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Mandy8412 7 months ago


Mandy8412Searching for my biological father

My name is Amanda and I am looking for a man who would be close to 50 or a year older, His name is John Blackwood, I am 32 years old and want to know something about my biological father, my family tells me he has history or drugs and alcohol and was in an out of jail, but something tells me there’s more to this story than that and I need help finding him, I have googled him, I have facebooked him, I have even messaged everyone with the name on facebook, I have looked up in the white pages and called every person with the last name, some responses weren’t very good, but other people were very helpful. I hope some one can help as I am trying everything and anything and willing to try anything new that I have not tried yet. Please help me!
My mom’s name at the time was Hennessey, and we lived in Toronto, my mum moved alot so having an area we lived in is kinda hard… but my gramma did live on Pharmacy Ave, and she had been there for as long as I had been alive till she passed away a few years ago.
If anyone can please help me, I look just my bio dad, I have photos from 32 years ago where hes holding me, but nothing else, i will post them as soon as i find them, i have a photo up of me and my newest edition, i look exactly like John just with blond hair… please help!! anyone… :) 7 months ago


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user1390686589 9 months ago


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My mother did say he was dead and she left it at that but I dont think that is the case, I havnt had contact with her since I was 12. I dont expect a fairy tale ending but I do have a right to know who he is, if he is alive I want him to know he is a granddad to a beautiful 5 year old boy,it was his birthday yesterday. It saddens me greatly that my son has not one grandparent, anyway that is the long and short of it all. 9 months ago


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Im 25 years old, residing in South Africa. I was raised by my grandparents, Mike and Joey Benade although my gran was not my biological gran. My biological mother refused to tell me who my father is/was and she is apparently the only one who knows and we do not have contact at all as we are in different countries. I really need closure in my life, it was nobody’s right to keep him from me. I was born in Empangeni, KZN in 1988. i do not have a name, surname, age…nothing. 9 months ago


tazz100 9 months ago


Jessicaharris 10 months ago


danielle1989frenchlooking for my biological father

Hi there my name is danielle french i am 24 years old and I am looking for my biological father but all I know is his name is micheal spelt michela as he was born in romania. He possibly lives in perth in austrailia. Hes a capricorn and was with my mum in austrailia during 1983 and before and after. I alwasys grew up thinking someone else was my dad but when I was 18 he told me I couldnt be. As my mum was with this guy richard and slept with him but the next day she went to austrailia and got back with micheal. Richard doesnt think the dates add up and as we’re not on good terms he wont give me a dna test. Its destroying me I just want to know who I am and feel its my human right.to know surley. I recently found a picture of me when I was 7 yrs old holding my hamster and on the back it said. I think you are a beautiful girl like your brother sisters and all your family. Ill remeber you forever michela xxx so that must be from him. Id just really like to know so I can move on with my life. I have a photo of my mum and him back in townsville austrailia in 1983. My mum and him also used to run a hotel in austrailia gold coast. If anyone knows him recognises him or think they may have something to help please do id really appreciate it. I have tried facebook twitter but I dont have his last name. Also there’s no father on my birth cerifiacte either and my mum had a stroke a few years ago so cant tell me anything. If micheal is my father then we’ve missed out on 24 years. Id just like proof of who is my dad. I think its just awful that so many people have to suffer because of this and my thoughts are with you all everyone should get to know the people that brought them into this world its just so sad. I wish you all the best of luck. Xxx 11 months ago


danielle1989frenchlooking for my biological father

Hi there my name is danielle french i am 24 years old and I am looking for my biological father but all I know is his name is micheal spelt michela as he was born in romania. He possibly lives in perth in austrailia. Hes a capricorn and was with my mum in austrailia during 1983 and before and after. I alwasys grew up thinking someone else was my dad but when I was 18 he told me I couldnt be. As my mum was with this guy richard and slept with him but the next day she went to austrailia and got back with micheal. Richard doesnt think the dates add up and as we’re not on good terms he wont give me a dna test. Its destroying me I just want to know who I am and feel its my human right.to know surley. I recently found a picture of me when I was 7 yrs old holding my hamster and on the back it said. I think you are a beautiful girl like your brother sisters and all your family. Ill remeber you forever michela xxx so that must be from him. Id just really like to know so I can move on with my life. I have a photo of my mum and him back in townsville austrailia in 1983. My mum and him also used to run a hotel in austrailia gold coast. If anyone knows him recognises him or think they may have something to help please do id really appreciate it. I have tried facebook twitter but I dont have his last name. Also there’s no father on my birth cerifiacte either and my mum had a stroke a few years ago so cant tell me anything. If micheal is my father then we’ve missed out on 24 years. Id just like proof of who is my dad. I think its just awful that so many people have to suffer because of this and my thoughts are with you all everyone should get to know the people that brought them into this world its just so sad. I wish you all the best of luck. Xxx 11 months ago


danielle1989french 11 months ago


schygirl99 11 months ago


Shirley Bournssbourns22... Where to begin???

Hi I am 22 years old I have been trying to find my biological father ever since I was eight years old all I know about my dad is his name is Brian Roy Bourns his birthplace Is Alberta, Canada but he meet my mom in Kamloops B.C I was born in Kamloops B.C and lived there with my mom and dad tell I was a couple weeks old well that is what I was told and my moms name is Donna Elaine Trumbley I asked my mom to help me try to find my dad and she told me that she would never help with that so I am found this all on my own 12 months ago


Shirley Bourns 12 months ago


timekeeper73where to begin?

Hi. I’m 40 and only just discovered the courage to finally search for my biological father. My mother (who raised me as a single parent) and I have an estranged relationship over religious indifferences. I have no information other than a name and his nationality. I am the typical by-product of a relationship that changed in an instant when my mother learned she was expecting. As it was told to me long ago, he wanted nothing to do with me. So why then do I feel the need to know? A part of me is missing and I feel I have a right to know. Despite the risks. Question is, where do I start. 12 months ago


timekeeper73 12 months ago


laurenpop19 12 months ago


breannaluna5 13 months ago


elkeleeNot sure if it's worth it....

My biologial father left my mother shortly after I was born, as he didn’t believe I was his child (however, after looking at photos, its quite obvious half my genes come from him!) I know that his name is Dario Tavra and he is Croatian… was in a motorcycle accident and now has brain damage. Met my mother in Melbourne, Australia.

Growing up, I thought it was my fault he left. That it would have been easier for my mum to have an abortion. I felt guilty to be alive, to exist. I got older and I got over that. I’m a good kid, my family loves me, i’m as lucky to have them as they are lucky to have me.

Now... I don't know if I want to meet you at all. It was a game, maybe, just to see if I could do it, and I could. That was unexpected. I had issues growing up but now I feel like thanks for giving me the cool story. I'd meet you if you wanted to meet me. But until then... 4 years ago

staceyf37 18 months ago


staceyf37finding my father

hi my name is stacey flanagan i am 17 years old i am trying to find my father he was last seen in kilkenny ive tried to find hm online but nothing seems to work i only know his name jason kennedy i would really like to get in contact with him and the other half of my family.i feel like a part of me is missing like i cant move on with my life until i know y he left me or ean if he knows i exsist please help
i also know he has a brother keith who is my godfather thank you hope to hear from you soon 18 months ago


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