E i l u j i o n

Connecting with Birth Grandfather’s Family
March 20, 2009, 2:22 am
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edithkrasnikI’ve now connected with members of my birth grandfather’s family ~ my birth mother’s father’s family. This is a picture of my great grandmother, his mother. I’ve connected with the family through Facebook and Geni. They even added me to their family tree. This is a big deal. I’ve always felt a disconnect between the family tree experience and my adoptive family. I felt that I had a relationship to those I knew, but when it came to distant ancestors, I just couldn’t find a connection. When seeing the ancestors in this family, I am moved. I am also moved by being in contact with those who are alive. Thank you internet!


Job Near Birthmother and Extended Family
March 3, 2009, 12:50 am
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flyngmchnWay back in December, I applied for a job in Colorado which had come to me in a round about way. I hadn’t been applying for jobs, but the description of this one was wonderful and it was right in proximity to my birthfamily. Since then I’ve had a couple of phone interviews and today I received an e-mail that they want to fly me out for an in person interview at the end of the month. I feel like this is such a miracle and I’m totally overwhelmed. To live in proximity to my birthfamily would be pretty incredible.

I’ve also been on a search for a cousin in the family who is an artist. This is a link to an earlier entry on the topic. I ended up meeting with a colleague of his who showed me a lot of different kinds of illustration work he created. His colleague had said that he hadn’t heard from him in a while and was concerned about him. He knew that he had a daughter. After that meeting, I started searching for his daughter and recently found her. I also found out that he is still alive. I am waiting to hear back from her to see where all of his artwork is and if it is archived. She wrote this on my Facebook wall ~ Hi, long lost cousin Julie, gosh you do look alot like the family. I am just awe struck. Please send me e-mails when you can. I want to get to know you better.

The image attached to this post is one of his illustrations.

Picture of Birthsister Found on Facebook
February 21, 2009, 2:50 pm
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kimI have not heard anything from my birthfather and he hasn’t opened up the e-mail again. I did go searching around on Facebook, where I originally found him, and saw that he had a daughter. Her icon picture was of her kids, who I found out from my birthmother’s brief conversation with him, are also adopted. So, I couldn’t see her picture. I saw that she was married, and her husband had his picture as his icon. I was able to see his profile, because I had joined their regional network. He had a few more pictures of himself and some of their thee adopted kids. I was so disappointed that I couldn’t see her picture. I decided to take a look at some of her friends profiles who were also part of the regional network. Luckily, the first one that I chose had three tagged pictures of her. This one is the first one I saw.