My regular readers will likely recall that a couple weeks ago I did an article about my friend, Tim, who was adopted at birth and learned this at the age of 7. About 15 years ago he started working in earnest to discover who his birth mother was. He was not having much luck until last December when he learned about 23andme.com, a center that does genetic testing for health, disease and ancestry through a DNA test done with your saliva. On December 19, he sent in saliva samples from him and his daughter. A few weeks later he received his results. Although the test results did not provide any information about his natural birth mother, it did provide him with enough leads that he eventually found a Yahoo DNA group which was designed for people that were adopted or had put children up for adoption to discuss their DNA results. It was there that Tim met his search angel, Diana.
In what must have seemed like a whirlwind of events, Tim’s search angel, Diana, soon notified him that she had discovered Tim’s birth mother and a sister, Debby. After reaching out via Facebook, Tim and Debbie started talking and it was not long before Tim and his mother arranged a meeting for the end of January when she flew out to meet her son and granddaughter. Two weeks later, on Friday night, Debby flew to Los Angeles with her husband to meet Tim and his daughter. I was again invited to come out and photograph the meeting which you will find below. As you can see in the photos, everyone was happy to finally meet.
You can find all the photos from Tim’s meeting his mother as well as more on the back story at http://www.gotbaddog.com/search-angel-reunites-mother-son/ The logo on these photos are donated to the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation, the only charity for patients with Rheumatoid Disease previously known as Rheumatoid Arthritis.