Dad Put Baby Up For Adoption, Learns Decades Later They’ve Known Each Other For Years
Feb 19, 2020 by apost team
Putting up a child for adoption is one of the most heartrending decisions for a parent. Despite the great love parents feel for their children, sometimes circumstances make it so that it is in the child’s best interests to live with another family.
Whether because of youth or limited financial means, being raised by another allows the child to have the best possible future. Although many adopted children never meet their biological family, occasionally it is possible for adopted children to form relationships with their biological parents.
In a story so strange it could come out of the mind of Charles Dickens, a man who was adopted shortly after his birth found out that his work buddy was actually his biological father.
Nathan Boos of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin had a happy childhood when he was growing up. While Nathan knew that he was adopted, he never asked his parents who his biological family was and eventually found happiness working for a nearby truck company. It was at the truck company that Nathan became friends with one of his coworkers, Robert Degaro. Nathan and Robert spent a lot of time together, eventually following one another on Facebook. It was from Facebook that Nathan’s mother made a startling discovery.
One day, when Nathan’s mom was looking through her son’s Facebook page, she saw that he was friends with Robert. Approaching Nathan, his mom revealed that Robert was actually his biological father. Nathan’s adoptive mom told him how his biological mother asked her to adopt him shortly after he was born. While loving Nathan very much, his biological mom knew that she would never be able to meet the financial obligations of caring for a young boy. Since the two were distant cousins, Nathan’s biological mom knew that he would be raised in a loving home.
After hearing his adoptive mom’s story, Nathan looked dumbfounded at Robert’s profile picture, realizing that he had become friends with his biological father two years ago. Speaking with reporters from CBS News, Nathan and Robert say that they are working on their new familial relationship one mile at a time. With a big smile on his face, Robert confessed that it is a very strange situation. The new dad says that while he is Nathan’s father, he’s still figuring out how to act as he wasn’t part of Nathan’s childhood.
What do you think of Nathan and Robert’s story? Have you ever serendipitously reconnected with a family member or friend while going to work or school?