Think Outside of the Box

Think Outside of the Box

Just finished a case that relied entirely on trusting my client’s DNA. He had his original birth certificate as well as non-identifying information. He was frustrated because nothing seemed to fit. Since I’ve been doing this work for a long time, the one thing...
Surprise!  You’re a Dad!

Surprise!  You’re a Dad!

Had the best phone call with a Birth Father last night. Of course, he was skeptical of my call, but listened anyway. I explained I was doing a family search and wanted to ask a few questions. I asked him about a girl with the name of …. and he perked up and...
One of My Favorite Quotes

One of My Favorite Quotes

Searching for family requires the patience of Job; the curiosity of a cat; the stubbornness of a mule; the eyesight of an eagle; to be blessed with the luck of the Irish and have the ability and stamina of a camel to go long hours without food or drink – Author...
Never Give Up!

Never Give Up!

As work is my therapy, I am giddy that I just finished a complex case. The birth mother used a completely fake name, and the DNA was less than desirable. If the definition of insanity is to keep doing the same things over and over, I am insane! BUT it works every...
A Sad Farewell to My Birth Mother

A Sad Farewell to My Birth Mother

I just learned that my birth mother, Lucille passed away. I’m numb, sad and angry all at the same time. I had carried this Ghost, my birth mother, in my heart my entire life, through all of the pain that I endured during my search and subsequent contact with...