Love comes in many forms. In this instance, it came in the form of a family growing through a long search and a simple Facebook message! One Redditor, Justin, knew he was adopted and wanted to find his biological parents.
As a result, he began searching. At the best of times, familial love knows no bounds. Justin found this out in the most amazing way!
This story of a years-long search is incredibly heartwarming.
via: Imguru/KungPowKarma writes: Hi, my name is Justin, and I’m 26 years old. Recently, I was able to finally make contact with my birth parents, and it was the best experience of my life.
First off, some background on Justin’s situation—and very supportive adoptive mother!
As it turns out, Justin had been dedicated to this search for a long time.
Then, Justin got a new lead.
After some research, his chances of finding biological family looked better and better.
In the end, the new lead paid off!
Facebook tells all!
via: ImgurI ended up searching through her friends list, desperately hoping she would be Facebook friends with my biological mother. She was. I looked through her photos and immediately saw my own features in her face, and I cried. I immediately messaged her.
But finally, Justin got the confirmation he was looking for.
via: ImgurIt took a few days for her to reply because Facebook messenger is weird if you aren’t friends with the person. I sent that message that I had sent so many times to so many people out one last time. It was her!
And, happily, his biological mother was just as excited as Justin!
via: ImgurShe was absolutely ecstatic. We talked for a while, and she revealed to me that not only are both my biological parents still together but that I also have 2 FULL-blood sisters, one 16 and one 19. They also only lived an hour away from where my girlfriend and I were living in central Florida!
So, naturally, they took the next steps after making contact.
via: ImgurLong story short; obviously we decided to meet. We scheduled to meet next Friday at her home, and I had never been more excited about anything in my life. Excitement and nerves mingled at Justin’s first meeting with his biological family. Find out what happened when they met face-to-face!
Then, the day finally arrived that Justin was to meet his biological family.
The moment was an intense one.
But it was worth the long search!
via: ImgurThey open the door and there stands my beautiful mother, father, 2 sisters and grandmother. All in tears. I get a rush of an emotion I’ve never felt, and I just lunge into my Mom and hug her, immediately sobbing and squeezing her.
The family then sat down to talk—and Justin was immediately enamored.
Tragedy had struck the family before Justin found them.
via: ImgurAfter we all cry and hug, we sit down, and we talk. For hours and hours and hours. I asked my mother about my grandpa, and she said he had passed away 3 weeks before I made contact, and the whole family was devastated he meant so much to them. Sometimes, tragedy and miracles can come side by side. Find out where Justin and his biological family are now on the next page!
But that tragedy made their reunion possible.
via: ImgurShe said nothing was ever more “meant to be" than this because of how he passed away, and then they find their biological son weeks later.
Who knew one month could be so full of highs and lows?
via: Imgur“The worst thing ever happening and then the best thing ever happening within a month" was her wording.
And it wasn’t just his biological mother that Justin got along with!
via: ImgurAs for my father, we instantly hit it off as well! Being that my adopted parents are divorced, it had been a long time since I had someone to call dad. He’s a fantastic and humorous guy, and I even spent Father’s Day weekend at their house with him!
Thankfully, the newly acquainted family kept in contact.
via: ImgurTo write everything we talked about would be a novel, so I’ll keep the rest short and say that I’ve met up with them several times after that. Every single time has been better than the last, and the whole situation has had an earthquake effect on both my biological and adoptive families!
All’s well that ends well!
via: ImgurThank you so much for taking the time to read my story of a lifetime! Share this incredible story, and celebrate the magic of a found family!