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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:36:19 PM
Birth mom found through viral post

A Utah woman found her apparent birth mother three days after her Facebook appeal went viral.

On Sunday, Jenessa Simons, 21, posted a picture of herself holding her birth information.

She was born at Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo on Nov. 17, 1991. Her parents were both 16. They named her Whitney. With that little bit of information and the hope that someone may recognize her, Simons asked her friends to share it.

They did just that - more than 124,000 times.

The story caught the eye of a woman who attended high school with who she believed were Simons' birth parents. She passed on the information to the apparent Simons' birth mother, who then sent her a message.

Simons was skeptical at first, she said, but after talking to the woman, she knew she had found the one.

"She sent pictures of me as a baby that my mother had given her," Simons told ABC News affiliate KTVX-TV.

Her apparent birth mother also provided her with information about her purported birth father, Simons wrote on Facebook.

She hopes to learn more about the woman she believes is her birth mother and possibly meet her, she said. In the meantime, she's also looking for her birth father.

As for the whirlwind of the past few days, Simons now hopes to pass on her good fortune to someone else in her situation.

"This page has gone crazy and I would love to turn it into a resource for others to help find birth parents," she wrote.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:41:22 PM

That's amazing. I'm glad that they were able to find eachother.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:44:07 PM


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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:44:23 PM
Well I'm adopted and I'm not sure how I feel about this. I already saw one of these today (not the one you are talking about) on my FB feed.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:47:53 PM
French toast I understand, not everybody wants to be found. I hope this girl has a happy ending.


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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:49:24 PM
This happened in Virginia as well.

I'm becoming a skeptic with some of these stories.



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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:50:02 PM
It's not always a happy ending sadly. I hope it works out well for her.




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Posted: 1/31/2013 9:50:50 PM
Cool!

French Toast, the pic in your siggy is hilarious!


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Posted: 1/31/2013 10:06:30 PM
Jody just made me realize my sigs are off. I love the villainesses!


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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:23:59 AM
I've been seeing that on my feed, too, and my first and only reply about it was that I hoped the birth parents wanted to be found.


So if this woman is her birth mother then I am glad that it sounds like she is okay with it all.

I hope the adoptive parents are equally okay with the whole thing.

It's a situation that has potential for hurt, so I hope it doesn't turn out that way.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:25:51 AM

Well I'm adopted and I'm not sure how I feel about this. I already saw one of these today (not the one you are talking about) on my FB feed.
agreed


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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:47:44 AM

So if this woman is her birth mother then I am glad that it sounds like she is okay with it all.

I hope the adoptive parents are equally okay with the whole thing.

It's a situation that has potential for hurt, so I hope it doesn't turn out that way.



I agree with that.

I believe I saw the photo in question. There have been several going around Facebook lately.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 10:53:02 AM

Well I'm adopted and I'm not sure how I feel about this.


May I ask why? If you aren't comfortable sharing, I completely understand. I'm a birthmom and am just interested in the perspective from the "other side".




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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:33:02 AM
I would say it would depend on the circumstances surrounding the conception.

I know someone who does not want to ever find the child she put up for adoption to save him the trauma and probable devastation the child would feel if the true story of his birth were learned.


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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:40:28 AM
I'm with FrencHToast on this. I hope for peace for all involved because once this door is opened there is no turning back. I also know that deep desire and feeling of having to know. I also personally know the deep pain this journey can cause.



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Posted: 2/1/2013 11:44:08 AM
As long as all involved want to be found it's a wonderful story.

So happy for her/them.




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Posted: 2/1/2013 1:13:52 PM
I agree, that if those involved want to be found good for them. But as a fellow adoptee this can go bad, so quickly. peace be with them.

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Posted: 2/1/2013 1:56:52 PM
I'm really torn as I get to see it from the side of my sister's. She gave up her baby at age 15 (a week before her 16th birthday; we were Catholic, it was the 70s, and my mom kind of made the decision with her.)

It was a private, closed adoption. To this day my sister still grieves for that child. She has registered for various online sites in hopes the child, a girl, will find her, but we don't know if the child has any knowledge of my sister.

It's so sad.


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