15년 만에 다시 찾은 엄마
I want to thank you and your company for all of your efforts in finding my mother. When I contacted your agency three weeks ago, I was going in blind but with a lot of faith that you could help me. My mother left my sisters and I and my dad about 15 years ago. We lost complete contact with her about 10 years and did not know where to go about looking for her. We assumed that she had either returned to Korea or had died. I lived most of my life thinking that she was dead.
Recently, I felt the need to bring closure to this uncertainty so I decided to start to search for her on my own about 6 years ago. My search was unsuccessful since I had minimal information on her at that time and I did not have her social security number. I knew she used alias names in the past but I wasn't certain what those names were. I also did not speak Korean. After a few weeks of looking for her on my own, I decided that I would just let this go and try to live my life the best way I could. However, after I gave birth to my second daughter in August of 2005, I realized that this part of my life was still haunting me. I missed her deeply and needed to where she was. So I decided to start my search again but this time I would hire a professional detective. After doing some research on the internet, I came across your agency. It interested me because you are Korean and seemed to have a lot of contacts in the U.S and in Korea. I was a little skeptical to give you any information at first, but after speaking with you over the phone, I felt you were sincere and genuine in your desire to reunite families.
After I gave you her information, I was very surprised that you were able to feed me some information almost immediately. It took only two weeks from the time I contacted you until the time you gave me the best call of my life. When you called me and told me that you found my mother, I was in shock. I could not believe it. She was alive! I called her immediately and she started crying as did I. It was like I was in a dream. A prayer that had been prayed for 15 years was finally answered through you. I immediately decided to see her since she was only 5 hours from my home. Which was also amazing that all this time she was closeby. My husband and our children and my sister and her family all drove to see her in person to make sure it was really her. When we arrived at her home, she was waiting anxiously at the door. We embraced and cried. It was her and she was healthy and doing fine. We spent the day together talking and looking at photos. We even saw a video of all of our uncles and maternal grandmother who are all doing well in Korea!
I just want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart. Your ability to find someone in such a short period of time is amazing. I would recommend you to anyone that would need assistance in finding a loved one. Please keep up the good work!
All the best, Carolyn Alessi 4/3/06
30여년 만에 전우와 상봉
안녕하세요? 강효흔님 !.
엊그제 저희 아버지와 친구분께서 드디어 통화를 하셨습니다. 이렇게 쉽게 찾게 될 줄 모르고 .... 30 여년간을 그리워하며 찾았다시며, ... 그동안 그분을 찾기위해 인터넷에 의존하다가 ... 본인이 아버지가 찾는 친구와 관계있는 사람이라며 접근했던 사람한테 사기를 당할 뻔 했던 일들이며 ... 오랜동안 방법을 몰라서 포기 하던중에 이렇게 어렵게나마 강효흔님께 의뢰를 할 수 있었다는 이야기를 하며 친구분과 오래도록 옛 이야기등을 나누셨습니다 .
특히나 연세가 좀 있으신 분들은 그리운 분들을 어찌 찾을 지 몰라 답답 해 하시고.. 또한 저 처럼 인터넷에 너무 의존 해 찾으려고 시도하시다가 안좋은 일을 당하시진 않았으면 ... 하는 바램입니다. 그리운 사람을 찾으려는 애절한 마음에 크나큰 상처만 남게되는 일은 너무나 슬픈 일입니다.
아무튼 ... 믿을 수 있는 공인기관을 통하여 쉽고 빠른 시간에 ... 그렇게 바라던 사람을 찾을 수 있던 점에 깊이 감사드립니다. 알려드릴 수 있었던 정보도 많지 않았던 이유로 과연 찾을 수 있을까 ... 걱정했었는데.. 믿어지지 않았을 정도로 빠르게 소식을 들을 수 있었으니까요.
애써주셔서 감사합니다 ... 그리고 마지막까지 신경써주셔서 그 친구분이 사시는 곳의 정보와 찾아가는 방법 등 ... 친절하게도 일러주셔서 ... 사람을 찾는 데만 그치 는 게 아닌 진심어린 정성을 느낄 수 있어서 더욱 좋았습니다.. ^^
감사합니다.. 항항 건강하세요~ 4-2-2006