 years of searching myself, because I did not know about your website, a friend sent it to me , I registered, and my search angel emailed me and within 2 months I now have my sisters, and they are as happy as I am, I have been receieved by them with open arms, I am so pleased and happy, I wish I had known about your site sooner but then again it may not have been the right time for me to find my birth family, but Thanks to my search angel Kim, I have them now, Thank You for creating your website so adoptees and/or the birthparents can find each other ,,, AKA: Baby Girl Kern.... Carol
DEAR DANNA AND GARY SCHAEFER, IN AS LITTLE AS 1 MONTH AND 4 DAYS I HAVE FOUND MY SON THAT I'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR SINCE 1997.WE WERE REUNITED THIS PAST WEEKEND. MY SON DID A SEARCH AND FOUND YOUR SITE WITH MY INFORMATION. THIS IS BREATH TAKING. NO WORDS CAN DESCRIBE HOW I FEEL. I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR HAVING THIS ADOPTION SEARCH IF NOT FOR THE TWO OF YOU I WOULD STILL BE LOOKING FOR MY SON. I WANT TO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART FOR BRINGING MY SON BACK TO ME. THE EMPTINESS THAT I'VE FELT FOR 24 YEARS IS GONE. THANK YOU THANK YOU LYNETTE VON SEGGERN
Dear Gary, Last night I finally did something I had put on the backburner for the last seven years, search for my birth-mother. It was completely a shot in the dark, but I figured I'd start with the internet. After only 10 minutes or so of searching, I found a description from your website that struck really close to home. So I searched for more information about the woman whose name I had found. A little more than a half hour or so passed and after a few phone calls and an email sent to the address the woman left in her post on your site, I talked to my birth-mother for the very first time... I would like to thank you for giving so many people the opportunity to post, for free, on your registry and hopefully locate a long lost loved one. Many Thanks, Justin Wilwerding
Danna, as of today, I am "FOUND"! Please either update or delete my listing from your site. I will continue to refer others to your registry and help as I can. Sincerely, D. Jennifer Dawson
I'm Tricia Pickels and I just recently put my info on your registry and I wanted to let you know that I have found my BM and family and I'm in contact with her and have plans to meet. Thanks
Thank you for your registry. I found my parents with the assistance of your volunteer researcher. Thank you!! Blessings filled with white light and love, Stacey
Danna, thank you for adding this registry for my best friend Shannon Wagner. Please update as FOUND. Two days after posting Patti Carter (Our Search Angel) found her biological mother. She's so wonderful! Thank you for this registry and for your good work, you are indeed an angel. DeAnne
Danna Please mark my post as found, 3/24/1961, Elizabeth Joyce Pool was found today, Her name is Patricia Lee Jarvis. Thank you for all your help Sandra Pool (Berndt)
Thank you, I found my ninety two year old mother Elsie Plecas and am going to see her in eleven days. I have three siblings that I will also be meeting. I have talked to all on the phone all is wonderful. In the process of finding my mom I found a lot of very wonderful cousins and we will be getting together soon. I found my fathers Harold Huntley family last September so I feel very whole now. I still have my wonderful adopted family. I have a truly wonderful family and a year ago I had one sister. Be persistent and never give up and hope you have some good luck but persistence is the key to all that are looking. Thank you for all the wonderful work you are doing. God Bless. Don Shepard
Hi, I have found my Birth Mom & Half Sister!!! I am registered on your site as Jim Hankle. Male Adoptee born September 5, 1968 Birth Name Scotte Scott. ISO Birth Mom "Peggy Scott" It has been a wonderful reunion! The night I called them it was my half sisters birthday! She was so excited. They had been searching for me also for the last 3 years. I have been truly Blessed of God. Thank You for posting my info here for the last couple of years. Blessings, Jim Hankle
Dear Schaefer, My half sister has found me! She is in West Berlin. We have the same mother, she has passed away. Thank you for letting me list on your site! My posting is on page: http://www.aci.net/schaefer/page205.html You have here another success story! Please mark it 'Found' Thank you again, Robin
Hi...My name is Nicole Patrice Woodruff Engdall. I posted a listing of a BM in search of BD I am happy to report that we have found each other. Thank you so much for allowing me to post on your website. God Bless you for doing what you do. In Him...Nicole
Dear Vivian, I would like to thank you very much for your help. This is the man we have been searching for. I have also been receiving help from another search angel, Sue Davis. You both are truly angels as tonight on the phone Fred and Joseph were reunited after 45 years of being apart. There is s sad part to this story the two sisters have known since the 70's where Joseph was and never told anyone even when George their brother was dying of cancer. They are trying to find a way for Joe and Fred to meet again. If you can offer any help with this it would be another blessing for them. Joe has not seen Clara since 1971 or1972. Do you think that you can help me to continue to search for her. I am new at this and not doing very good with it. Joyce and Fred send their thanks.
