A Girl Was Reunited With Her Birth Mother After Only 12 Hours Of Searching On Facebook

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1. Whitney Brock was adopted in 1991 by Teresa and Andy Brock, but she was always curious about her birth parents. So she went to Facebook to try and crowdsource some help.

2. Whitney wrote that 12 hours later she was on the phone with a Jennifer Moorhead and asked her if she ever put a daughter up for adoption.


I posted the picture that I was asking people to share around 9pm on Wednesday. I knew I probably shouldn’t get my hopes up, but I just couldn’t help refreshing my page to see how many shares I was getting, or if any emails were coming through yet. I never imagined that picture would be shared over 3,600 times! I recieved a message on facebook from a lady in Florida that said she had a list of possible phone numbers for a woman that had the same name as my mom. At 7:59 on Thursday morning, I called the first number on the list she had given me. It worked! The very first phone number she had given me was the correct number! When someone answered the phone, I asked if Jennifer was there. When she said it was her, I told her I know it probably sounds crazy, but asked if she had placed a baby up for adoption in 1991.

3. And well, the rest came together beautifully:

5. Not only did Whitney get to meet her biological mom…

6. …Whitney’s daughter Rylan got to meet her biological grandma and great aunt.

7. Whitney told local reporters she was shocked at how much she had in common with her mom.

8. Even though the meeting didn’t last long, the two families have decided to stay in contact.

9. Whitney’s adoptive mother Theresa Brock says she understands why Whitney went searching for her biological mom because it’s something she’s always been curious about.

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