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Mike Freedman is a Family Tree Maker customer from Santa Monica, California. He was adopted and has been researching his family history for 18 years. During his search for his biological parents, he found the resources at ALMA to be helpful. They provided both support and good advice.

This year, he finally found his biological family. Unfortunately, it was just 6 weeks after his biological mother died. But, he also met an aunt and found 14 wonderful new family members. After recognizing him because of his likeness to his mother, they opened their arms and welcomed him into the family.

Mike feels that it took him so long to find to find his biological family for a number of reasons. First, the law makes it difficult to access information. Second, there are emotional issues involved and one has to approach them with care. Third, it takes a lot of time (which is hard to come by these days). However, now Mike is ready for his next big challenge: joining with his new family to find his mother's biological parents, because, as it turns out both she and her sister were adopted, too.

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