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Leslie Able Waite : I found my Father!

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I am 60 years old, and with the undying help from Search Quest America I have found my Birth Father at last!!I found a letter that I wrote my birth mother when I was 32. I asked her to please tell me" Pete's last name.  After not giving up totally, My Birth mother finally GAVE him a last name. She told me my"real" father's name is Pete Ga ... Read More

From My Heart to Your Hands

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My Most Precious Katie, This letter is one of the most difficult undertakings of my life.  I have so very many thoughts to express to you and doubt that I can find the words to articulate their full meaning. I am uncertain of the age that you are while reading this letter. At the time this letter is being written you are six days old.  It ... Read More

Mom, you found me!

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In June of 2010, I wrote Search Quest regarding finding a son I had given up for adoption 45 years ago. I had tried different agencies and registries and had even contacting the attorney my father had taken me to "resolve my situation" in those days. He told me to forget it, my records were sealed and I would never find out. With that, I ached even ... Read More

Patience pays off - Karen connects with her birth family!

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Karen Itkowitz Gentilcore was born at Staten Island hospital in New York, and was immediately placed for adoption through the Louise Wise agency in New York City.  She was adopted by Harriet and Hy Itkowith.  Hy and Harriet had been married for 13 years, and had been praying for an addition to their traditionally conservative Jewish house ... Read More

Together - At Last!

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JoAnn was born in the Bronx, New York back in the 50’s, and was subsequently placed for adoption through Catholic Charities.  Adopted by Fay and Anthony Prevete, she always had a good understanding that she was adopted and what that meant.   Her mom, Fay, had received a book from Catholic Charities to read to JoAnn that explain ... Read More

Twins Reunited With Birth Family

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As an Investigator and family search specialist, it is not uncommon for our office to receive calls from producers from major network programs or production companies with special needs. Usually they start by asking if I'm working on anything that may make a good reunion segment for an upcoming project or series that they are working on.  It' ... Read More

Michael's Adoption Puzzle is Finally Complete

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Michael O’Leary was born in 1953 in Brooklyn, New York, and placed to adoption shortly after.  As a child, his adoption was not a secret.  His parents told him early in his life that he had been born Michael Lewis to an Irish mother, and they liked the first name Michael so much that they kept it after the adoption.  He was in ... Read More

Erica never gave up, and her dream came true!

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As a three year old, Erica Babino was bright, beautiful and precocious - and knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that her mommy and daddy loved her!  She was also quite proud of the fact she was ‘adopted’ even if she didn’t quite understand what that meant, but shared her status with everyone quite freely.  Although she had ... Read More

Mother's Day Free Search Contest Winner - Brandy Lintz

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We know our clients, contacts and subscribers have all been wondering who the winner of Search Quest America's free Facebook Mother’s Day Search is , and what happened with the search, so we are pleased to share Brandy’s update and reunion story with our readers.  Brandy Lintz, a Texas adoptee, was the winner of our ... Read More

The True Life Story of Terrence Pace - Public Figure

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Easter Sunday, 2014 brought a few more ‘surprises’ to the Pace house in Houston, Texas, than the Easter Bunny could have even dreamed of delivering.  Terrance Pace woke up bright and early and called his Mom to arrange to meet her at Sunday Mass.  He had a few free moments and decided to return a very curious call he’d r ... Read More

From My Heart to Yours

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My Letter to my Birth Mother: Dearest Stranger,I am writing you this letter today, because I believe that we may have something in common.  My name is Raymond Rota and I was born in the Bronx, New York on July 26, 1967.  I have been working on my genealogy for over three years now.  It has not been an easy thing to do, because I was ... Read More

Finding Our Baby Sister: A Reunion Story

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Margaret, with six kids ages two through 17, found herself divorced and a pregnant. The hardest decision of her life was choosing to give her seventh child, a little girl, up for adoption.  Nancy was two years old when Margaret gave birth in 1969 and always felt the desire to search for her sister that was lost to adoption. “I wanted to ... Read More

Daughter Father - New York Reunion

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Doreese Zaremski of Staten Island, always knew that she was adopted at the age of 3 months.   She grew up in Brooklyn with her adoptive mother and her step-adoptive father.  She was raised with a brother that was 8 years her senior. He was the biological son of her adoptive mother. “I just wanted to see somebody that looks like ... Read More