FINDING A LOST SIBLING
July 18th 2007 02:08
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What would you do if you found out your father or mother had an entire family before yours? A friend of mine recently found out that her father had a family of 5 before he had the family of 5 she was part of. She was contacted by her unknown siblings and they now visit regualarly.
Myself, I am the product of two families coming together, but what if I got a call tomorrow by someone who said they were a son or daughter of one of my parents? I hope that I would be able to welcome them as family. However, I would be very shocked that neither of them thought to mention an entire family of children.
My friend said that her father never mentioned having a family before. She knew her mother was married previously, as she had children she brought into the marriage. I wonder how someone can walk away from their children, never to see them again. I knew her father for many years, and he didn't seem like the type to do that.
Then I thought, maybe his former wife walked away and he did not know where to find her and his children. He has been gone for many years now and I find it a shame that those children were not able to find him before he passed away.
I could speculate for hours, I guess I would be happy to find them and get to know them a bit. I know that I found out a few things about my father after he passed away, and I was devistated. He was my rock, and to find out these things put me into a depression that I had to work hard to get over.
What would you do in this situation? I'd like to know.
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