Wednesday, April 15, 2009

looking for a needle in a haystack...

I have taken on a new "mission" in my life, one that is of a VERY personal issue, it deals with my hubby Michael. You see my WONDERFUL hubby has been trying to locate his birth parents. This has been going on for quite some time. When we first started dating he thought he may have found his birth mother but DNA results proved otherwise. Since our trip was already planned we went to New Orleans to meet her. I felt do bad for him. This desire to find his birth parents has been VERY hard for him. He does not want to upset his parents but still wants to find that missing part of himself. He once told me that he had one blood relative, his son Dustyn. I know my parents & where I come from so this was all new to me. He loves his family but has a special "connection" with Dustyn. Ever since that day I knew that I needed to help find that missing piece of himself. Life has taken MANY turns for us over the years & now that we have added these munchkins to the mix I want to help him be whole. I also want all of our children to know their ancestory. This has been more of a yearning on Michael's part than an actual quest because he has NO info to go on. SO he never actively searched, he did not know where to begin. In his adult life he lost his original birth cerfificate not that it had any personal info on it but it would have been a start. So we know just a few facts. He was born at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL on October 14,1966. Records of an adopted child being born in FL in 1966 are not easy to come by. At three weeks old he was adopted by his parents, Bill & Marlene Clay. They had wanted a child SO bad since they were told that they could not have one of their own. They adopted him through the Childrens Home Society. Not much info regarding his adoption was known. Bill has told us that they called them up & said they had a baby boy for them. He remembers driving a ways till they reached where he was. They picked him up & drove back to Broward County where they resided at the time. They named him Michael Alyn Clay. He lived a happy life here in South Florida. Years passed, his parents divorced & he continued to live with his mother. She re married when Michael was twelve years old. He eventually was re adopted by his step father at the age of fourteen and given the Fulton name. What has lit a flame under our want to do this has been watching "The Locator" on the WE network. Troy Dunn, the locator, is AWESOME! He has such a knack with locating all types of people. I am mesmerized by these peoples stories. For Michael it is his life. I have found Michael on several occasions with tears in his eyes after seeing people reunite. I can not imagine what it must feel like for him. I decided to write Troy to see if he can help us. Please pray that he can! Here are a few more facts: He graduated in 1984 from Northeast Highschool in Oakland Park, FL., He LOVES to hunt & anything to do with the wilderness, He has worked at the same job for nearly 20 years, He is a WONDERFUL hubby & a TERRIFIC father. And most of all he deserves to know where he came from! I am hoping that SOMEONE out there may know something, anything. Help me help him! I know this is like...

looking for a needle in a haystack...


2 comments:

Holly said...

Cathy, I will certainly be praying for you all!! I love The Locator!! I have seen so many beautiful families reunited! I pray that Troy can help you. If anyone can, he can! I pray that Michael can find the answers he has been searching for! My love and prayers, Holly

Cochran Quads said...

Praying!!!

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