In 1978 (39 years ago)Moldova, my mom gave birth to her second child, a beautiful girl. In the same day, her roomate also gave birth to a baby girl. Two moms, two baby girls.
Both moms left the hospital and neither mother noticed anything out of the ordinary.
Little did they know at that moment that 39 years later their lives and their family lives would be changed forever.
A mistake was made. The nursing staff, we believe by mistake switched the babies and both moms left the hospital with the other's mom child.
My mom left with Tanea.
The other mom left with Valentina.
It's been 39 years since. We heard rumors for years, but it was difficult to believe or even think about the possibility of being true.
There were multiple attempts to find the other family over the years just so we can put all of these rumors to rest. But they kept moving from place to place and it was almost impossible to find them.
So we moved on believing that these are only rumors.
But recently rumors were back. My parents were determined more than ever to find the other family. So they traveled to Moldova and with the help of our childhood neighbor, they finally found the other mom. She was home alone. All her kids got married and lived in different regions of the country, some outside the country.
A name was given to my parents and that name was passed to our sister Tatyana here in United States. She also wanted to know if these rumors are true, so the search begun. She found on Facebook someone that matched the name description - Valentina Suman.
On October 4, our families were invited at Прямой эфир, Россия 1, Moscow, Russia, hosted by Андрей Малахов. They have investigated and dug as much as they could to find the truth plus DNA testing.
I remember we were anxiously and impatiently waiting for the DNA results to be read. As one lady stepped forward and read the DNA findings, we just cried realizing how many years have past, how many precious moments we have missed.
That day was the first time we had the opportunity to see our birth sister Valentina and hug each other, cry together.
Also that day was the first time my sister Tatyana had the opportunity to hug and cry with her birth family.
That MOMENT, that DAY will always be special in our lives.
What makes it even harder is that Valentina had a very, very hard and complicated life. I can't say much here, don't want to point fingers. But if anyone wants to know more details about Valentina's life, please contact us.
Now, we want to bring Valentina to United States and reunite the family. My sister Tatyana wants to bring her family.
Valentina is a single mom and has a 16 years old daughter - Andrea. Also she is taking care of her younger sister 5 year old boy Nikita. He is like her son and means the world to her. Her sister couldn't afford to provide for him, so Valentina took him as her own, even if she is struggling financially herself.
Would take me a month of writing to be able to cover this story and what she has gone through and what she is still going through.
Also this week my sister Valentina was traveling home to Moldova to see her father who is very sick. At the same time my sister Tatyana was flying to Moldova from United States to meet her birth father for the first time. He died before Valentina or Tatyana got there.
We need your help to bring Valentina to United States and reunite the family.
This fundraiser will also help with the following:
Lawyer /Legal process.
Expedite the process.
Nikita fund ..... would be very hard for Valentina to bring Nukita with her to United States, almost impossible....for now. (It's very complicated) We would like to put aside some money to support him with clothing, food, education.
Our first meeting, DNA results ca be seen on Прямой эфир, Россия1 ( links below) or on YouTube.
From our families we thank you and may God Bless you all.
- Clemen Pac de Namur
- Yuliya Shlemanova
- Anonymous Anonymous
- Amanda Stevenson
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