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Desperately seeking my father

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Gemma Report 11 Oct 2008 23:12

Hi Sheila

PM'd you back, thanks for that address I shall forward to my mother in law.



Sheila Report 11 Oct 2008 16:49

Hi Gemma

Pm on its way to you :O) Never had the chance to say before, really really pleased for you and your Birth Father, only just noticed your pm to me in my box :O) xx


Gemma Report 11 Oct 2008 14:25

Hi Debs, hope you find him - i met with my dad last night and it went really well. Its weird because he has memories of me and i have none, almost like coming from two different places. But it went well and he is very proud to have found me and planning a meet up in two weeks. I was very nervous but all that faded within 10 minutes of him being here.

I was wondering if someone could look up a chap called Laurence/lawrence crisp, he is 40 so born in 1968, never married no kids, he lives in somerset.. possibly in taunton area - his dads name would be Alan Crisp. His dad Alan was born on 28.09.1940.

It is for my mother in law who is looking for her brother. She is in the same situation as I was, where her dad wont give her any information as he no longer talks to him.

thanks guys

Gemma x


Derek Report 3 Oct 2008 17:32

I am so pleased to hear your good news Emma. After all the effort you put in you got the best reward possible.

I sincerely hope all goes well with your meeting your father and new family - remember, one step at a time.

Well done and enjoy!


Gemma Report 3 Oct 2008 17:24

I like how everyone is saying VODKA and.... :-)

Vodka rules.


bob Report 3 Oct 2008 00:30

Great News Gemma,,. Kept a tag on you tread for ages.

Bob Peters.

Lost for Words ;-)

Lost for Words ;-) Report 2 Oct 2008 17:37

Fantastic news Gemma

So where we all meeting up then ?? ;-)

Mines a Vodka & Red Bull!

Really wish you both every happiness :-)

Best Wishes


WayneTracey Report 2 Oct 2008 13:47

Superb news Gemma....

Well done..... could be an expensive drink tho :)

Mine's a vodka & coke!

T xx


Nicki Report 1 Oct 2008 21:03

Really pleased for you. You nearly made me cry!!

Mine's a rum & coke xx

Take care & good luck



Gemma Report 1 Oct 2008 20:57

Hi all. I just got off the phone to my father and it went so well and I am very happy. He was very emotional and I think slightly proud of how much effort I went through to find him. Obviously I told him about my genes reunited family and how you have all been so supportive and wonderful with information tracking and being their for me when all looked so bleak.

I cant thank you all enough.. drinks on me I guess!

Many thanks guys from all of the Lawmans, Howards and Long's.

Gem xx

Lost for Words ;-)

Lost for Words ;-) Report 30 Sep 2008 12:23


That's excellent news. I've gone all goosey just thinking about you picking up the phone and saying 'Hi dad', you must be on cloud nine! Don't think about it just do it :-) Go on be brave :-)
I think your story should be an inspiration to others as your road has not been easy. Your dads name alone being so commonplace has made the journey that bit longer but you have proven that 'where there's a will there's a way' and that in some ways every dead end does get you one step nearer to ending your quest.

Here's to new beginnings and I wish you and your father a long and happy relationship. Please let us know how it goes :-)

Best wishes


Nicki Report 29 Sep 2008 16:05

So pleased for you Gemma. Excellent news. Let us know the outcome of your phone call. Been following this for weeks, really pleased you have finally found what you were looking for.

Good luck.



WayneTracey Report 29 Sep 2008 16:03

Well Done!!!!

Please come back and let us know how it went calling your dad...

Tracey xx


Gemma Report 29 Sep 2008 15:59

Hi thanks for all your sweet messages! You have all been extreamely wonderful.. and so very helpful. I will reccomend this to everyone who is looking for someone.

Thank god for the internet and people like you .. thats all I got to say!

Lots of love and best wishes

Gemma xxx

☺Carol in Dulwich☺

☺Carol in Dulwich☺ Report 29 Sep 2008 15:30

Good News Gemma, Im'm glad you never gave up. Hope all goes well for the future.

was plain ann now annielaurie

was plain ann now annielaurie Report 29 Sep 2008 15:05

Brilliant news, Gemma! Hope all goes well - I'm sure it will. Ann


kay Report 29 Sep 2008 14:33

Gemma,Its been a long haul but youve got there.Wishing you both all the best .
Regards Kay


RutlandBelle Report 29 Sep 2008 14:20

Gemma, what a wonderful end to this thread which I have been following over the weeks. I am so pleased for you.
I'm sure you will have enough courage to phone your father, you've certainly shown it and your tenacity over this long search.
Wishing you every happiness, Jennifer

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 29 Sep 2008 14:17

Gemma, I am so pleased for you - well done you for hanging in there.

Hope it all goes well,



Gemma Report 29 Sep 2008 14:06

Hello all,

Today I got in contact with Nicola Veness who's mum is my biological fathers sister. (Patricia Long)

I have been given my fathers phone number and he is waiting for my call. I got a lovely email from Nicola telling me all about my family etc and how my dad has always spoke of me (which was nice)...

and now all I got to do is pluck up the courage to call my dad! :-)

I wish to thank everyone on here that helped me look for my family and searched through BT records and the rest. You have all been fantastic and shown great interest in my search.

Thank you all very much & good luck in your own searches!

Gemma Louise x