Hafa Adai! Attempting to locate "Taijeron" relatives on Guam or anywhere There seems to be a lot of Taijerons!
I have a few puzzle pieces re: my birthfather & his family. Most info. was obtained via my birthmom whom I reunited with three years ago & from a gentleman my adoptive sister knows in San Francisco, CA.
Unfortunately since I just learned three years ago just a little about Gaum I do not know any village names. The only info. I know is that on my birthmom's paperwork from the hospital I was born at in Daly City, CA is that her place of birth was Agana, Guam & that my birthfather was also from Agana. (The info. re: my birthfather on my birth record was very limited.)
My father does not know of me. My birthmom never was in contact with him prior to my birth or following.
I was born February 26, 1971. My birthmom was sent to San Francisco, CA to have me & then returned to Guam to graduate from highschool. She left after highschool & returned to Guam approx. 3-4 years later.
The gentleman I spoke to a year ago re: my birthfather spoke very highly of my birthfather's family & provided me with names of uncles & my grandparents. He is certain that I will be a surprise to the family if I were ever to reunite.
I did obtain information re: my grandparents' deaths from the Social Security Death Index.
SS# 586-01-7138 (issued on Guam in 1956 & 1961)
Died: 1/1974 (65 yrs old @ time of death)
Residence: 96913 Barrigada, Guam, GU
SS# 586-09-2898 (issued on Guam 1961)
Died: 10/27/1990 (78 yrs old @ time of death)
Residence: 96921 Barrigada, Guam, GU
My grandparents have five sons & one daughter. Oldest son: Felix; then my birthfather--Juan/"John; then Vicente/"Ben"; then Jorge; & youngest "Rokie." I do not know my auntie's name. I have learned from those that grew up in the same village that my auntie is possibly the second oldest child. And that the children in the village called my grandmother "Becky."
My uncle "Rokie," was hospitalized for some time in his junior & senior highschool years. My birthfather has been involved for years with the same lady & that they do have children together but that no one is certain if they ever married.
My birthfather is possibly in his mid-fifties now.
Oh how I would love to visit Guam. It seems beatiful there. I have three young children (6, 4, & 2) & would love to share with them the other "half" of my heritage.
I was adopted by a very terrific family in Walnut Creek, CA in 1971. I have an older sister & brother who were also adopted. My adoptive parents are wonderful people with the biggest hearts. They were very supportive when I shared with them that I found my birthmom's & her family. They continue to support my relationship. I am grateful to have been placed for adoption through the Catholic Services & raised in a very loving Catholic household. That was my biggest gift from my birthmom & my adoptive parents--my gift of faith!
I wanted to share this information with the hopes that someone will recognize the family names & contact me. I don't know yet what I will do with any information I receive, but it will be "closure" for me. I would love to finish my family "puzzle!"