My character's mother was a member of a planetary legislature under the Detapa council (pre-Dominion), with his father being a Central Command, ex-Obsidian Order agent assigned to observe her. When the Union joined the Dominion, he got her and other refugees out and into the Federation, where they were resettled on a colony world far from Cardassian space.
Just to share a bit, for people looking for inspiration and curious about other folks' backstories.
Also, looking at your avatar makes me realize I really need to go in and personalize my character's face away from the default. *cough*