Woman discovers her colleague is also her birth mother

Evan Bartlett@ev_bartlett
Monday 20 April 2015 19:20
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A 38-year-old woman launched a search for her birth mother - and then discovered that she'd been working with her for four years.

La-Sonya Mitchell-Clark began her search last month after the Ohio Department of Health released the birth registers of everyone born between 1 January 1964 and 18 September 1996.

After looking up her biological mother's name - Francine Simmons - on Facebook, she discovered that she worked at the very same company - Infocision in Youngstown, Ohio.

There’s a Francine that works at my job. She works in VR and she works at the front desk.

  • Mitchell-Clark speaking to WYTV

After contacting Simmons via Facebook, the pair shared a telephone call. “She called me and I said, ‘Is this Ms. Francine?’ She said, yes. I said, ‘I think I’m your daughter’,” Mitchell-Clark explained.

“I got pregnant when I was 14. 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,” Simmons told WYTV.

And the good news for Mitchell-Clark didn't end there: she also found that she has three sisters, including one who works at Infocision as well.

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