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17th Sep 2013

PICTURE: Girl Reunited With Biological Mother Just 12 Hours After Posting Message To Facebook

The power of social media is phenomenal...


Teresa and Andy Brock adopted Whitney Brock in 1991. Since then the young woman has always remained curious about her biological parents, and decided that she would recruit the help of Facebook to track down her birth mother.

Posting an image onto her Facebook account, Whitney held a sign that shared the only information she had about her mother.

The power of social media prevailed, and 12 hours later Whintey was on the phone with her Mum, Jennifer Moorhead.

Whitney gave her account of the events on her Facebook page.

“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 received 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.”

Reunited: Whitney and her daughter Rylan, meet with Jennifer Moorehead (left) and Jennifer’s sister.

Whitney spent some invaluable time with her birth Mum. 


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