Please update my listing on the registry to FOUND!!! Thank you for providing a site which enables such an awesome thing! Sincerely, Rae-Anne Carlisle
I just wanted to let you know my brother was located 10/22/2003, and to thank you for the use of your registry during my search. Thank you .... Sherry
I wanted you to know that my biological sister contacted me two days ago. She saw my mother's name, e-mailed me and we have confirmed without a doubt that she is my family. I can't believe that it took less than one month to get a response. What a surprise. Thank you for your site. Carl T Taylor
Dear Danna & Gary, Thanks to Patti Carter, I found my birth-mother's family, and the frosting on the cake is that I was warmly received. I live near Chicago and they live in Milwaukee so we will be visiting. Because of finding the maternal side of my family, Catholic Charities released identifying information about my birth-father. After 15 minutes on the Web I found obituaries with names and cities of many many paternal relatives. I can not thank you enough for posting and updating my query. Now you can mark my site "FOUND". Sincerely, John E. Sullivan
Just a note to let you know that two of your AMAZING Angels have found my birth mother and reunited us (telephonically so far)!!! All my thanks and gratitude go to Rebekah in Ohio and Vivian. AND they found her in less that a week!! Thank you SO much for your wonderful service!! You can mark my listing as "FOUND"! Sincerely, Elaine Lamkin
Hello! Just wanted to thank you!!! Because of your website (and the fact that I accidently stumbled upon it) I was able to find my birth family. My search angels were Patti Carter Skip4pat@aol.com & Paris Chelle995@aol.com and what angels they were! Never in my wildest dreams did I figure it would turn out the way it did. I added my info to your website thinking it was a major long shot. But in less than a month I have MET my birth mother and talked to my half brother and half sister. Thank you, thank you, thank you again!!! Many hugs, Laurie iler
Thanks to Patti, we have located my cousin's birth mother. How exciting and emotional. Waiting to see if there will be a reunion. My cousin will be so excited. What a great site. Jeanne
Dear Sir, Thought I would let you know that the twins have contacted me and I want you to know we will be having are first meeting soon. I can tell you that I’m nervous but I also am walking on air. The list is for twins girl names Amanda and Sandra born January the nineteenth 1985. I really appreciate your registry. Thanks again Roseleen Sherwin-Ehrsam
Dear Danna and Gary Schaefer, I am so pleased to be able to inform you that I can be taken off of your list, as I have found my daughter just this past week. We are e-mailing one another on a daily basis and everything is going wonderfully. Her adoptive parents are so nice it is more than I ever hoped for. Thank you for all of your help and for keeping your eyes open for me. Take care and good luck with all of your searches. Thanks Again, Teresa Ryan Giddis
You can mark FOUND on mine which is chowell1 and also on the stroud man, we were looking for each other!! You have no idea how appreciative I am of all that you have done for me, God will send you blessings for the good works you do God Bless Christina S. Howell
Thanks to you, my search is over, you guys are the best and I wish I could repay you!! Thank you very much!!! Luciann Durfee
God Bless You All. You can mark this one FOUND. One of your search angels found my husbands family. Patty Carter found them within hours and we have already been in contact with his sister. Thank you so very much. What I had been trying for years happened in a matter of hours. God Bless You. This is so wonderful. Thank you so much April and Keith Hofmann / Lonny Larson.
