3 years after the initial application
After spending a year in England, and the various ups and downs associated with my life at the time, I was living in Ottawa. My Aunt forwarded mail to me, and in the pile sent was my non-identifying information. In this letter I learned:
- information about my birth
- my original names – James William ?
- foster home placement details
- historical medical information
- some family details, but nothing identifying
- details about my mother
- details about my father – he was not legally listed on the file, but there were a few details listed
- a few details about my mother’s children from her previous marriage – two twin boys, and a daughter
After opening and reading the details provided, I felt like my head was swimming. It was quite an overwhelming experience. This was the first time I had concrete details rather than rumors about my birth family. I immediately consented to continuing the search for identifying information and contact.