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... I just found this post and like many of you who have posted here, I just lost a man that I have always called my "Birth Father". I was adopted by my step father when I was 11 years old and had literally no contact with my birth father until I was 41 years old...then no cotact again until I was 46. I am now 52 years old. ... (8 replies)
... me shortly after I was born. When I was a teen I heard stories like infidelity and irresponsibility. For the first 5 years of my life I did not know what a father was. I would see him sometimes but I did not really understand who he was. Then when I was 5 my mother remarried and I grew up in a home with a great step dad. ... (8 replies)
... WOW.....yes, I feel compelled to respond to your message_My father abandoned our family when I was only 3, my sister 2 and my brother 1-after many years of dealing with self worth, abandonment and trust issues, I moved on to a happy chapter in my life, married an amazing man, I am happy and I consider myself to be a survivor---After 20 plus years of no contact with this man... (8 replies)

... my birth father died almost 2 years ago. you and i walked the same path. no contact, then a knowing that went sour, followed by more years of no contact. ... (8 replies)
... My father was absent my entire life save for a brief period in my early 20's when he and his wife tried to reach out to me and get me to know their young family. ... (8 replies)
... My wifes mother has almost an identicle story to yours. No mention from her birth father in his obituary of his first family that he abandoned even though they made attempts to have a relationship over the decades. I dont understand it. ... (8 replies)
... So understandable to feel that despite the fact you didn't know your 'miss' him...perhaps you miss him because of the loss of not having him as you grew up..and miss him because you feel that there's so many things that you could have done with him..or things you 'couldve, shouldve' said etc. From what you were saying, it's seems as if you're questioning 'why wasnt... (8 replies)
... I found out my dad died a few days ago. I never met him, but after my mom died about 8 years ago she left his name and a photo. I wasn't certain it was him that died, but in his obituary he left some names of his kids. I look exactly like one of them, and I never looked like my mom. Anyway, I never met him, and now i miss him more never being able to have that chance. I don't... (8 replies)
... hi writermom1, i know you posted years ago but almost the exact same situation happened to me 2 days ago. i don't know of anyone who's been through this particular experience, can't find any books/support groups/et cetera. if for some reason you get this message, please reply--i'd love to know how you managed. (8 replies)

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