Do Not Waste One More Single Waking Moment, Begin The Search
Here is a powerful e-mail we received from our client: Steven Benasher. Although the e-mail was sent to us, it was obviously meant for all those touched by adoption:
“41 years is a long time, by anyone’s standards. It is also my age, which doesn’t feel like a long time. 33 years ago is ancient history to some folks. To me, it was just the number of years I knew I was adopted. My parents told me when I was seven. It was easy for me. I had the best parents, the best childhood, the best education. So, why complicate my life and others by trying to find my birthparents? I could live with the curiosity. And I did.
Then all of a sudden, as if nothing else had occurred in my life, I was staring into the face of my daughter, barely one minute old. The gravity and reality of the decision my birthparents made crystallized before me. No human being could give up their child, their flesh, and then forget. I had to find my mother, period.
Omnitrace looked good on paper, and checked out as a solid company. But I decided to trust them because they listened and understood my needs. They asked the difficult questions without judging the answers.
It took a year. They gave me periodic updates, they were understanding when I felt frustrated, and they found my mother. And now, we are both going to be okay.
I spent 33 years talking myself out of doing something which needed to be done. Do not waste one more single waking moment, begin the search.”