We recently contacted the Children’s society, who we were told could maybe help us in the search of a lady we had been searching for over a long period of time. This lady had a severe medical condition which was another reason we had limited success in our extensive research. The Children’s society suggested we contact Gina Gingell (Born to be found). Gina responded very quickly and having given her the information required within 24 hours our relative was found, truly amazing. We can’t recommend Gina highly enough and will definitely use her services again if required.
To find out that my Brother and Sisters had always known about me, and had tried to find me makes me feel that I was always a member of their Family, just an absent one. My elder Sister remembered my disappearance as a baby and had promised herself that one day she would track me down; as it happened, Gina tracked her for me. The reason I was given for my Adoption by my Adoptive Parents was different to the real one. I can’t wind back the clock but I can now make sure every minute with my Family counts.
Thanks to Gina’s perseverance, it has happened, and soon I am off to meet my birth mother in America , (who seems genuinely so pleased and happy that I have found her) for the first time since I was born nearly 56 years ago.
Words cannot express how grateful I am to you Gina, I found out so much already about my family background it has been amazing. Thank you, thank you, I will always be in your debt.
So to anyone out there, in the same boat as I was, Don’t give up!!, I am sure Gina will be able to help you to.
Good luck, and my very best wishes to you all.
Again thank you Gina x x x
From Rick Stock’s Sister….. Gina, thank you, thank you, thank you for finding me. How lucky it was that you were intrigued by my brother Rick’s appeal on the internet. He knew I had been adopted in the UK in 1947, but living so far away in America it was difficult for him to make progress. You took on the challenge and made his dream come true. Thanks to you we are now a complete family, and no words can adequately express our happiness and gratitude. Good luck with ‘born to be found’.
I was born in England and put up for adoption 43 years ago. I moved to Canada when I was ten. Seven years ago I began to search for my natural parents, without any success. Then we meet Gina on the internet and within a short period of time , I found my family. I was first reunited with my mother, then two sisters , a brother and not to mention aunts, uncles , cousins, nieces and nephews. We made the trip to Scotland in April 2003 to meet them all and needless to say our lives have changed. It was Gina’s first tentative call to my mother that laid the ground work for this all to happen. We are all so grateful. Thank you!!!!!!
What can I say about Gina? Words are inadequate to express my thanks to her for finding my birth family. I was adopted in 1944 and my childhood was not filled with the sort of warmth that made me feel loved and valued as a person. Adulthood brought occasional fits of depression and a feeling of being a non-person – rootless, nameless, without a family history of my own.
Despite an extremely happy marriage and some great kids, there was still something missing. Eventually depression hit again, bad this time, but psychotherapy helped by identifying the root cause: my missing family. So I determined to find them. I have traced back on the internet and found my great grandparents and I am now researching other bits of family history. I have always been interested in this, but now it is MY family, my flesh and blood and it makes such a difference! I am looking forward with great excitement (and a little trepidation) to meeting my family at last: they have been so warm and friendly to me that I am sure it will go well.
Gina, you are a real star! All this is down to you and your hard work – and your care and concern. For anyone else looking for their family, take heart – even after almost 60 years, I have found mine. It has literally changed my life. My depression has gone and I look forward to getting to know people I never thought I would meet. Thank you a million times, Gina. I shall always be indebted to you.
A double-whammy Success Story!! My name is Rick Stock. Born in England I now live in California USA. In March 2000 I put a message on a UK bulletin board asking for help in finding my sister who had been born in England in 1947 and adopted at birth. I had no idea of her existence until 1972 and the adoptive parents were unknown.
In 2001, just when I had almost given up, I received an e-mail from Gina Gingell who had read my message and offered to try to find my sister. I gave Gina the little information that I had and hoped for the best.
Well, the best happened!!! A few short months later Gina phoned me with the unbelievable news that she had found my sister Jill living in the south of France! Needless to say I was ecstatic!!
But there’s more to the story… I then asked Gina if she could find out who my biological father was. Gina’s enquiring mind went to work again and in just a few weeks she had the answer for me. She also discovered that I had some half-siblings.. a brother and sister!
In June 2002 my wife and I flew to England for an amazing family get together! We met Gina and her husband Lawrence and were able to personally thank her for her efforts.
Many lifelong unanswered questions have now been laid to rest thanks to Gina. Our lives have been changed forever and without her it simply would not have happened!!!
We are pleased to know that Gina now has a flourishing business, due in part to our success story. I believe we were her first case.
Way to go Gina!!!!! Keep up the good work!!