90-Year-Old Man Discovers 14 Siblings He Never Knew Existed
A man from Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania, is living proof that wishes do come true. Jim Scott, now 90, has been searching for his birth family since 2016, when he penned a Christmas wish to be reunited with his long-lost relatives.
In 1932, when Scott was only 12 days old, he was left on a doorstep. He was raised by his adoptive father, Walter Scott. He was not even aware that he was adopted until he applied to join the Naval Air Cadets at age of 21 and saw the proof on his birth certificate.
Maryland Haig, Scott’s eldest child, helped him trace his roots by taking DNA tests and submitting his profile on Ancestry.com, the largest genealogy company in the world. Through Ancestry.com, Haig also found news clippings of her father from April 1932. Those were his only documents or records at birth.
After many years of searching, Haig finally found a match in Bob Laubham, a barber nine years younger than Scott who turned out to be his half-brother. Another significant match discovered was Felix Zabroski, an 86-year-old former school teacher. This person shared the same mother as Scott. In total, Scott discovered he had 14 siblings, 8 of whom were still living.
In the fall of 2022, at a family reunion thrown by Zabroski and his seven siblings, Scott finally met his long-lost siblings. The 90-year-old was overwhelmed by the warm welcome he received and said there was no feeling of estrangement. It was as if he had known his siblings forever.
The story of Scott is a heartwarming reminder that it is never too late to find your family and make wishes come true. No matter the age, it is never too late to find your true family and bond.
The families planned a get-together for January 2023. Suffice it to say, Scott, in his old age, still strongly believes in wishes coming true.