Thank you so much for everything. Hiring Kinsolving was the best thing I could have done.
Good morning, Kinsolving miracle workers!
I had the best conversations with my birth-mother over the weekend. We spoke and laughed for over 4 hours. I have looked for so so long and I
certainly would never have found her.
As far as contacting I knew the correct protocol (contact the birth mother and only the birth mother) but I just had a feeling it would work out.
They called me yesterday. After all the reunions I have heard about from my various adoptee friends, this one has to be one of the most low key ones. No crying and blubbering, no overt panic. Her personality must be very similar to mine. They want to meet me and my husband. They are not going to tell their sons until after they meet me. I do not know why, but okay. I got the impression that He was more keen on having me in their lives than she was. I guess she is the cautious one - like me.
So reading what you have read about her from my non-ID, would you have expected her to have an MBA in Finance? Well, she does. He was the mathematician (which I knew),She was an actuary and He was a CPA.
So she was surprised but not surprised that I was a CPA with an MBA. It must be the genes.
Thanks again! I am still in shock and simply cannot believe you could do it.
Hi! I am an (Adoptee) and I am a member of Orphan Voyage in Jacksonville, FL. We told our group about your help with searches and I know a few of our members have used your help from time to time. I give your name to everyone that calls me now for information. People are just not coming to the groups anymore but I still get the phone calls for help.
I just want to thank you for your important work. I personally am very grateful for all that you do to help people. I believe in your mission. Please let me know if there is any support that I can give to your important work other than giving your name and number to those who ask for help. I was able to search and find my birth family and I have constant contact with them and have even been to a couple of FAMILY REUNIONS! They are in Winston-Salem, NC!! I have five whole sibblings.
God bless you and thank you!
Thank you Kinsolving for doing what many consider "impossible". I wish everyone searching for lost family will have their own liberating experience someday soon. It is priceless!
Thank you so much for the information you sent – I would never have looked in that County, it was 100 miles or more from where my family had been told! I don’t know how you do it, but I am glad that you can!
Like probably every other person receiving such information, I do not have the first idea what to do with it! I’m sorry my birth mother is gone since she alone has some of the answers I wanted. But I have two siblings, although I do not know if they know anything about me. Several months ago I received a call from a woman who worked for Kinsolving. She was a birth mother herself, if I remember correctly, and was very kind and understanding. I believe she said that kinsolving would help at least support me to some extent in the contact by helping me with knowledge kinsolving had gained in all these years of such searches. I know that the site talks about assisting with advice and the “do and do nots”. So, I would like some of that advice and support if that is possible. I can not imagine just calling and saying “HEY, guess who?” LOL
BTW, it turns out that for about 14 years (on and off), I lived within 15 miles of my birth mother and her family and from 1999-2004, I lived about 5 miles from my half brother. Life can be so strange.
Thank you again, I am thoroughly impressed by how quickly you managed to get all this information.
NB ... GA
I wanted to thank you so much for the work you do. Last week I contacted my birthson..and even though he was not aware he was adopted he was thrilled to hear from me. I know this is just a start and things always have the potential to sour (like in all families) ...but right now he is totally open to his new family and has embraced me and his siblings. I could not have imagined a better response. And none of this would be possible without your hard work and for that I will be eternally grateful! Thank you.
After searching for 27 years, I ran across your company on April 17, 1991 quite by accident. After speaking with you all, it was only a week, April 23 when you called and said you all had found my son. By 10 AM the next morning I had my sons name, address, and phone #. At 8 pm I spoke with my son for the first time.
There are no words to express the feeling of finding my son. I felt like I had my heart removed years before and all of the sudden it started beating. I have written about my experience in my new book, Pieces of my Heart, which will soon be released.Thank you for giving me back my only child He looks just like me and so do his kids:)
God Bless you for this wonderful service.Although it has been a long time I think of you often and am forever grateful. Please feel free to put me on the reference list.
I am having a perfect reunion with my birth mother, new step dad, two younger brothers, and multiple aunts, uncles, and cousins! What a joy to find so many new family members that I did not even know existed a month ago!
You gave me such good advice which I did follow. I am so thrilled that it went so well. I think she might tell her children, she asked for my email address because her daughter has a lot of the photos.
I feel like I am living in a dream world thanks to all of you! Please say a special thanks to all who were involved in my case! Thanks so much for all your wonderful help.
In March 2008 Kinsolving found my Mother. I never thought it would happen and it is a dream come true. Being so far away is hard, I now live in the UK and she is still in the States, but we speak on the telephone often and have exchanged many pictures and stories.
I registered with the NY State adoption information registry in 1993, receiving my non-identifying information in 1994. Some of that information came from DSS who handled my adoption and I was in direct contact with DSS also - I placed “waivers of confidentiality” with my current address with the DSS in August 1994 and again updated it in January 1996.
My mother visited DSS in 1996 asking for information. They did not give her any information about the State Registry as they were obliged to do (she had no clue it even existed), nor did they release my information to her as per my letters waiving confidentiality.
I guess my question is, can I do anything about this situation? I am bitter about the 12 years DSS cost us!