I Finally Found My Dad, and I Can’t Be Happier – MyHeritage July 22, 2021

I saw this on MyHeritage today – I Finally Found My Dad, and I Can’t Be Happier: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/07/i-finally-found-my-dad-and-i-cant-be-happier/. Longer article, but here are some basics.

By Esther July 22, 2021

MyHeritage user Inez Tjarda Engelbosch of Belgium never felt like she belonged. When the man who raised her finally admitted that he wasn’t her biological father, she decided to take a MyHeritage DNA test to see what she could learn about her birth father’s identity… and then, a DNA match arrived in her inbox with an estimated relationship of “father.” This is her story:

“Hi, I’m your dad.”

That was the first thing he said to me, on our first video call.

I started to cry.

I looked at the man on the screen. It was like looking at myself in the mirror. Same face, same curly hair, same nose. I felt that I knew him even though it was the first time we had ever spoken. I had finally found my dad, and I can’t be happier.

My name is Yves, but this is a new name I adopted later in life. My given name is Tjarda, and I live in Belgium. Throughout my childhood, I wondered why my mother chose to give me this name. Was it a punishment? All my family members had European names. They all looked European, too. Everyone except me.


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1 Response to I Finally Found My Dad, and I Can’t Be Happier – MyHeritage July 22, 2021

  1. SLIMJIM says:

    These stories when they have a happy ending is so moving…

    Liked by 1 person

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