Jan Reunites with His Father After 54 Years – MyHeritage November 10, 2019

I saw this today on MyHeritageJan Reunites with His Father After 54 Years: https://blog.myheritage.com/2019/11/jan-reunites-with-his-father-after-54-years/.

Jan Gobbens from the Netherlands was adopted at a young age. As a young adult, he reconnected with his mother, but she passed away before he was able to locate his biological father. After years of searching, a DNA match with a cousin on MyHeritage led Jan to the discovery of a lifetime — finding his birth father and half-siblings.

In 1964, Jan’s 17-year-old mother Conny was sent to an orphanage out of town before her pregnancy showed. She placed Jan for adoption in the orphanage and returned home. Jan was fostered by a nice couple Jac and Corrie at 1 year of age, and they legally adopted him at age 5.



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5 Responses to Jan Reunites with His Father After 54 Years – MyHeritage November 10, 2019

    • When I do DNA presentations, I always warn to expect surprises. In this case, it wasn’t a surprise, but too often families hide adoptions, affairs or other situations that lead to Mom or Dad not being Mom or Dad.

      In many of those cases, the family secret is more important to those hiding it than letting the cat out of the bag. Given how many people who have DNA tested, the cat has been let out of the bag a lot. Sadly, the family secret blocks some in the family from accepting a surprise new sibling or half-sibling.

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