A journalist observes life in the far north.
Alec found his birth mother. As if his life weren’t interesting enough.
The search began late last year when we hired Search Quest America, a Florida company who helped reunite a Fairbanks woman with her long lost son. I wrote a story about this reunion and decided to see if they could help Alec with his quest.
We wrote away to the county where Alec was adopted for some old files. The files arrived a few weeks ago and there was an address that led to his birth mother, a medical worker in California.
It’s not the first search Alec has made but it’s the first one to lead to this.
On Saturday, Alec downed a few beers and poured out his heart to his birth mom in a letter. He is eagerly waiting for her reply.
They have been communicating through a go-between, Patty, our investigator, and have decided to take it slow. I think Alec is hoping this culminates in a face-to-face meeting and possibly she will be a part of his life. Our lives.