A Calgary man is on a quest to find his long lost brother.
After learning years ago that he had a brother who was adopted shortly after his birth, Jay Haskin turned to Facebook to hopefully track him down.
Haskin said his brother would be 11 years older than he is. He was given up for adoption about a week after he was born in November 1978.
He said the name on his brother’s birth certificate was Keith Darcy.
“I don’t even know what he looks like, really,” Haskin said. “I’m not sure what to expect when looking for him.”
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Haskin said he learned about his older brother when he was 17 years old after his parents gave him and his brother some unexpected news.
“They said if a man named Keith ever tries to find you, claiming that he is your brother – he very well could be.”
He said his mother was 17 years old when she gave birth and wanted to provide her son with the best upbringing she could, even if that meant giving him away.
“I mean, that’s a tough choice for anyone to make,” he said.
“I just want to find him and bridge that gap between everybody in the family and let him know he’s got nieces and nephews and brothers and sisters.”
Haskin said he reached out to the hospital in St. Albert, Alta., where his brother was born and received paperwork back. But, he said it got lost when he moved.
He said he’s already received a number of responses to his Facebook post, but that so far none of the leads have panned out.
“I’m hoping for the best; that we are going to get a long and have some sort of relationship. But, if that’s not the case it will still be nice to get the closure and at least I’ll have found him and I’ll know where I stand.”