Dad in appeal to find the daughter he has never met
AMAN has launched an appeal in a desperate attempt to trace his long-lost daughter.
Brindley Boyles, of Albert Street, Chadderton, has never met his baby, who was given up for adoption.
He had split up with the baby’s mother months before the birth on May 21, 1978.
His daughter, now aged 36 and believed to be called Claire, attempted to contact Brindley back in 2003 while she was working in London.
But circumstances at the time meant he never took up the offer.
Brindley is now hoping his daughter can forgive him and prays that she gets back in touch.
“That’s my one regret in life,” said Brindley. “I don’t want to interfere in her life but I would really like her to meet her family.”
In a twist of fate, Brindley bumped into his baby’s maternal grandfather while working as a security guard. He told Brindley that Claire had managed to trace her mum’s side of the family and was still looking for him.
Sadly Brindley never took up the offer and has since lost the contact numbers.
Brindley said: “I was 23 and she was 18 and her parents thought we were too young to get married.
“I was at the pictures with a friend the day she was born. I called her house and was just told that mother and baby were doing well.
“I’ve never forgotten my daughter and she’s always been on my mind.”
Brindley later married and has a son, Gareth, who is also hoping to meet his half-sister.
Brindley added: “My family all told me off for not getting in touch with Claire at the time but I’m trying to rectify that now.
“I want to try and give my son and daughter the chance to know each other.”
Anyone with information is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
●● Brindley Boyles has launched a Facebook appeal to trace his long-lost daughter who was adopted at birth