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Need help finding my birth mother please!

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Andyb68 Report 6 Feb 2013 11:24

Hi guys again, thank you everyone for messages of support, Peter I'm not going to say how I managed to contact my natural family as you have advised me not to share private information. I very much appreciate that adoption is a very sensitive subject and going through the proper channels is probably the right thing to do. However I am sure many people are in the same situation as me and have been fearful about rejection. I have absolutely no regrets about my original post on here and would advise anyone to seek help this way, in fact I have inspired my sister to look for her birth mum, I have learnt a lot from you guys so I will help her as much as I can but you may be hearing from her too in the near future. Thanks again.


Flip Report 27 Jan 2013 18:03

Thanks Patchem,

though it didn't stop my post being deleted for no reason though! I wasn't abusive, & I'm pretty sure I didn't say anything wrong other than point out to a "certain" member he'd not really got it right, and couldn't actually read a thread through.


patchem Report 25 Jan 2013 18:48

I read Flip's post before it was reviewed, and my sympathy is with her.


Peter Report 24 Jan 2013 21:12

If you really feel the need to contact me re a comment I made on this thread more than two months ago, please voice your opinions on here What you have just written to me this evening is neither Private nor Confidential, no need for a PM at all.


Peter Report 23 Jan 2013 12:00

Its really great news that you now have contact with your birth
family. How did they manage to trace you? I hope it was by reading this Thread. Wishing you all the best Andy,


Sheila Report 23 Jan 2013 00:02

Diane if you need any help still let me know I am on an adoptee support group on FB


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 18 Jan 2013 14:57

Diane, it would be worth starting a thread of your own, in the search for your birth mother.

Good luck!


diane Report 18 Jan 2013 13:40

hi i am looking to see if my birth mother is still alive her name was eileen f richardson born in camberwell she moved to southampton in 1972 i believe she is now in a home any help please reply


Colin Report 18 Jan 2013 01:48

Hi Andy,
read your thread with interest, Good luck and best wishes. It is often advised on here by helpers to contact Norcap,as you were. I would like to point out that Norcap have ceased trading since Monday 14th January 2013. I'm sure that this will be very disappointing for people awaiting their services.Such a pity.


Flip Report 17 Jan 2013 20:07

Hi Andy,

I'm really glad to hear your news! I hope you manage to get to know her and fill in the gaps in your past. Don't expect too much, and you won't be disappointed. I met my mother for the first time 3 years ago and we visit each other regularly - but I'm one of the lucky ones and have never regretted finding her.

Your posts were never controversial, you were discrete and only gave out info we could all find easily with just the names. Sometimes, like on your post, researchers get caught up in arguments between themselves and I regret my part in that, I should have ignored the jibes.

Good luck & all the best,


Andyb68 Report 17 Jan 2013 19:33

Hi guys, just letting you know, I have had a very positive letter from my birth mum! She says she is very pleased to hear from me and has said she would be delighted to help with the family tree, I am very pleased and very grateful for all the help and advise, I couldn't have done it without you! I also feel very lucky to have found her so quickly. Although I understand my original post caused some controversy, I don't regret it at all and I am so pleased I posted it.


Andyb68 Report 27 Dec 2012 19:43

Hi guys, thanks again for support, although I am quite excited about this development I will now wait and see if my mum contacts me, at least I know now she has my address and can write to me if she wishes, at the moment I am happy with that.


TessAkaBridgetTheFidget Report 25 Dec 2012 05:09

Wonderful news Andy. I haven't helped on this thread asI have just noticed it and read from start to finish.

And what a finish!

Have a really happy Christmas and a great 2013.
Remember though to take it slowely as you meet/speak to your birth family.
I hope everything goes well for all of you.


patchem Report 24 Dec 2012 17:15

Happy Christmas, Andy.

Remember never to give up.


Flip Report 24 Dec 2012 16:51

That's brilliant news Andy, I hope everything goes well for you.

Best wishes


brummiejan Report 24 Dec 2012 15:55

Wow, Andy, that is fantastic news - thanks for letting us know.
Have a wonderful Christmas, and wishing you lots of luck now you have contact with your birth family.


Andyb68 Report 24 Dec 2012 15:44

Hi everyone, I would just like to let everyone who were extremely kind to help me that I have recieved a Christmas card from a member of my natural family today. I had almost given up hope as I hadn't recieved anything before now, they have also passed a letter on to my birth mum too. Merry Christmas to everyone and thank you so much again!


Andyb68 Report 22 Nov 2012 15:50

Thanks Rose, I will have a look at this!

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 21 Nov 2012 23:19

His widow (2nd wife) is on Facebook and a son too.


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 21 Nov 2012 23:15

There's an Arthur P M who marries in Woolwich in the 60s. Unfortunately, there's a death for an Arthur Patrick M in 2004 who was born 1940.