My name is Laura, I live in Virginia, and I lost my son to adoption in 1972. I was told by the agency that my son could call them when he turned 18 and he would be provided with my name and how to locate me. Because of that promise I remained in the same County and State where he was adopted and kept my maiden name and always had a telephone listing with my name so he could find me with a phone call. After waiting for that call, for over 11 years I decided enough was enough I was going to find my son.
I called the adoption agency again, for the 50th time to ask if he had called. Their answer was always no. Finally an honest person at the agency told me that even if he had called they would never disclose that to me. And they never give out the natural parents names. It is illegal, the records are sealed.
I spent years trying every service I could find on the internet After wasted days that turned into years and spending thousands of dollars I hit a brick wall. I had the realization that I would most likely never find my son.
I went back to some of the adoption registry sites that volunteers had started to recheck the registries. A few of them listed on their site what they called "recommended safe searchers". I kept seeing Miracle Search show up, so decided to get in touch them.
Within 2 weeks I found out my sons adopted name. Two days after that I had his current address and phone number. Amazingly his phone number was listed in his girlfriends name, and Paul still found it.
Paul helped guide me through my first contacts with my son, so I would not do or say anything wrong since this was such a delicate situation. And a scary one for me.
Conclusion: My reunion with my son is the most wonderful and loving experience I have had in my entire life. I cannot imagine life without him now. There is no greater love than the love between a child and their real parent. I know that now.
I asked Paul if I could post my experience with Miracle Search on his website. I wanted to assure any natural mother that feels frustrated and beaten down by the brick walls that spring up in their search that "IT CAN BE DONE".
Thank you Paul for this miracle.