A Recent Email To OmniTrace Investigator: Rachel Weiss
Rachel Weiss is one of our top investigators at OmniTrace. She recently completed a successful birth mother search and here is a testimonial from a very happy reunited adoptee:
Let me start my story by saying THANK YOU to everyone who worked on my case. On March 11 2009 at 3:00 p.m. west coast time I called her. At that initial time I was hoping to get voice mail. After 5 rings she picked up the phone and said such a sweet hello. I asked “is Elizabeth was available” she replied ” yes this is she. Who is this” I stated “my name is” Andrea S.” excitedly she said “Is this my daughter” I replied with “is that ok ” ? “Oh honey of course it is”! she told me. From there on we talked for 30 min and 22 sec. We talked the next day when she told me that she received the flowers and teddy bear i sent her from the prior day even before I made that first call.
March, 18 2009 at about 10:30 am we met each other in San Diego where she lives with an embrace and a few tears. From there we talked. she answered all my questions and I answered hers. I found out my medical history and that I have 2 brothers that are with her. I also found that there is 2 brothers that I have that were also given up for adoption in chicago. One boy born before me. His name at birth was shawntelle Payne (i think). Another boy after me named Emanuel Payne (again I think). My comment to that was “awwhhh so I am your only princess.'” I had to break the ice I did not want her to feel uncomfortable. My husband and I saw a video of her parents wedding from sometime in the 30’s. we exchanged pictures and even presents. I made her a scrapbook and she gave me a journal.
My husband and I took her to lunch. (I have to say it was the best salad ever.) We talked a bit more and we drove her home and said our good buys. Only to text each other the next day on our was back home to AZ.
I have been asked from everyone what do i do next. MY reply is to keep in-contact with each other. I also tell them that Elizabeth is never going to replace my mom and dad who raised me and gave me true life. When it comes to finding the 2 boys in chicago I would live to find them and hope i can ease them with the questions that they might have.
I again want to THANK YOU for everything. If there is anything I can do for you please let me know.