The Story of the Man Who Saw Himself on a Missing Persons List Decades After Being Adopted

Steve Jr always knew he was adopted, but the details of his early childhood were a mystery. His curiosity grew as he entered adulthood, so he decided to take an ancestry test. This caused a domino effect and led him into a remarkable tale of self-discovery, during which he finally discovered the answers he’d been searching for his entire life.

Looking to Extend the Family

It was 1980 when United States Army officer Steve Carter, who was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii, and his wife, Pat, decided to adopt a child.


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There was no shortage of children looking for adoptive parents on the island, so the couple knew they would be able to find a child for whom they could provide a loving home.

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