Hi! I'm very pleased to tell you that Thanks to Patti, my birthmother has been found. She emailed me and offered her help. Within 24 hours of our 1st contact, she found her. We haven't made contact yet (I'm leaving that up to her), but I now know a little about my origins. It's such a wonderful feeling. I'm still in a state of shock because I had pretty much given up on ever locating any member of my birth family. I "happened" upon your site and for some reason, posted my info. I hadn't posted on a registry in nearly a year. I've been through all of the emotions, now, I think. I've cried, laughed, shaken, been nauseated and terrified. I suppose that if my birthmother contacts me, it will start all over again--but I'll cross that bridge when I get there. A void in my heart has truly been villed and I can't say "thank you" enough. Your site and Patti has become such a blessing in my life. May God bless all of you and the work that you do. With warmest regards, Paula Chamberlain
Hi Gary and Danna, Just wanted to let you know that with the help of Search Angel Patti Carter, we found Bryan Summers' (BD 6-13-68) birth mother on July 15, 2003. Had I not posted on your site, Patti would not have noticed Bryan's information and emailed me. Our email and phone reunion with the birth mother has been positive thus far and it's been a good experience for Bryan. We've exchanged pictures and family history, plus many emails in just a few short days. Thank you for bringing Patti to us. We really appreciate your site! As to how Patti did it, I'm not honestly sure but it all started with the California birth index and the information we were able to get from the adoption agency, Children's Home Society. Using those two documents to get ages of the mother and the mother's family, Patti checked cenus records, etc. to find a family that matched. Then she was able to find the funeral home that buried the materal grandmother, which had all of the names and addresses of the surviving children. That led us right to the birth mother. As always, searchers should be tactful about contacting possible birth parents. Bryan's BM had never told anyone in her family except one sister who helped arrange the adoption. When I called her, she first denied the connection to his birth date (I asked if that date had any meaning for her), so then I told her what I wanted and why I was looking. I asked if it could be a cousin or someone she might know that I was looking for. She took my number and told me she would look into it. Then called me back in half an hour to tell me it was her, but as she had never told her current husband, she had to tell him the truth before talking to me. At first reserved, then she became more reassured to know Bryan had turned out well and had been happily adopted and had a good life. Now we are all communicating and I hope that when her comfort level increases, we can discuss the birth father and find him as well. Based on our experience, I think it's invaluable to get as much non-identifying information as you can from the adoption agency if that is known. We couldn't have found her without the information about the family contained in the report as to ages, nationality, etc. It's a puzzle, but it will come together. We were lucky and Patti deserves all the credit. Thanks again for your site! Jeri Summers
I just wanted to say thank you to you all for having this web page for adoptees and biological parents. Through a very dear angel I was able to locate my birth mother. We have talked and now have a budding relationship. My husband and I are very grateful for every opportunity that was given to us through your web page. Thank you all. Now I just need to locate my biological father. Many thanks, Blitzbartelt.
I would like to thank you for starting this web site. with the help of Patti, we are now looking forward to meeting my husbands Bmom, and 3 half sisters. People like you are so special.......thank you so very much from all of us. Doug, Shannon, and our children :)
I have found my daughter ,she found me on your site. I just registered about a month ago. Bless you for this site. It's a miracle. God does have angels on earth, you are one of them. Thank you so much. Cassie Craig
Scott Whittle's registry is no longer needed. Thanks to your website, my husband is in contact with his Mother and siblings. What a good idea, what a brilliant website. It really does perform a great service. Thank you very much, Jessica Whittle
Thank you very much my angel I found my sister!!!! She was the first number on the list that you sent me. At first I started to give up but then I changed my mind. I'm glad I did so. You guys are truly great. Thanks for everything God Bless You Kelley
Danna Just wanted to let you know that Jordi has been found!! I have spoken to his adoptive mother and she is so thrilled that his birth mother is looking for him!!! Thanks so much to you and your "angels" for without them, this reunion would never have happened. thanks lori mullett
Hello, you can update mine as being FOUND. I found my birth mom and met her and she is great. I also met my grandmother and she is great too. Thanks. Chris
Oh my GOSH VIVIAN! My brother called me today, and it is him..... Thank you so much. Love you----Rebecca Lynn Barlow
I had emailed you a couple of days ago and you referred vivian (search angel) to me, with all her help she located my aunt, and I contacted her last evening and she's very excited for a reunion! Thank you so very much for all of your help! Shanno Neville-Parsons
Dear Danna & Gary I have found my family at last. My sister found my information on your registry and now I have found her, my mother, and about nineteen sisters and brothers on my fathers side. It is amazing that it has happened like it has. Like a miracle. Thank you for starting your web site. Thank you for contacting me with her e-mail. I have already met with my sister and will get to meet my mother in a few weeks.
