If you had address to potential long lost relative would you send a certified,,,

United States
April 7, 2009 11:26am CST
letter? Long story short, I've never met my biological father- I've heard through the grapevine he's wanted to contact me. However i have several physical addresses and several phone numbers that are no longer in service. I have sent letters without a response. I sent an email to someone I thought who was his wife and was told I was contacting the wrong person. SO my question is, would it be inappropriate to send a certified letter to the addresses I have hoping to find the correct person? Thanks for reading -- it's been a LONG time since I posted anything on here....
4 responses
@stinge (808)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Long time no hear. How have you been? If it's true, it sounds nice that your real father is trying to contact you. I guess there would be a lot of questions to be asked in a situation when it comes to finding your real parents. A certified letter doesn't sound inappropiate if he's looking for you. If it's the right address and he signs the letter, but doesn't contact you afterwards, then maybe that's a sign. I never new anyone personaly who's been in this situation of not knowing their father. The closest to it is one of my friends who's parents went through a real ugly divorce when was little. He was put in front of his parents and pretty much was told to pick one. He chose his mother, and his father took a bike away from him that he got for his birthday. My friends father hasn't been in his life for about 20 plus years. And he had all these angry feelings toward him. But he went to Callifornia to meet his younger sisters who his father started another family with for the 1st time. They tricked my friend into staying for dinner, and his father showed up. He didn't know how he would react if he ever saw his father again, but he said everything went smooth, and they talked and that was that. So I hope it helps, and everything goes well finding your father.
• United States
13 May 09
HEY STINGEY! thanks for the advice... so far I wrote to 3 addresses and one he wasn't home I'm going to assume but you know what that means... :)
@SukiSmiles (1998)
• United States
7 Apr 09
It definitely can't hurt to send a certified letter. Good luck to you.
• United States
13 May 09
thank you :)
• United States
7 Apr 09
Yes, I would send a certified letter. That way they have to sign for it & the post office will send you a card telling you it was received. Good luck I hope all goes well for you, God Bless!!
• United States
7 Apr 09
thank you - hopefully it works! :) Thanks for responding :)
• India
7 Apr 09
Yes, it is in appropriate. But I want to say I feel you are confused about the situation. Be straight to your need and follow your heart only. Personal matters can be solved by heart only.