After almost 40 years apart, an adopted Ohio woman was reunited with her birth mother on Tuesday, discovering she worked in the same office and lived just six minutes away, the New York Daily News reports.
Her birth records included her mother’s name, Francine Simmons. So, she looked her up on Facebook and found out she worked at Infocision in Boardman. So does Mitchell-Clark. Then, it clicked.
“There’s a Francine that works at my job. She works in VR and she works at the front desk,” Mitchell-Clark said.
She reached out to her friends on social media. And then, a day later, she got the long-awaited phone call from her birth mother.
“She called me and I said, ‘Is this Ms. Francine?’ She said, yes. I said, ‘I think I’m your daughter’,” Mitchell-Clark said.
“I got pregnant when I was 14,” Simmons told the station. “I had her when I was 15. I was put in a home, a girl’s home. Had her. Got to hold her. Didn’t get to name her, but I named her myself in my heart all these years.”
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