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I Finally Decided To Reconnect With My Biological Family
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I Finally Decided To Reconnect With My Biological Family

Back in 1976 I was adopted from Seoul, South Korea to an amazing family in Oklahoma. I was loved very much and I even had a new adopted sister. I never really thought much, except the occasional “I wonder where my parents are now?”

Just over 1 year ago, I decided to find my biological family. Then it happened. A letter and photos arrived. I had siblings – 1 brother and 5 sisters who were still wondering where I was. Unfortunately, my biological parents have passed away.

My mother’s last wish was to find me, but to my families dismay the adoption was closed and they didn’t have any information of where I was. This was just one of the many reasons they were so excited when my first letter arrived. They all wanted to meet me, and coincidentally my youngest sibling was coming to Los Angeles this year. So we coordinated through emails and set up a time. It was amazing speaking to her through a translator and finding more about my past. The feelings I had and still have are continually changing and developing for this new family that in a way, came out of nowhere. I hope to visit the rest of the family next year and hope that this good story will inspire others to search as well.

More info: nathannowack.com

Back in 1976 I was adopted from Seoul, South Korea to an amazing family in Oklahoma

I was loved very much and I even had a new adopted sister

Just over 1 year ago, I decided to find my biological family

Unfortunately, my biological parents had passed away

However, I found 6 siblings, all wondering where I was

My mother’s last wish was to find me, so my youngest sibling came to LA to meet me

It was amazing speaking to her through a translator and finding more about my past

The feelings I had and still have are continually changing and developing for this new family, that in a way came out of nowhere

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BarbaraHarrell
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being adopted myself...and searching for over 30 years I finally connected with my birthmother and two half brothers...I look just like my mom...It is not the fact we don't love our adopted family..it is that nagging thing that asks "Who am I" who are my people...who do I look like...what dos my family do...do they think of me..Millions of questions...I can not explain the feeling of first meeting my mother and seeing my face reflect in hers...She passed away last year but I had three awesome years knowing her..birth father had passed many years ago..I know your feeling and am glad you shared your experience.

Brett
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm with you on that one. Met my biological father last year, but my biological mother passed away in 2004. I do, however, have half-siblings from both of them and I get to at least see what my birth mother looked like in the face of my lovely new half-sister Christine. Also, agreed on the need to find out - who wouldn't be inquisitive? It's such a huge mystery!

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SamWalton
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful. Best wishes for your journey learning more about your history and meeting family :)

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BarbaraHarrell
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Being adopted myself...and searching for over 30 years I finally connected with my birthmother and two half brothers...I look just like my mom...It is not the fact we don't love our adopted family..it is that nagging thing that asks "Who am I" who are my people...who do I look like...what dos my family do...do they think of me..Millions of questions...I can not explain the feeling of first meeting my mother and seeing my face reflect in hers...She passed away last year but I had three awesome years knowing her..birth father had passed many years ago..I know your feeling and am glad you shared your experience.

Brett
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6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm with you on that one. Met my biological father last year, but my biological mother passed away in 2004. I do, however, have half-siblings from both of them and I get to at least see what my birth mother looked like in the face of my lovely new half-sister Christine. Also, agreed on the need to find out - who wouldn't be inquisitive? It's such a huge mystery!

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SamWalton
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7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautiful. Best wishes for your journey learning more about your history and meeting family :)

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