I took part in a discussion last night among my fellow adoptees who are in the same boat as me: unknown father. Friends of ours who know their fathers were chiming in about their outrage and anger that our birth mother's won't just tell us our fathers' names. One of them suggested I write about this topic from the adoptee viewpoint.
"To be missing the love only a Dad can give, has left a hole in me."
"When I find you, it will bring a completion to my journey. I want you to meet your grandkids."
"To think that my dad would have protected me from the things that my adoptive parents did not."
"To have a man say . . .'this is my daughter' and see him smile."
Mara Parker found her father through genetic genealogy and said all the things that tug at a Daddy's heart (get the tissues ready). Mara's mother did disclose her father's name; however, due to closed records, Mara did not know either of her biological parents growing up and her search for her father was difficult due to him having a common name.
Everyone has a right to know who their father is.