Over the years I have toyed with locating my birth mother. In thinking about locating her I didn’t even consider who else I might find while conducting the search; until yesterday that is. I had filled out an online search evaluation with Search Quest America, the agency featured on the show “Troy the Locator” and was contacted by one of the investigators that specializes in adoptions that took place in Texas. In talking with her, the scope of my search possibilities exploded and intimidated me a little bit.
The information I would be provided if I decided to persue a search would include not only everything about my birth mother but also any siblings I might have, I do know of one, aunts, uncles, grandparents etc. I feel this should have been obvious to me from the get go but it wasn’t. The realization that I could potentially meet so many people related to me is both exciting and daunting; not sure if I want to open that can; I’m not scared, just hesitant.
This agency locates the person you’re searching for, then provides the information they find to you then you decide how to proceed. The decision regarding contact would be left up to me. A second family would be a lot of information to take in, so I’m wondering, should I commence the search?