- Trevor Thomas has been searching for his biological mother for 42 years after being raised by adopted parents
- It is this year that he finally managed to find her details and contact her via e-mail
- The reunion not only helped answer the many questions he grew up with but also filled a void in his heart
For a whopping 42 years, Trevor Thomas went through life with question marks on who his biological mother was, and whether or not she was still alive.
Did she ever miss him? Did she have other children? What made her not look for him for over four decades?
Those were some of the unanswered questions that ran through the mind of the Air Force service member.
The end of a 42 years search
Fox 19 reports that his search came to an end this year when he landed on his adoption records and started a frantic search for the woman who gave birth to him.
“I attached a baby picture, put on the title of the email my birthday, then sent her the email. I just figured, if this is her real e-mail and she sees the picture and birthday, she’ll know it’s me.”
The e-mail was able to reach April Landrum, the woman Trevor had searched for all those years.
Landrum expressed that she jumped out of her seat when she received the e-mail.
“Like, oh my God, this is him! My stomach dropped. I texted all my sisters."
That began a conversation between mother and son as they planned on a physical meeting, the first in over four decades.
According to the elated mother, laying eyes on her son was an emotional moment that will remain etched in her mind for ages.
“I said I wasn’t gonna cry, because I’m past this. But to see him, touch him and hold him, and just be able to love on him in the present day, is everything."
It was time for Landrum to answer Trevor's nagging questions, the first being why she gave him up for adoption.
The mum explained that she found herself pregnant at the age of 15 and had no other option but to let him be raised by a family that had the ability, something she couldn't.
“I was mad at God for a long time for letting this happen. But I asked what kind of life he had, and he said he loves his mother and father and they treated him well, so I was good."
Trevor acknowledged that as much as he has been raised by a wonderful family, there was always a void that made him want to know where he came from.
This was even made more intense by the fact that he is himself a father to a 14-year-old daughter.
“I have two sisters, and we don’t look anything alike, so just to see people that look like me, and see people that look like my daughter, it’s pretty intense."
There was another interesting revelation: Trevor's birth name was Elliot, but it was changed during the adoption.
German lady in search of her Nigerian father
Legit.ng previously reported that a young lady identified as Talisa Pidanset urged people to help her locate her biological father who was refused asylum in Germany.
The German national said her father lived in an asylum home in Mainz. According to her, he was deported in 1996 when he was denied asylum.
The lady said her father's files she requested for indicated that he was deported to an unknown location.