Hello and goodbye, mama…

There are five stages of mourning. Denial is one of them. I think I skipped that phase conveniently. It was either that or I had already worked through it unconsciously in the last few years. Be that as it may, I believed Christine (My Roots) directly on her word when she called me. It was the most implausible story I had ever heard. And yet I didn’t doubt for a moment if it was true. My phone rang this afternoon, promptly at 3 pm. Exactly as Christine had announced in…

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Message from Ana

Surabaya, February 15 Hi Wendy, I am contacting you with a latest update. Unfortunately we have not received any reactions to your ad via social media and from organisations which are involved with your search. The next step is that someone is going to search a whole day in Magelang for more information. I would prefer to do this myself, but since I am 38 weeks pregnant, the baby is due any time now. It would only be around May until I can search for you, which is on voluntary…

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YES! I’m gonna search for my roots!

After long deliberation (38 years that is) I now have finally decided to start my search. No, I’m not planning to go to Indonesia myself. Not yet. Rather, I call on the help of an organization that actually has some experience in searching for biological family abroad. That has a network in Indonesia and speaks the language well. Who knows which people and organizations you need to approach and how. Just sent an e-mail to My Roots (Mijn Roots). My Roots was recently founded by Ana Maria and Christine. Two Dutch…

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