A man identified as Steve Hydes, abandoned as a baby at Gatwick Airport, United Kingdom, many years ago has finally found his biological parents.
Hydes was just 10 days old when he was abandoned in the ladies’ restroom and discovered by a sales assistant in the airport on 10 April 1986.
Steve Hydes, who was initially known as Garwick Gary before he was adopted by a couple had tried every possible way to find his real parents.
Recently, he was able to identify his biological parents through the help of some genealogists who used DNA samples. He contacted his father afterwards and was unable to meet his biological mother because she had died.
“After 15 years of searching, I am happy to confirm that with the very hard work of Genetic Genealogists, CeCe Moore and Helen Riding, we have been able to trace and confirm my birth family.
“Unfortunately, my birth mum has passed away so I am unable to find out exactly what happened and why.
“However, I have found my birth father and siblings on both sides, who were all unaware of my existence.
“As you can imagine this is quite a sensitive issue to all involved and very new to us all, but I wanted to take this time to thank everyone for their continued support over the years.
“The work the Genealogists do is incredible and for years they have worked so hard and it is thanks to them they are solving cases like mine. More people are having their DNA tested every day and I hope this and my story can help raise awareness and prevent other babies from being abandoned.
“Thank you to all those who have been involved and have helped with my search,” an excited Hydes posted on Facebook last week.