Christine Kiefer had never known much about her father. Naturally, the 57-year-old had thought about him throughout her life, but she had never actually got to meet him. One day, however, Kiefer received a message from a woman named Cindy Mostrom – and things were never the same again.
Less than a week after she had been born, Kiefer was officially placed into the care of her grandparents. These people brought her up – but that didn’t stop her thinking about who her biological father might be. She was aware of a couple of details, but little else. She knew that he was called Dorie and that he came from somewhere in Pennsylvania.
In the quest for answers, Kiefer joined Ancestry.com – a website which helps people to discover their family roots. After a while, Kiefer received a message through the service. Cindy Mostrom had gotten in touch to request some information. Soon, it became evident that this woman believed she knew who Kiefer’s father was.
Mostrom’s uncle was a man named Dorie Weaver. Hoping to unite father and daughter, Mostrom phoned her uncle and discovered that he had indeed once dated a woman called Donna. According to Pennsylvanian newspaper the Centre Daily Times in April 2018, she then told him, “Well, Donna had a child, and she gave that child up for adoption. She matches our DNA. She’s been looking for her dad for 27 years, and she’s your daughter.”
Weaver was reportedly delighted by the revelation, even going so far as to insist that Kiefer called him “Dad.” And after their connection had been confirmed by DNA testing, this is just what Kiefer decided to do. Furthermore, she was soon traveling to his house for a meeting. After almost six decades of life, she finally had a father. In her own words, “It was pretty emotional.”