Shared Photo: The Peace siblings finally find each other after 40+ years

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I'm so excited I have to share! Using a combo of Wikitree, Ancestry, and good old Google,I FOUND my mother in laws birth family! She was adopted at birth and died a few months ago, never having known her birth family or her origins. After her death we were able to open adoption records and find information. Yesterday it paid off. I found her siblings. Last night my husband and I talked with our new Aunt, who is absolutely thrilled and welcomed us with open arms. She sent me pictures and gave permission for me to post. We couldn't be happier. We'll be meeting them soon! 

Hubby at top left, his mom bottom left. New aunt and uncles on right.
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WikiTree profile: Frankie Medley
in The Tree House by Summer Orman G2G6 Mach 8 (85.8k points)
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Wow!  That is awesome!  Congratulations Summer, I'm so happy for you!
Thanks Keith, I just wish my mother in law had lived to see it. But, it took her death for us to get the records, and find out her father's name. And one of her brothers died too, I found his obituary, which led to the discovery. It's funny how things work out. Almost as if their deaths were meant to be in order to connect my husband with family.....something he's never really had!!

 

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That's such great news, Summer!  Your husband must be really excited.
I am so happy for you!
Thanks Star and Robin!  He is so excited, and so am I.  I'm so happy I could be the one to connect them, too.  All kinds of warm fuzzies.  And she is just already part of the family.  Waiting on her 2 living brothers and sister to warm up to the idea, but she's already there 100%.  She's been texting us non-stop since we got into contact.  Sending pictures, asking questions, requesting pictures, sharing stories, etc.  She says nothing can make up for the 35 years she missed of his life, but she'll do her best to give him the rest of hers.  She's truly amazing.
Still hoping to enter photo of the week.

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