(FOX NEWS) — After fifteen years of searching, one UK man abandoned at Gatwick Airport as a newborn has finally found his birth parents.
On April 10, 1986, Steve Hydes, made national headlines when he was found by a female duty-free sales worker on the floor of a bathroom in the London air hub, Yahoo News UK and The Independent report. Wrapped in a tartan shawl and wearing two baby onesies, his origin story was all but a mystery.
Shortly after his 18th birthday, Hydes began the emotional search for his birth parents. According to the Independent, the challenge was heightened, as the police files on his case had reportedly been destroyed.
Fast-forward to the present – fifteen years later – and the man, now a father of two himself, reported last week that his mission was finally accomplished.
“After 15 years of searching, I am happy to confirm that with the very hard work of genetic genealogists… we have been able to trace and confirm my birth family,” Hydes wrote online. “Unfortunately my birth mum has passed away so I am unable to find out exactly what happened and why.”
“However I have found my birth father and siblings on both sides, who were all unaware of my existence,” he continued.
“As you can imagine this is quite a sensitive issue to all involved and very new to us all, but I wanted to take this time to thank everyone for their continued support over the years,” Hydes said, going on to thank “all those who have been involved and have helped with my search.”
When contacted by Fox News on May 14, Hydes politely declined to comment during this “sensitive” period.