Murphy Dome Diaries

A journalist observes life in the far north.

News flash

Alec and Slate check out a new part for the wood-cutting truck.

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.

Jade playing at the park in Ester.

Me on July 4 at the Ester Independence Day parade.

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3 comments on “News flash

  1. Paige Jennifer
    August 12, 2011

    Both exciting and overwhelming. Hopefully he’ll get what he wants and needs out of this effort. In other news, great pics!

  2. Audrey
    September 6, 2011

    Hey there, just stumbled across your blog a few days ago. I’m a Murphy from the South of Ireland, a wee place called Cork. I think its fantastic about Alec locating his birth mother. But it must be gushing, brilliant and really difficult all at once? That’s the main reason I’m trying to get in touch with you. As I have a long lost aunt to find in America, for urgent personal reasons.
    Can you tell me via email how you got on with SearchQuest America? Professionalism? Any stealth costs, extra costs not mentioned at the beginning? Or all positive, can you recommend them? Normally, I don’t randomly contact people but as I’m not in America, it makes things more difficult to ‘suss’ people out.
    If you’ve got time and space, I would really appreciate a quick email.
    So long and love the pics!!!!!!!

  3. jLow
    November 30, 2011

    Love your blog . . . your family is adorable!

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