One year ago today, at 10:16pm AST, I received a message from my wonderful friend and volunteer, Robbie. This message included a very important photo. It was the first image I ever saw of a man named Emil Weinreich.
I looked at his photo and wondered, is this family? Is this what my biological father looks like? I also thought of other half-siblings. As the years of my biological mothers repeated pregnancies are so close and memories fade, I wondered if he could be the father of either of my two abandoned half-brothers. I felt that this was too easy; perhaps this wasn’t the right person. I sat back frozen and felt conflicted. I was frozen after all the phone calls I had made over the last 18 months as I changed many lives. I was the only one that altered realities with a 10 digit dial for many that were not ready to hold such facts. I felt guilty for surfacing the truth. I was also in the midst of researching baby Kenneth (abandoned baby #5). I knew that I could dial Emil right away. I knew that I had every right to find the answers of my life. I knew that I could start another conversation with an unknowing person. I hesitated and I paid attention to my hesitation. I paused.
I told myself, not tonight. And, perhaps I won’t call Emil tomorrow. I will call when I’m ready to do so, realizing I could never be fully ready. Instead, I slowed my mind and fell asleep, not realizing that this was the lead I waited 39 years for.
FOR THE COMPLETE, FACT BASED STORY: www.withgreatabandon.com/story After 20+ years of searching, I found 4 half-siblings who were also abandoned as babies by the same mother. I found our biological mother and my biological father, Emil. I'm searching for one more abandoned baby sibling. #adopted #adoptee #abandoned #princerupert #search #lifeisgood #biologicalfather #answers #message