“You never know until you take that leap…”

Hola everyone! My name is Allison I am 28 years old and now living in the United States Of America in the state of New York. Here is a little story about me, my thoughts and journey leading up with ColombiaTuPais.

As I was growing up and realized that I was adopted I started wondering who my parents were, did I have siblings, where were they? Did they know about me?, forget about me?, and who did I look like?, but fortunately I was adopted into a loving home with my amazing adoptive mother, because of her being amazing as time went on into pre-teen and teenage years, it didn’t really bother me that I was adopted or did I even desire to really go on a search to find my biological family because my adoptive mother gave me a home, love, and so much more.

To move on a couple of years, and I mean about 10 (lol) It is then I met a friend on Facebook named Maria, she also was adopted from Colombia and added me to the group on Facebook she told me about it and said look how many of us are out there, so I decided to add the group to my page.. I started following it and saw so many of us talking and a lot of people mentioning of finding their families, I asked around and followed many people on their searches and one woman told me to ask Gyna and Diego for help in my search for my family.

I hesitated only because I wasn’t really sure what to expect, was it going to be a let down?, was I in for something I really wasn’t ready for? or was this the start of a dream come true for me? It was then that I reached out to ColombiaTuPais.

I asked so many questions I can’t even remember but it was Gyna that I talked to, she asked me to send all documents over that I had of my adoption to see if they could even go on with my search. So I did. It went well!!.. So my hopes went up even more!.. a few more stages of the search and us working together as a team together it was August 19th about 11:20ish at night, ( only 4 days have gone by since it all began ) I remember I got a message saying ” Allison, can you get on skype? ”. My heart started pounding, I said yes, not really knowing why or what for, I asked but they said ” we need to talk on Skype ”…. so I got on.. We found your birth mother ” was the only thing I can honestly remember after of course of saying ” hello ”.

Gyna and Diego have been an inspiring couple in Colombia not only to me, but other adoptee’s who worked with them, I personally can not thank them enough for what they have done for me. They spent a good half hour on Skype with me translating to me all they knew about my mother and family. Come to find out, I have 4 siblings and 8 nieces and nephews just on my mother’s side, and yes even just about a year later I still am in contact not with my siblings, and mother, I am on Facebook with my cousins as well. As I went in on the search for my mother and family, I honestly didn’t know what to expect, or how to feel, but luckily I made a few friends from that site who went through what I was about to go through and helped me so much!.

Expect the worse, hope for the best, and keep faith!. You never know until you take that leap!. I am very pleased with the work I had with ColombiaTuPais and I hope you really consider in working with a great couple!!. Dios Los Bendiga ( God bless you ) Abrazos y besos de un Colombiano a otro ( Hugs and kisses from one Colombian to another ) A picture below is me, on the far left next to me is my birth mother then the rest of just SOME of my family including my nieces, and nephews, and my 3 sisters 🙂 I am the second oldest!