Ok, as promised here is an update....
I found my birthmom this weekend on Facebook. About every 4 or 5 months I do a name search. I have her maiden name from some records I got from the hospital I was born in. Though on the records there were two names, so I keep searching both in hopes of getting a hit. So last week I entered both names and found someone with the exact name listed adding her married name to the end of the maiden name. So I clicked add friend and waited. Saturday night I saw she had accepted and I could see her profile. There on her profile I saw she was born at the exact year and in the time frame I had assumed her birthday would be. But even more important, she lives in Chattanooga, TN and had grown up there. She graduated High School at the right time and everything. And she was Catholic. This was an important point of information since I knew she was Catholic and I was adopted from a Catholic Orphanage in Memphis.
So I sent her a message hinting about my search. Sunday morning She replied "I knew this day would come, what would you like to know!"
All I can think is, "YAHOOOOOO!!! I FOUND HER!" I have been almost bouncing off the walls I am so happy. I now have family medical history that I never had. I have a half sister that I never had before. My half sister even is into the same things I am. She even is into the Paranormal and goes on "Haunt Hunts" with a group in Chattanooga. And she went to one of the FX Make-up schools in Orlando just like I did. How wild is that?
So I now feel like some part of my life that has always been out of sync has just clicked into place. I hope I can go see her sometime this summer, though if I can't it's ok. It's just really nice to know she is there. And she wants to get to know me as much as I do her. She didn't even know if she had a boy or girl. They wouldn't tell her. We have lots of catching up to do.
Thank you to all the friends who have put up with my searching and listened when I was low, panicked, annoyed or otherwise talking about the difficulty with searching. You have all been wonderful, supportive and patient friends. I love and appreciate all of you!