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November 18, 2013

Local woman searching for adopted sister

Amber Trine looking for adopted sister.

Most high school sophomores don’t anticipate life-changing events will take place, but for Amber Trine, that was the year she discovered she had a sister she never knew.

Amber was 17 when an aunt told her her sister was adopted in 1985 by a couple through a Logansport attorney.

For the past 12 years, Trine has been searching for her sister, Sarah, who was born May 5, 1985.

Her aunt, Misty Flynn, started a Facebook page, “Searching for Sarah,” a few months ago.

“There were a couple of people who responded, but it was the wrong birth date,” Flynn said. “I had one good lead, but the person didn’t answer back.”

Flynn said they’re confident Sarah will be found.

“I think it would help Amber in many ways,” Flynn said. “A part of her is missing. Since she was 17, she has been looking for Sarah. It’s a big part of her life.

“We’re not going to give up,” she said.

Trine was born in 1984 to Lynn Constable, who was 15 at the time and living in Peru. Trine was raised by her grandparents, David and Judy Constable. She said her grandfather wanted her mother to get an education and raised Trine as one of their own. Trine grew up with her mother and seven of her grandparents’ other children.

A year later, Constable gave birth to another baby girl in Logansport. That baby was immediately adopted by a couple who met at Purdue University.

“I was surprised,” Trine said of learning she had a sister. “At first, you don’t want to believe it. I asked my grandparents some questions, and they answered me honestly.

“It was the truth,” she said. “It was a hard time in my life and for my mom.”

Trine said she has never asked her mother about her sister.

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