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bronkiifind my birth father

looking for someone you never seen an don’t know is very hard, but just too think everyone you know have or know there Biological father, you don’t have any memories of this person or any of the things you wish for as a kid that fathers got for there son. Now my life is slowing down an I want to take soon time to find that missing part of my life. All these years all I have is his name, an maybe his birth year(1929) a city where he lived, his name is ALBART EDWARDS, the city Jacksonville, Florida 4 months ago

bronkii 4 months ago

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lisa_22862 7 years ago

abby312telloneeds help

im 15 I have a step dad and my birth mom. so of course im a minor and cant do much and hard to get money. my mom will not support me and I would never ask my step dad to find my real dad. so ive turned to the internet I really feel that finding him or atleast knowing hes alive will put me at ease I want to do this asap before it is too late. im desperate. please help. 5 months ago

abby312tello 5 months ago

louiselucasDavid Brown

Im trying to trace my father David (dave) Brown..Dave had a relationship with my mother jennifer ann lucas in 1971..At the time she was 19 and living in earl shilton..She wont really talk to me about him,but she said he died years ago and didnt even know about me..I know he was from burton on trent and rode a motarcycle..Can anyone help me?? Thanx… 5 months ago

louiselucas 5 months ago

ThorDeMille1979 Catherine DeMille

I’ve been searching for almost 7 years.
I was born Joshua Alan DeMille. Later in life I remember going to the courthouse and my parents telling me that they were getting married and I’d have my name changed. I grew up a few years before I had other brother and sisters and cousins. Eventually I had many. At 28 years old my mother popped in on a unannounced visit out of nowhere.

You see, she has a lot of health conditions that are growing as the years. She had to he the one to tell me. My patents had been divorced for 7 years now. Bitter divorce. So she felt compelled to be the one before she passed and some other older relative on the fathers-side did.

You see, dad, the man i grew up fearing ass whippings and put downs but lobing as well all my life… Was not the one to have the right to share this…

So before she continued on 2 hours more of rambling, I blurted out she was about to tell me he really wasnt my biological. Ironic, cause I had been asking her that for most of my life. It was difficult for her to finally let the words out. It took me years to understand the weight she carried for so many years. What it had to feel like to say that. But it wasn’t over yet. There were 1000’s of questions obviously. Here is what Ive got from both sides of my family.
My mom had ran away from home.
Berks county Pa. Late 78 early 79.
She traveled with a circus, quite possibly Shriners. She was only with a couple of months, ultimately realizing she was pregnant. She wasnt sure if it was a man named Rodney or possibly another berks county man before she left. Either way Rodney wasnt having it and dropped her off at a clinic. And not a good one. She decided to call home and came back to the Birdsboro area and have me luckily. The life she gave me through the man whom I spent growing up with was certainly is appreciated. It made me who I am good and bad. But as I get older and have had 3 of my own kids. Have battled and been through a couple health conditions of my own that are rare. And just overall not knowing my true biological bloodline father is kinda driving me crazy. The lack of info. But for my moms sake.. She was 17 and it was the 70’s.
Before I ramble further on my epically mind blowing life I ask.., is there any info, help, or anything out there? Maybe its my OCD. No really, it is. And it’s driving my wife crazy anymore. She used to think it was a fun and cool adventure. But after going through every friend relative and acquaintance of my mom in those years and not getting any answers its lost its zazz and allure for her.
I still yearn for an answer. Or a friggin lead.

Born November 3rd, 1979 west reading hospital.
Mothers maiden Catherine Anne DeMille
She was thin, attractive, very very blonde.
Eastern Berks County.
Her siblings, Eddie,Jay,Chris,Linda
Her mother Joan. (Smith)
Her father Ed. Died in mid 90’s 5 months ago

ThorDeMille 5 months ago

samanthalee32 5 months ago

BioDadRobertRileyLooking for birth father Robert Riley or Reilly, stationed at Chanute AFB in March 1954

Hoping to meet my biological father, Robert Riley (or Reilly), who was stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul, IL, in March 1954. My biological mother was Marian Suzanne (Suzy) Leonard Gilmore of Urbana, IL. I was born Dec. 7, 1954, in central Illinois and was adopted at birth. I’m assuming Robert was born in the early 1930s. Suzy was born in 1933 and died in the mid 1990s. I would love to find Robert, to meet him and my siblings and to learn of any medical history that might pertain to me. 6 months ago

BioDadRobertRiley 6 months ago

kaylaAllison2001dad plzz find me !

I’m 13 year’s old. my mother name is windy allison. my name is kayla allison. I hope your looking as hard as i’m looking for you :’(

if you have any type of info plzz add me on facebook @kayla allison 6 months ago

kaylaAllison2001 6 months ago

kirklen 7 months ago

Courteney WoodUntitled

Iv been looking for my dad for 4 years now i really want to find :( iv i have met him im 17 so i saw him at 13 can someone help me? 10 months ago

Courteney Wood 10 months ago

keegirl 10 months ago

shawnbent 10 months ago

danidlorSearching for my husbands father

I am looking for my husbands father. We don’t have much information about him. We know that his name is Ernest English, he was in the Air Force and stationed at Lowry Air Force Base in Aurora CO, in 1968. My husband never got the blessing of meeting his father, not by any fault of my husband or his dad. If anyone knows anything, it’s very hard for a man to know nothing about his father. I want to bless my husband with the gift of knowing his dad. Thank you so much 10 months ago

danidlor 10 months ago


I am 29 years old looking for my father Buddy J Darras. Im not sure if I’ve ever met him but my mother told me he’s been in prison most of my life. She barely told me this information recently. All I want to do is meet him. My name is Jessica A and my mothers name is Laura A. My father has a brother named Daniel Mondragon and I don’t know about the rest of my family. It would really mean a lot to me if I could finally meet him. If any one could help me with this I would very much appreciate it. 10 months ago

JessicaADarras1984 10 months ago

ntoshintoshjim 10 months ago

user10676 11 months ago

miaahmad98i need info about my father

i dont know much about him. I would like to see who he really is. 12 months ago

miaahmad98 12 months ago

lculloa 12 months ago

shaecheyenne5 Years of Searching

I was born 16 years ago, almost 17. During that time, my father decided to leave. I’ve been searching for him since I was 11. I’ve found that he has at least 2 daughters, possibly more. He remarried. He now lives in Grand Forks, North Dakota and is 49 years old. I know his name and a few names of siblings. I just want his phone number or an address. I want to meet him and talk to him but I would like to do so without telling my mom. It’s not a subject we talk about and she gets mad when we do talk about it. I can’t find a website that won’t charge which is extremely annoying considering I don’t have a credit card nor should I have to pay money to find my own father. Some sites charge 100 dollars which is stupid. I’m annoyed and just want to find my dad. 12 months ago

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