Found: One half-brother.
In October 1969, a little boy was born to a 16 year old mother, who was forced to give him up for adoption by over-crowding, lack of money and parental insistence. She was heart-broken, but went on to marry and have 3 more children. 22 years later, she told her 18 year old daughter about him and asked for her help in tracking him down. The search was long and fruitless.
24 years later, out of the blue, that little boy, now 47, with a different name and a family of his own, made contact with his birth mother. He'd always known he was adopted, and he'd always known the name of his birth mother and the reason for his being adopted.
What amazing adoptive parents he must have had.
on 2016-10-07 11:48:39
He who has no fools, knaves, or beggars in his family was begot by a flash of lightning. ~ Old English proverb.
If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance. ~ George Bernard Shaw.