I just wanted to report to you that Jacob Morgan Futch and Jacqueline Nicole Walker have been found. I am their birth mother, Rhonda Meek. They contacted me on Friday the 16th. Thank you for your site. Rhonda Meek
Danna & Gary This email is to inform you that one of your searchers has been able to put myself in touch with the adoptive parents of my son. I registered only nine days ago and received an email day before yesterday, Mother's Day, telling me that my son and his adoptive parents have been looking for me. No matter how long I live, there will never be a better Mother's Day in my life. The adoptive parents and I talked on the phone yesterday, there was a lot of crying, but it went extremely well. My listing is on the second page, sixth from the bottom which states birth mother looking for son, Shawn Patrick Bray, born 10/27/1976, at St. Mary's Hospital in Lewiston, NY. I thank you and your web site so much and wish that God will bless you both. Again, thank you both! Laurie A. Dale
Wow......it happened so fast! I'm still not even quite sure how it happened. I received an email the morning after I posted my name online. Wether it was on your site......or the one other site I tried to use, I am not sure. But I will find out for sure........ I was contacted with information about my mom.......and with that information and a little searching, calls.......I found her within 48 hours. (o: So I guess you can have my file marked as "FOUND".....ty. Jennifer (o:
I am sending this to inform you I have found my birth mother I thank you so very much for doing the great service you do I met my birthmother, grandmother, aunt, and one of my sisters today. It was wonderful!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you again! Simone Polaschek
I am pleased to inform you that you can put FOUND on Thomas Allen Snoke on page 76 of your register, born 4-8-1969. He found the add and called me last week. We got together this past week end. It was a wonderful experience and all is going well. Thank You for all your help
My search had started when I was 18 years old. I am now 50. Every call to Wisconsin put me in touch with very unhelpful and negative personnel with in whatever agency I was in touch with. I heard it would cost thousands of dollars or my search would be next impossible. My wonderful wife, Sharon decide in 2002 that she would give it a try, but this time we were armed with a Wisconsin Welfare case number that had been found by one of my adopted parents as part of my birth certificate. She then went by phone into The Welfare system and was transferred to one person, then the next, callbacks and more people. Finally one day she was talking to a lady who had been working there for many years and recognized the case # as a Salvation Army/Booth Ministries case. She was referred to Astrid Striensland at the Booth Ministries records facility. Astrid is a sweet heavily accented lady who is in charge of reuniting adoptees and birth parents. It also sounded like she loved her job very much. Astrid explained the process and then mailed the appropriate paperwork to us. I completed the questionnaire, then got my Doctors request for release of medical records and my notarized request for contact with my birth parents.Next was a call from Astrid with some final questions for her file. She then told me the records were opened and a letter had been sent to a lady believed to be my mother. A few days later the phone rings again and Astrid is so excited she cam hardly talk. The lady had called right back and it was definitely my real mother. All very exciting. Astrid explained the next part of the process was my letter and photos to be forwarded to my mom and in return, her letter and photos, before we would actually speak to each other. Finally the phone call both mother and son had been waiting for. The years started to melt away after the first few calls. The next important step was our first meeting. Alta traveled from her home in Yakima, Washington to my home in Boise, Idaho to meet both myself, but Sharon my wife. It was wonderful to finally get a hug and kiss after all those years. My adopted parents Cecil and Dessie were divorced in the early 70’s after in joined the USAF. They both still live in the Boise area and have very supportive of this reunion. Dessie and her daughter Heather the sister I was raised with joined Alta and I for breakfast before Alta returned home to Yakima. Sharon and I then went to Yakima for Thanksgiving holiday to meet her husband Kenny of 46 years and also one of my cousins who also lives in Yakima. It was great. Alta and my wife have become very close and I love having more than one caring mother. I have three. Alta my birth mother, Dessie my adopted mother and Ann my adopted dads wife of 28 years. Pretty lucky man considering some never have one. Please feel free to share this letter and story with anyone who is still searching or just starting. Don’t STOP LOOKING!!!!!!! Christopher Brian Olson
