My dad has never been part of my life since I was about 4 months old. Recently I can not get him out of my mind and would like to find him- not to be part of his life but to see where I come from. When I was younger I tried the salvation army with no luck. I just don't know where to start and don't want to pay a fortune to someone if there is something I can do myself. sorry if this is in the wrong topic
I realise you have used them before without success but I would try using the Salvation Army's family tracing service again. They can reunite families. At the very least seek their advice on this matter before you start looking on Facebook and the like. You need impartial third party assistance.
Do any of your own family members know anything of his whereabouts or where he is living these days?. Is your Mother able to tell you any details?.
He may well have a new family now and that family unit may likely not know of your existance. It could also open up a can of worms if you were fortunate enough to find and contact him through a social networking site.
My stepdad has died recently so I don't want to ask my mum too many questions. I know his full name and where his family used to live. I am very aware of the fact he may have kept me from his family and I certainly don't want to upset anyone.