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PLEASE HELP...COMPLICATED
Posted by: Teal (ID *****7574) Date: January 24, 2012 at 17:55:58
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The details of my life journey are complex and baffling. My earliest memory was living in a hut type house on stilts, over water. There were several other children there as well. It was some sort of corrupt orphanage? Around the year 1975, a filipino woman (named Elena Tambidao) and an American man came into the orphanage, and bought me. Elena, claimed she was my mother, and that she had left me there when I was a baby.However, it's safe to say this was a lie. I clearly looked like I was not full blooded filipino, and thats why I was chosen. I was told that I was 5 years old, when they bought me. Yet, I already had a couple of my adult teeth. So, I believe I may have been around 7 or 8. Elena, married two American navy men, in the span of 2 years (the first marriage was a 6 months before I was bought), in the hopes of immigrating to the United States. She was a very abusive, and emotionally unstable woman. We spent some time at Clark Air force base. Once, we finally came to the U.S. (in about 1976) the abuse became apparent to my teachers, and I was put into foster care. I am now in my 40's, and I am on a quest for answers. Recently, I found the man who bought me (I hadn't spoken to him since they divorced before we left the Philippines when I was around 6?), and the details surrounding my adoption were hazy for him. However, he does remember that he believes the orphanage was in Caloocan city, PI. I know that it would be unrealistic for me to expect that I would find my birth mother or father, given the complicated circumstances. Therefore, I am just hoping to find some answers. For instance, are there any G.I's out there that recall an orphanage in Calacoon City? Does my story sound familiar to anyone? I am posting a photo of my passport photo, it was taken in 1976. If anyone has any information, insight, or advice, PLEASE let me know


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