I received a letter from my birthmother this week. She was excited to hear from me and stated that she would eventually like to meet. She only asked for more time to talk with her husband and daughters (I have two sisters), which of course, she is entitled to. I have since received an e-mail that she is sending along pictures and will call soon, She sounds like a great woman. Thank you so much for all your help. You really aided in those final pieces falling into place. It means the world to me. The emotions are overwhelming both personally and for all the wonderful people who helped me through this. You top the list. If I can ever assist you in anyway please let me know. And Vivian, you truly are an Angel. Sincerely, Daniel Stromgren
HI! I am registered on your site. Thanks to a TRUE angel, I was able to locate my birth family! I would like to say "THANK YOU" to Patti!! I can never thank her enough! I met with my brother, Mike and niece, Skyler on Sunday, and he, my sister Sue, and niece Jere' and great niece Christian will be here tomorrow to visit!! I have been walking on clouds for days!! Thank you so much for this site! If it had not been for this, Patti would not have found me, and then of course, not have located my family!! Thanks again!!! God Bless you all! My family finding angels! Sincerely Peggy
FOUND MY BIRTH MOTHER. IT WASN'T THROUGH THIS SITE I WROTE THE YOUTH OFFICE IN GERMANY. BUT THIS IS WHERE I STARTED IT ALL. THANK YOU, SILVIA (SAMMET) DREWRY
Hi, I recently found my birth son. After looking for years, it was so easy once I found the right connection. I was in the Florence Crittenton home in Wheeling like so many others. This will help you if you are the birth parent or the birth child looking for your parents. Please let me know if I was of any help to you. 1. You can go the the county in which your baby was born. Ask for the birth certificate by the birth name and birth date. Which is what you name the baby, first and last name. 2. Ask the clerk for all the identifying information also on file. Time of birth, Doctor, birth weight, any other info you can get. 2. Contact email@example.com and ask him to research this for you. Give him the above info along with the birth date and the name on the original. That is if you are the birthparent. If you are the child, do the reverse. Take the info off of your new birthcerticate and give harold the same info. He will only charge you a few dollars after the fact. He charged me $5.00, it pays for copies and the such.
I got my answer in about 2 weeks. He had my son's new name, his adoptive parent's name and then later sent me the parents address. I have reunited with my son and his adoptive mom (his dad passed away), he has met his other brothers and sister. Everything is great! Example: we talked on the phone last night, long distance (he called me) for 3 hours. His adoptive mom has been just super. Mine turned out great, I hope the best for you.
If you need any help, please call me. I live in Marshall County, West Viriginia. I am close to Wheeling, WV, Ohio County, and Wetzel and Tyler county. Also close to counties in Ohio and Pa. Jefferson County, Ohio is my birth county and I am very close to there. I am willing to get the birth certificates you need at no cost if I am close enough. I will help you in your search in any way.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 304-843-1463 or 304-843-5617. Voice mail will be returned.
Happy looking! Good luck! Judy Rogers
Last year I found out for sure that Mollie Lucille Standley was my biological mother and my Father's name was James Roland McBride. He was always called Bill. I think it was a shame that she was allowed to use a false name at the Edna Gladney Center. They have always been so hateful to me and I do not like their foundation! Since my mother's name was false there is no reason why they could not give me the name that was made up. I simply would like to know the name she had the nerve to use. The whole town (or rather 1/2 the little town of Apple Springs, Texas knew all about it). Groveton and other surrounding small towns were consolidated and the school was called Centerville Schools. I never gave up and spent many hours searching for the truth and things finally paid off by my talking to the "right" people. I wish there were national television shows about the cruelty of adoption and how not knowing the truth--NO MATTER WHAT IT IS--can destroy a person! I'm sure I'll never be allowed to know what name she used and even though it was a made up name, I would still like to know. Thanks for taking an interest. Hope all others can be as lucky as I have been. Thank You!!! Linda
Just a note to let you know that Baby Boy Eldridge was found on 10/28/99. Reunited w/ birth Mom same evening, Thank You!!!
My name is JoAnn Erickson and I am on Page 2. I found my son (Michael Lee Natzel) on March 28th and was reunited on April 13th. He and his family flew from Minnesota to Florida and we spent five days together. It's as if...we have always known each other. My Son Scott met his brother that he had so often heard about and the days spent together were precious. I speak with he and his family every day and I have you to thank for having a wonderful site. Thanks are not enough !!. This is the most special Mother's Day I have ever had......
