“It’s a chapter my mother closed and doesn’t want to reopen,” she said. “I think my mother could help if she wanted to.”
The only clue as to where Sarah might be is a letter from a Logansport law firm from 1988.
In the letter, the couple who adopted Sarah sought to adopt Trine. The letter states Sarah’s father received a Ph.D. in engineering, and her mother has a master’s degree and works as a pediatric speech-language pathologist.
“We are fortunate to have a nice home with a big yard in a family-orientated middle class suburban neighborhood with lots of children and excellent schools,” the letter continues.
Trine contacted the law office in Logansport, but it didn’t keep the records.
“I always wanted to find Sarah deep down, but I was young when I first found out,” she said. “Now that I’m older, I’m more curious about where she is and what she’s like.”
Trine said she wants to meet and talk with Sarah.
“I just want to get to know her,” she said. “I wonder who she is. I’m sure she would have questions as well; I may not be able to answer those questions.”
Trine said her grandmother provided some information, including Sarah’s name.
“No one in my family ever got to see her after she was born,” she said. “She was adopted from the hospital.”
Trine said she hopes Sarah still lives in Indiana, since the adoption was handled in Logansport.
Her husband, Robert, is supportive of her efforts to find her sister, as are other family members.
“If not for them I would have stuck it in the back of my mind and kept it there,” Trine said. “My husband pushes me to do it. I’m glad he does. I think about Sarah on a weekly basis and keep trying to find her.”