Just met my 43 year old daughter!
I am a 68 year old retired man.... who had the surprise of a lifetime just a month ago. Here is my story.
I was at a local store and a young lady whom I know a little .. (we live in a small town .. less than 5000 people)... came up to me a said hi. I shopped a little more and suddenly there she was again.. she started a conversation which ended up with ..she's your daughter!
Wow.. I was stunned...
I had no idea of her existence... she was given for adoption at only 2 days... raised in a very affluent local family. She was told never to contact me as it was a closed adoption.
Long story short, she, after age 18 found her birth mother... found out about me.. but had never contacted me .. however had crossed paths and spoken to me several times.. her knowing.. me not knowing.
So I contacted this young lady and she is now 43.. we have had some good conversations and have met once. She and her family are in the process of moving across the country so we will be limited to visits only occaionally.
I understand her concern.. and need to keep it quiet as her adoptive family doesn't know that we know. How do I proceed .. I would never do anything to hurt her.. however I am aching now and obviously want more...
I hope we can at least be friends. Advice?