As some of you know, Daddy divorced Mother and married for a third time and had more children, two, with my step-mother. They were so unstable they lost all of their children to child protection services and they were subsequently put in foster homes and eventually adopted including my two younger half-brothers.
I’ve known about my younger half-brothers most of my life. Since they were adopted and no one talked about them, it seemed a long shot to ever meet them. The oldest one surfaced many years ago but no one ever said anything to him about his half-siblings through his biological dad. My step-brother told me who to contact on FB so I did that a few years ago. Imagine his surprise to learn there were more of us through his bio dad!
The youngest one’s adopted parents were said to not want him to ever know he was adopted. Finding him seemed impossible, since the records were sealed.
Two months ago a close relation such as first cousin showed up on Ancestry. He had the right first name and his matching SNPs were twice as much as a first cousin. I guessed it was my youngest half-brother. I was right. He looks like Daddy!
It took about three minutes to find him on FB as well as his wife. I contacted his wife first. A couple of weekends ago my step-brother, half-brothers, and their families got together for a family visit. The pictures look like they had a great time.
My older half-brother said finding the youngest one gave him closure. It did for me, too. Sometimes good things do happen from the ashes of the past.