Hi everyone! I am so excited my hands are shaking! Im not sure where or if we fit in here. And our story is very confusing. Well, I was born Diana Shopp,(Changed later to kayla sand), Los Angeles, Ca Aug. 6, 1971 to Dolores(Dodie) Ann Sand and Francis Joseph Shopp. My brother was born David Francis Shopp, same location, same parents, July 18, 1975. David was an infant when dad left. I, however, have the best, most wonderful memories of this man, whom Ive been searching for my whole life. To no avail. March of this year, my brother and I found out that we had an older sister looking for us. Same birth parents, but given up for adoption. Not one person knew about her, and our mother wasnt talking. Our sisters name is Kristine Ver Weire-Haisen , born Sept. 15, 1968, also Los Angeles, Ca. Our mother unfortunately, was not a good mother at all. Very abusive. I am the only one with memories of dad, and the only one still actively searching. I just found out though, that he passed away. Mom told us he was mafia, we were some how related to John Gotti, uncle maybe, that he robbed a bank, and wasnt coming back. We moved every other month, literally, even if it was across the street. FBI agents (2) of them, did come by the house when David was about 12years old, asking for Frank Shopp!! I just have so many unanswered questions. also a time frame from about 1991-1999, there is no activity from dad, no taxes, no nothing, like he dropped off the face of the earth. I had heard that dad was born in Pennsylvania, but grew up in Hoboken, NJ, and was friends with Frank Sinatra. I received Laura Matthias name and address from our sister's adoption agengy's detective. The social security number I have matches a Francis Joseph Shopp and Francis S Romano. Why the name change? Im just so confused. I also have only 2 pictures of him, that I treasure. Looks heavy in the belly, darker skin, actually kinda mafia-looking, but always smiling. Sorry this is so long, I do have more info. but I better stop. Please, Im only looking for answers. I know my dad loved us, he didnt have a mean bone in his body. You can contact me either email, cell phone 805-588-6992 or address 1490 Calle PrimeraLompoc, Ca 93436.It is so good to see that there are other "Shopp's" out there. I thought Dave and I were totally alone!Thank you all for taking time to read this. Hope to hear from you!!
Kayla Sand (Shopp)