Hi! My name is Therese, I am writing it inform you that I found my birth mother on 8/3/00. Thank you, and keep up the good work!! Sincerely, Therese Cole
Thought you might like to know that the posting for Schoenberger and Reed has been solved. Birth family found from your site. 12-14 -2000 Elaine
HI, Just wanted to let you know that I have found my family and my entire story. Unfortunately, my biological mother and father have both passed away, each at a very young age. However, I do have several half brothers and sisters, although I have only had contact with two and have met one of them. Thanks, Cynthia Bacon, Florida Adoptee
I found my daughter Aug 1st 2000 we reunited in Oct 2000 Thanks, Catherine
We have found my birth family. I have meet them all, and have a great relationship with them. Thanks, Kyle Miller
I have been reunited with my daughter and we have a wonderful relationship. Thank You J.T. Craddock
I have found my birth mom. She lives about 1 1/2 hours from Rochester, NY. It has been a wonderful reunion and I thank you for allowing us to post on your site. Thank you again for your time and efforts. Have a blessed day. Elizabeth Masciulli
Hello, I posted some information for my friend that was searching for her birth family. It is on page 81 she was born 02/02/69 in Louisiana, birth name Catherine Diane Coates. Good news, she found her birthmother and birth father this week, in fact, today she is on the way to meet her mother and next weekend her father is coming to stay with her. Everything has turned out so great!!! Once she received her birth mothers name she started calling all over the place and Wednesday night found her mom and Thursday morning found her father. Thank you, Heather
I have found my birthmother, YEAH!!!! I am in your registry, in the Utah. So if you can please fix it. I have found my mother and she is wonderful... Thank you, Tricia
Dear Gary and Danna Schaefer, I posted my information on 3-4-02 to your site after a brief internet search on Washington Adoptees. I am excited to tell you that only a little over 1 month later, on 4-17-02, an angel happened to be reading your site. As he read the list of adoptees, he found my posting and I am sure that he blinked a few times to make sure he wasn't seeing things and immediately called his partner, who turns out to be my SISTER!! A Sister whom I was separated from for over 30 years. A Sister who has haunted my thoughts, hopes and dreams all of my life. A Sister who is the missing piece of me. I don't know if words can describe the elation, amazement, shock, happiness I feel at this moment. In a world of realities, this moment is very surreal for me. Always wanting it to happen but never believing it would. I have watched all the reunion stories you see on tv and deep inside, a tinge of jealousy and happiness for the re-united families. Always wondering if I would ever feel, see or hear the figment inside my heart. And now I have. Thank you for allowing me to find my center, Lissa Lewis
Hi! On may 29, 2002.......my sister found me......please mark me found. Thank you. Lanore Cutler Lewis searching for the twins. I have been found on 5/29/02 first contact with my sister on 5/29/02 God id soooo GREAT.
Hi! I recently registered on your site in hopes of a reunion with my birthmother. I am excited to announce that she has been found and is as happy and shocked as myself! Please erase my registry information from your site so another searcher may have my spot! Thank you for the opportunity to use your resources! I wish all the other "searchers" the best of luck! Let me just say too what I firmly believe. My reunion story is a good example of how things truly do happen when it is Gods time! I never understood why I had to lose so many precious years until I was reunited, but now, after learning more about my adoption and the circumstances of my birth family, I know this definitely WAS the best time for both mother and daughter to be reunited! My advise to all others like myself, is to just be patient with your search, and NEVER, NEVER give up hope! Dreams do come true!
