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The "politics" of found families, previous marriages, unknown half siblings

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The "politics" of found families, previous marriages, unknown half siblings

Posted: 31 Dec 2012 11:59AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Near
Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone can give some advice on the politics associated with telling people they have a half brother they never knew. The situation is all very clinical to me as I don't know any of them personally but I can see where finding out (from a stranger) that your father was married briefly before he was married to your mother and that you have a half brother your father abandoned would be pretty shocking. The abandoned child is my father and I would like to connect with his 5 half siblings. I don't know the circumstances about why he was abandoned and both of his parents are now dead. I know there's no "right" way to do this but I would love to hear thoughts & input, especially from those who've been through similar experiences. I do have birth & marriage certificates for backup. Thanks much
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wade_lahr 31 Dec 2012 6:59PM GMT 
bonedigger176 31 Dec 2012 7:40PM GMT 
halpark 11 Jan 2013 11:30PM GMT 
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