A mum who lost contact with the father of her children is appealing for help in tracking him down – so she can fulfil her son’s wish to meet his dad.
Christine McMillan had three children with Sheffield joiner Malcolm Owen before the couple broke up, with Christine leaving her home in Heeley for a new life in Australia.
The 49-year-old mum has not seen Malcolm since the late 1980s – but says her eldest son Christopher, 29, is now desperate to be reunited with his father.
“I just think he needs the missing piece of the puzzle,” said Christine, who is currently visiting her family in Manor Park.
“He wants to know his roots and where he came from. Malcolm left home when the children were still babies – I don’t even know if he’s still alive.
“Christopher has tried looking for him on the internet, and he was thinking of hiring a private detective – but I think that was a last resort. I’ve looked in the phone book but there’s nothing.”
Christine said Malcolm will now be in his 60s. As well as son Christopher, the couple have a daughter, Megan, 27, and also had another son, Nicholas, was a victim of cot death, aged two months in 1986.
The couple met when Christine was 17 and working as a travel agent.
“I got made redundant and decided to start afresh in Australia,” she said. “I did see him once with Megan when she was only a toddler, but later I broke ties altogether.
“There is no animosity, though, and I have no worries about seeing him.”
Christopher now works as a building surveyor Down Under, while Megan is a hotel manager.
“They’re definitely children to be proud of,” Christine added. “They’ve been brought up well.”
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