Evie and I met in high school, and were married right after. Three years later we thought we had grown up, and decided to end the relationship. Fast forward 35 years, and I had no idea where she was. It was my birthday the day it occurred to me to try to find her. Five minutes on your site, and I had her phone number. I called her, left a message, and less than 10 minutes later she called me back. The first words out of her mouth were "Happy Birthday!" I couldn't believe she remembered. We're getting married again this summer. The difference this time is that we're sure it's forever.
- Ron S., TX
I grew up a foster kid, and one thing that brought me comfort, and still does, was music. I had a walkman and a Jimmy Buffet tape I brought with me wherever I went. The only thing I had been told about my birth parents was that they were musicians and I often fantasized that the tape was their gift to me before they gave me away. Ridiculous, I know – but true. Last year, I took a job managing a music store in a mall. I connected immediately with a co-worker of mine, who (it later came out) was also adopted after being in foster care. Over a number of months we discovered we had a lot of other things in common, including the same birthday and a love for Jimmy Buffet. Like a lightning bolt it hit me that my connection to my co-worker could be something more, so one day I asked her if she was ever given any information about her birth parents. Turns out she knew her birth mother's name, but not anything else. I went to your site and looked for her mom's name with our city and state. It took a few different searches, but I finally narrowed it down to two separate people I thought it could be. I used the information in that background check to contact both via telephone, feeling like I was really going out on a limb. It was the best decision I've made in my life so far though because it was through one of those contacts that I found my co-worker's birth mother. I also found out she has a fraternal twin, who just happens to be me! I love telling this story because despite growing up alone, I now have a sister and a mom.
- Jen G., FL
I recently bought a 30 day pass to see if I could find more of my elementary school brownie troop. Two of the eleven I found on your site. One lives close to me here in Orange County, CA and the other was is in Utah. We are planning a reunion right after Christmas, so I was thrilled to find them. Most of us haven't seen each other in more than 40 years. Three of us had a mini reunion last weekend and shared old photos, brownie memorabilia, and caught up with each other. I can't wait to see all of them in December. Thanks again.
- Karen H., CA
The end of the summer always reminds me of the Petersons - our neighbors and best family friends when our kids were little. Every September we'd throw a joint Labor Day/Birthday Party for our son Danny and their son Jon. The boys were a year apart, but were so close we parents couldn't help but become friends too. The kids were always over at one house or the other, and one year we even spent our summer vacation fishing on a houseboat together! We were all so sad when the Petersons had to make a work-related move across the country. In those days, we didn't have email yet, and although we promised to keep in touch, after a few years and couple more moves, we just lost touch. Danny came home from college this past weekend for Labor Day, and during his birthday dinner the Petersons came up in conversation. Right then I decided to do more than simply remember them fondly, and get back in touch with them! I did an search on your site, and found their phone number almost right away. I was surprised to find myself so nervous about calling them, but I went ahead and did it. Hearing their voices over the line and laughing about those times again made me and my husband feel so young! Turns out their family is doing great, and they still think of us every Labor Day too. I'm so happy to be back in contact with them. Thanks for making this possible.
- Sherry G., TN
My high college sweetheart Jim and I were going to be together forever; that's what we used to say. We were inseparable and absolutely firm in our belief that nothing could come between us. Of course, as we grew up and we grew apart, but I never forgot about him. Two years ago, I saw an ad for your site, and started looking up tons of people, including Jim. I feel silly now saying that I checked out everything about him before I finally called! Where did he live? What did he do? And most importantly, was he married? After a few weeks of deliberating, I finally reached out to him. It turned out, Jim had never forgotten about me either. It took just a short time before we were back to our old, inseparable ways. We've recaptured that teenage feeling, and this time nothing is going to come between us.
- Lindsey M., IA
Thanks to you site, I found my father after 27 years! I had been looking for my father ever since I was a teenager. I had been told he died in a car accident, but I knew I had a sibling out there as well. I searched and searched, but didn't have any luck. A few times, I'd find the names, but outdated information. Using your site, I was able to quickly locate several family members with active, current information, and within minutes, I had found my father, alive and well!!! I hadn't seen my dad in 27 years. Through him, I also found my brother. A family reunion is planned.
- Amy O., Il