A beautiful star in the sky

Today I learned Mrs. Vijverberg has deceased. Two weeks ago I got the chance to talk to her on the phone. I am so grateful for that opportunity. I wasn’t too late this time, like I was when searching for my biological mother. “It was meant to be,” daughter K. Vijverberg says. Rest in peace, dear lady Vijverberg. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking care of me – even if it were only for a few weeks – in Indonesia.

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The Vijverberg family also found

I receive messages from around the country. People who want to help me in my quest. From adoptees who identify with me. And from people who tell me they have been touched by my story. In return it touches me that so many people show their support and compassion. Ms. Vijverberg With results. Because now I’ve managed to trace Mrs Vijverberg too. The woman who took care of me for several weeks in Jakarta. Just before I flew to the Netherlands. Thanks to the Vijverberg family I was strong enough to make the greatest journey of my life….

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Victor found after 39 years!

I am completely overwhelmed. Speechless. And hyper. Today I made an appeal, which was shared massively on Facebook (the counter is currently at 6734 and still counting). And I can now inform you that it has worked … VICTOR HAS BEEN FOUND!!! We have just met on Skype. And oh how special this is. We can’t stop talking. Tears in my eyes as I’m writing this. Victor and I are also planning on visiting the two ladies that brought us to Holland – Lia Maas and Coby Tack – because THEY HAVE BEEN TRACED ALSO. Tomorrow I’m going to call both…

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Facebook: letter to Victor

Hi Victor, You don’t know me. And in fact, I don’t know you either. Yet we have already gone through so much together. Look at this picture, that’s us (you I have circled in red). Schiphol Airport, Wednesday, August 24th, 1977: you and I have just landed after a long flight. Our mothers, our culture, our homeland Indonesia, we have left them all behind. At least we have each other. And two Dutch tourists who happened to be in Indonesia on their holiday, Miss Lia Maas and Miss Tack. One day they just got two babies…

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