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I have been in the same boat OP. A couple of years back, I was cleaning my mum's house and found a couple of letters with my Dad's name on it. I Googled him and found his Facebook and a local newspaper article on him. He was a violent guy obviously. I found out where he lived and stalked him a for a couple of weekends. Followed him to his bank, park, library, shopping, friends house, etc. I also acted like I was buying a house on the street, and asked one of his neighbours about the neighbourhood. She was an old woman who seemed lonely, so she invited me in for a tea and a good chat. Turns out he is old and a drunkard now. Has been homeless for a bit. He is on bennies and probably has a drug habit. He even got done for drink driving, etc. He also has another son who visits him every now and again. So it seems I have a half brother. I left it at that and just left him alone.
Maybe you are different to me OP, but I generally don't like being sociable, but I do like knowing everything I can. Some people look for things like closure and reasons, etc. I really don't care since it won't change anything. I would stalk my half-brother if I get a chance but he does live a bit further out, so I will see what that turns up in the future (maybe next summer).