My father abandoned me 1 month after birth, and I tracked him down and met him nearly 20 years later. AMA
So I was born in Michigan and my mother and father did not have a very good relationship at the time. About a month after my birth, he kicked us out, and my mother packed up her things and newborn child and drove 800 miles home to Georgia. I never had any contact with him until I was 17. I used Intelius people search knowing only his name and birthday and my assumption that he was still in Michigan. I called the number the site gave me and it was him. He has a wife and two other children. 3 years later, when I was 20, I flew to Michigan and met him for the first time. I'm now going on 25. AMA
EDIT: I'm working on proof right now. I've gotten in touch with the moderator, and have offered to show a birth certificate with my father's name on it and the Intelius search report receipt with his name on it. I am also trying to dig up old child support stubs, but those are going to be difficult to track down. If anyone has any other suggestions, please let me know.
EDIT2: I sent Drunken_Economist, the mod, my facebook account, a username verification photo, and a copy of the Intelius search report from 2005 with my father's phone number and street address blocked out for his privacy. I hope that this is sufficient proof. I am awaiting results. On the bright side, I have gotten some fantastic questions so far and have tried to answer all of them. If I didn't get to you, it might be because I already answered it in another post, so look around! I promise I'm not ignoring anyone.