'Shot in the dark' reconnects Utah woman with biological parents


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  • SLC gal Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 1, 2013 11:05 a.m.

    What a wonderful story! Although it seems to really underscore the point of how dramatically social media is changing our world. Things like this never happened when everyone was on myspace.

  • DGDENTON Gainesville, TX
    Jan. 31, 2013 5:17 p.m.

    Every adoptee wants to know their history, some more or less than others. It is normal. Adoptees, adopted parents and first parents have been indoctrinated by the "authorities" to believe adoptees should not desire to know about their origins. The public needs to be educated to the truth. All the love in the world from adopted parents will not negate the inner need for information and the need to see those who look like him/her. Every time an adoptee finds his/her first parents, the public has the opportunity to learn more about the adoption industry and the truth about sealed records.

  • LAL South Jordan, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 11:22 a.m.

    I am so excited for you! My husband and I have been part of 3 different adoption reunions. It is a wonderful moment to see your smile or laugh reflected in another person you've never known. I celebrate for you and am so thankful you were met with open arms on the other side of your continued journey.

  • DEW Sandy, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 9:26 a.m.

    @cjb - what are you KGB?

    Good story to read and glad she has found her biological mother.

  • Kramer's Corner Penryn, CA
    Jan. 31, 2013 7:10 a.m.

    This story stirs many hearts. I know that it struck a familiar chord with Stephen Kent Ehat. I've personally heard his inspiring story.
    Douglas G.

  • Stephen Kent Ehat Lindon, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 3:34 a.m.

    Alex Haley refers to the "hunger, marrow-deep." Congratulations on beginning to satisfy that hunger. May you feast only on the positive and enjoy the fullness of perspective this wonderful finding brings to you.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 31, 2013 2:28 a.m.

    When I saw her photo, I thought this was a story about the cute Russian spy who was kicked out of the country.. She looks like her..

  • Kramer's Corner Penryn, CA
    Jan. 30, 2013 8:26 p.m.

    This is a wonderful story. I can relate to it fully. Our family was broken up when my mother died when I was 1 yr. old. Myself and two other siblings were adopted into three different families. There were two older brothers also that remained with our maternal grandmother but we didn't know where they were. Our father also disappeared completely shortly after our mother's natural death and we haven't been able to locate him. When I was 28 yrs, old I begain searching for my siblings and the two older brothers. Found them plus aunts and uncles. We were all happy at our reunions. At age 68 now I doubt that I'll ever find our father in this life. I understand this young lady's longing to find out her family history. This will help to fill her longings to know her beginnings, longings that only adopted children can truly understand.