I JUST WANTED TO LET EVERYONE KNOW YOU CAN FIND WHO YOU ARE LOOKING FOR .JENNIFER DENNIS HELPED FIND MY BMOM ON 10- 10-02. SHE FOUND HER WITH NO NAME TO GO ON. AND SHE FOUND HER IN LESS THAN 2 HOURS. I CANT THANK EVERYONE AT ALL SITES FOR HELPING . GOD BLESS. JENNIFER DENNIS CAN BE CONTACTED AT email@example.com or by phone at 253-529-8383
Hi there, wish that I could say that I found my BM through this registry but Through CSS of Washtenaw county, I learned that my bmother died from breast cancer in 1990 and my birthfather is around Utah. I also have a half brother who I'm going to meet in April of this year!! He has filled me in on all info about our mom and I have pictures too.. Thanks and good luck to everybody searching....The void is gone and the sense of belonging in this world is with me now.... God Bless....Julie MacAdam
Danna, Thanks for posting my message. I have since found my birth mother and father. My b-mother and I have a wonderful relationship, and I just found my birthfather's family, he past away last year. Sincerely, Arlene
Gary and Danna, A couple of months ago I asked you to help search for my son's birth family. His name is Todd Kellam. I found her in Ocala. He and I spoke with her Sunday night. It was a wonderful conversation for all of us. The birth mother and birth father eventually married in 1986, but have since divorced. They have a 17 yr old son. My son has a full blood brother. He will now have a lot of extended family members. The birth mother told us that she had prayed that he would try to find them. She contends they have so much love in their hearts for him. Her own mother had put away family heirlooms for him in the event of her death. The family sounds like they will accept my son into their lives. This is a joyful reunion that I thought you would like to hear about. Thank you for the work you do. Sincerely, Nita
This is to let you know that the search for my mother is over. As of 10-08-03 she was found and have made contact with me on this matter. Thanks for all your help and the good job that all of yall did. Again thanks and remove my request from the registry list. Thanks Richard l. Norris
Please mark my entry as "found". I have located my sister after searching for 15 years. Thank you!
Hi I wanted to tell you this story because he posted on your site..........it is under California Jan 4 1956 this is dob of Leland George O'Neill.......he gave a long detailed story...............to make a long story short........... I know his mother died an alcoholic when just 33 years old in California........he had never seen her picture...........I was able to find an ex in-law that sent Lee some pictures. of he and his mother..........children were taken away from her...........she had 4 children by 4 different husbands..........one was raised by father and step mother..........the brother Robert Pfaff evidently wanted no contact..........emails sent and he ignored.........then email cut off.............but here is the ironic part...........Lee had found his sister Allison about a year ago living in a small town in California moved here with her husband.............I finally found the sister Kathy he so desperately wanted to find the first week of October this year.........the unbelievable part is she was living just .6 of a mile from Allison........and they had no idea they were sisters. They were unable to meet in person but did meet by computer video cam.........they sent me picture of the two sisters reunited........Kathy had remembered caring for her baby sister (she was 6) in fact when her mother left her one day to run off with boyfriend Kathy said she was trying to take care of her baby sister all day and night then finally told someone her momma left. Well the story has ended and I wanted you to know how much this site means to people like Lee...........He was SOOOOOOOO HAPPY to of found his sister Kathy. I received word day after Thanksgiving he died of sudden heart attack.....(girlfriend says he never took his high blood pressure medicine) So those of us like you who want to help others.............it really does make a difference...........two sisters are together and Lee died Happy knowing he could talk to his sisters every day since the day I found Kathy. Thanks to you both Patti Carter
Thank You so much for trying to help me find my son but only after contacting you, my son has been found living only 2 hours from me. We had a joyous reunion and I wish everyone out there looking the best of luck. Thanks Again, Sincerely, Julie Head
Dear Gary, Hello and thank you for my posting to your Adoption Registry. I have found my birthmother and birthfather Thanks very much, Michael Schlessinger
I have found my birthmother and my birth sister. I was born 6-23-1962 as Ignatius Athanasius LiCalsi. THANK YOU!!!!!!!
I just want to say thank you so much to everyone from this site that helped me find my family. GOD BLESS Marcia
I found my daughter, and we are reunited. It's been great. I found her with the help of an organization called Search Triad. I do want to thank you for your site though, I think the more FREE registries there are, the better it is for all concerned. Thank you again. Lisa Kells
Hello Gary, This year has been a wondrous and joyful year. To make a long story short, I traveled from Hawaii to California in April in search of new leads. My first stop was the County Registrar's office. I pulled into a parking spot and noticed a lady was sitting in her truck next to me. I asked her ( against my better judgment) a few questions and turns out she is my aunt's best friend. I met two aunts, an uncle and several cousins and spoke to my mother on the phone for over three hours. In July I was able to meet my grandmother and my sister (39 years old and did not know I existed). My mother has decided that she does not want to communicate with me but I hope in time that will change. Please add me to your FOUND list. Thanks You Carlita
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