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 My mom was never supposed to have children. Her doctors deemed her infertile after years and years of attempts. So my parents had basically given up on having children. At the time she was working as a nurse at a hospital here in San Antonio. She worked in pediatrics, ob/gyn, and the nursery so she had friends all over the hospital. One of her ob/gyn friends assisted in my birth. My birthmother asked the nurse if she knew anyone who wanted to adopt a baby cause she couldn't take care of another one. So the nurse called my mom and said, "We have a baby up here that the mom can't take care of. Do you want her?" My mom immediately said yes!

So my parents took me home when i was 23 hours old. My adoption was made final on May 5, 1987. I've known ever since I can remember that I am adopted. They never hid it from me. I also knew that I had an older sister and a younger brother and probably more siblings out there. I never had an interest in finding my bio mom or dad but I did want to find my siblings. Here's where the cool part comes in.....

I never knew how to go about finding my siblings without having to pay for it so i never tried. Then I got a msg from Hollie (my sister) on FB on December 21, 2009 saying she was looking for a sister she had never met. She knew her name was Elizabeth and her birthday was in Oct; I knew I had an older sister named Hollie. Then she told me her mom's name was Lisa and I that sounded so familiar to me! So I got on the phone with my mom, read her mine and HOllie's e-mails, and my mom confirmed that Hollie is my sister! that was one of the best days of my life. So now in the past year and 4 months I've gained 3 sisters, 1 brother, 2 nephews, and 2 nieces. so far I've only met Hollie and her kids. My other siblings live in North Carolina. Hopefully my brother Charles is going to Waco to visit Hollie in May and if he does I'm going to go up there. (Hollie only lives 3 hours from me.) My biological mom unfortunately committed suiced in 2005. So i will never be able to meet her.

I just recently found out the real reason she gave me up: Her current boyfriend at the time (not my bio dad) told her if she gave the baby up he would marry her. So she did. My bio dad is still alive and living right here in San Antonio but Hollie said he's a dead beat and not worth finding. I trust her judgment and haven't even tried to look for him.

My sister and I are very close now. I see her every few months since she only lives 3 hours from me, we talk on the phone/text often, and even webcam now. I'm very happy to have her in my life and I can't wait to meet my other sisters and brother! :)

Here is me and my sister Hollie!

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Apr. 7, 2011 at 4:34 PM

Aww, thats a really sweet story ♥

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Apr. 7, 2011 at 6:54 PM

I am glad you found eachother!

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Apr. 7, 2011 at 6:58 PM

Very cool! Thanks for sharing!

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Apr. 8, 2011 at 4:35 PM

What a great story!!! Hugs to you all!!!

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Apr. 15, 2011 at 6:01 PM

Aw.. Thats so awesome!

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