Facebook, has helped countless long lost friends and relatives reunite. This woman who was adopted as a little girl and the way she finally discovered her biological father is truly astonishing. When she saw his name pop up in her suggested friend’s list, she couldn’t believe it. Was this really him?
What an incredible story of chance and the power of technology!
Karen Harris is a 56-year-old woman who was adopted as a little girl. Thanks to social media, she recently found her biological father after years of searching
Born in the ’60s to teenage parents, Karen was adopted at a very young age and has spent a lifetime searching for her parents. When she was 18-years-old, she finally got the courage to approach an adoption agency in search of her birth parents.
There wasn’t much info the social workers had to share, but Karen got to work dissecting the information and refused to give up. It would take a decade before she made any progress, even so, she only could find one parent.
After 10 years of searching, Karen found her birth mother but still had no idea where her father was
Karen had acquired his name and profession over the years, she also knew he lived in Croydon. Her dad’s name is, Trevor Sinden, he’s a mechanic from Croyden. With the limited information, it would be an uphill battle to find him.Facebook Screenshot Source: Facebook Screenshot
Until, one day, Karen was scrolling through Facebook when a familiar name popped into her suggested friends’ column. The name was Trevor Sinden, but could it actually be her father on Facebook? Even crazier, he only lived 350 miles away from Karen’s home.
When she looked at some of his histories, Karen realized she may very well be looking at her birth father
There was only one way to find out, so Karen sent a message to the man and thus their relationship began. After chatting for several weeks, the two met up for a tearful reunion. Turns out Trevor had been looking for his daughter as well, with no luck.
“It’s so surreal, the chances of actually meeting were so slim. I have looked on the internet, but could never find her. It’s early days now, but I feel we already know each other quite well. If it wasn’t for Facebook we wouldn’t have met.” Said Trevor.
Trevor and Karen finally got some much need father-daughter time and she even met two of her long lost cousins
Karen walked the Jurrasic Coast with her father and had some long overdue meetings with cousins. She cherishes every new memory she gets to create with her, newly found, father.
“Looking at your family that brought you up, you’re really grateful that they brought you up, but you don’t have that sense of belonging. Now I’ve found completion. I’ve found connection and completion and I’m cherishing it.” Karen said about meeting her biological family. She went on to say: “Those who are adopted can understand that moment when you first see someone other than yourself in a mirror that has your cheek bones, your eyes, your chin,” says Harris. “It is something that someone who isn’t adopted probably can’t relate to or understand, but it changes the way you look at the world.
This story gave me goosebumps, to find your biological family by pure chance is “god-wink!”
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Source: Good News Network