Sunday, November 22, 2009

Woman finds dad on google after 30 years

A Google search has reunited a father with the daughter he has been trying to track down for three decades.
April Antoniou (30) of Georgia, and her father, Scott Becker, of Kansas, have been making the rounds of television news and talk shows since their Internet-aided reunion this month.
Antoniou and Becker said they had been independently trying to find each other for years but with no success.
Antoniou said she had frequently turned to Google, but had no luck because her father's name is relatively common and she knew very little about him.

Net Gain: Antoniou and her father reunited at a restaurant last week
But when she typed "Scott Robert Becker Looking for April" into the Google search box a few days ago it landed her on a website created by her father seven years ago where he had left a message:

"Dear April,
"When you read this, please send an email to:
"I'm your Dad and I would really like to talk to ya.
"When I get your email, I will ask you a couple of questions that only you would know so I can filter out the crazies out there.
"By the way, You have a lil sister that REALLY wants to talk to you :-)
"Dad Scott Robert Becker"

Becker said he had been looking for April ever since he divorced her mother a few months after April's birth.
"I could not find her. I could not find her mother. I couldn't find April and I looked and I looked and I looked," said Becker.
"So, I thought maybe one day my daughter will Google her name and maybe she will find me that way," he said.
Becker said that after receiving an email from his daughter he confirmed her identity by asking questions such as her mother's maiden name and her birthday.

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