The suffering is over. Suzanne Gervais was abducted as a girl at the age of 4 and has spent her entire life searching for her biological family. Only now, 53 years later, he managed to find them again. And the feeling was great to meet the biological brothers.
Susan remembers being taken by a couple who invited her to go on vacation to a Disney theme park. After that, he never saw his family again.
He is British, now living in Canada, and said that until he realized what had really happened, he thought his biological parents had disowned him, which is what the couple who took him told him. But thanks to technology, he has now been able to reconnect with his biological family.
No contact with parents
Susan vaguely remembered her parents. They lived in West Yorkshire, England, and because they worked in a religious asylum, they took their children with them.
It was at this shelter that Susan’s parents met a “kind” Scottish couple who asked if the girl could accompany them on their journey and promised to bring her back to England.
The couple, who were given a copy of Susan’s birth certificate so they could travel, took the baby to Canada, then Australia and then New Zealand.
She says that the couple raised her as their own daughter, lied and said that they adopted her because her mother did not want her.
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He did not know that he was kidnapped until he was 16 years old. That’s when he started looking for relatives through phone books, the Internet, and more recently, Facebook.
There, Susan Gervais discovered four of the six brothers and had her first contact. He said he almost couldn’t believe he could see them again after all this time.
Susan’s “adoptive mother” died when she was 10 years old. At the age of 16, due to a problem with Susan’s passport, her “adoptive father” decided to tell her that she had been stolen. He died when Susan was 21 years old.
During this period, the biological countries of the Englishwoman also died. On the “homecoming” he visited, he was able to visit only his mother’s grave.
Give hope to the missing
Married with three children, Susan now wants to show others that there is hope for missing children.
“When I spoke to my family, they were crying so hard because I was alive. It is a message of hope to those who have lost someone, miracles do happen,” he recalled.
Many netizens on social media said Susan’s story could give hope to the parents of Madeleine McCann, the British girl who disappeared on May 3, 2007 while on holiday in Portugal. He was only 3 years old at that time.
The clear message is never lose hope and persevere.
With information from Hugo Gloss