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Woman Finds Birth Mother After Facebook Post Goes Viral


I’m sure we have all heard the phrase, “don’t put it on the internet if you don’t want it to be shared.” Well, for 21 year old Jenessa Simons, spreading her message was exactly what she intended to do. On Sunday, Jenessa posted this picture on Facebook of herself holding a poster with all of her birth information on it. She then asked all of her friends to share it in hopes that someone would recognize her or her information and help her to find her birth parents who had her at only 16 years old. This young woman has amazing friends because they shared her photo and information more than 124,000 times! Much to Jenessa’s surprise, 3 days later someone came forward. The woman who contacted Jenessa said that she was pretty sure that she knew just who Jenessa was looking for. The woman told her that she went to high school with Jenessa’s birth parents and eventually got Jenessa in touch with her birth mother. Her identity was confirmed when she showed Jenessa her baby pictures that she received from the woman who adopted Jenessa. She also had some information about who Jenessa’s biological father is. Jenessa said that she can’t wait to learn more about her birth mother and have some of her questions answered.

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Jenessa’s story was really interesting to me because social networking seems to be a way of life for most people today. However, what really amazes me is that so many people could band together to help this one young lady when she needed it the most.


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