I also don’t know if I posted this or not but I also found my birth mother. I have to tell the whole story but that was the TL:DR version of it.
Back in 2018 I decided to do the 23andme thing because I am getting old and was wanting to find out if I had any genetic anything health wise. Also I don’t remember when but probably around this time the state I was born in allowed direct relatives like me to request a copy of their original birth certificate which I had done as well, so I had my birth mother’s name and the other details they put on birth certificates. Well fast forward to 2021, I get a message from a cousin stating that she knows who my mom is, and a few months after that I get a message from my birth mother. I was at the time not really ready for it, I mean I was ready, it was something I have always wanted to find out from the time I was a young child, but to have it finally happen? I had to take a couple of weeks to process it all and tell myself that this is real. Her name matched what was on the birth certificate, genetically she was my mother, it all matched up, it wasn’t a scam. Her message included her story of it all including details that made it all even more true.
Now comes another shocker of all shockers. As you know I live in Florida. I came down here in 2002 because a girl convinced me to move down here to be with me (another story I won’t go into details now). I lived here for 9 years before my adoptive father convinced me to move back to Oklahoma to help him which I did for 8 years then moved back to Oklahoma. I did the genetic thing still living in Oklahoma and in between time moved to Florida. Anyway so back to the shocker of shockers. I was born in Denver. Now here I am in the Tampa area, my birth mother reaches out to me, and come to find out she has spent most of her life in this area and she lives like 35 miles away from me. There is a reason why I am here. Why I gravitated to this area. So yes we talk a lot and we have met and hung out over the last couple of years. I need to spend more time with her, I just wish she was closer.
So crazy right?
Apparently she never kept my birth a secret and everyone on her side of the family knew I was out there so my sudden appearance was not a shocker to anyone.
Anyway as of my birth father, I have had a couple of people reach out to me including a crazy who was questioning my claim to the genetics because I guess she is a part of the daughters of the revolution or something, thinking I was trying to infultrate it or something not understanding how genetics work and that genes don’t lie. I really need to get back on the website and start reaching out to people so I can find out more info on that side of things. According to my mom he flat out denied her being pregnant or I being his child and she broke up with him shortly after my conception because he was a pledge to a motorcycle gang in OKC. So I am probably long forgotten and no one on his side knew of my existence until I magically appeared in their DNA matches.