Siblings turn to Facebook to track down adopted brother

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Siblings Turn To Facebook To Track Down Adopted Brother

Geraldine Kramer was 19 and unmarried when she gave birth to a boy in 1963.

Not knowing she was giving him up for adoption, the nurses placed him in her arms when he was born and then Kramer never saw him again.

Now, more than 50 years later, the 72-year-old wants to find the son she never knew and her children are helping.

But the search hasn't been easy. Indiana is a "mutual consent state," meaning all adoption records are sealed unless both parties consent to have the records unsealed.

So, shortly after Thanksgiving, her children took an unexpected route and posted a photo and message to Facebook that's been shared more than 43,000 times.

It reads in part, "We have joined and searched adoption registries. We're praying this may work, as it has for others. It has been Mom's decades-long wish to find you, and we would love to meet our big brother."

EVERYONE PLEASE PLEASE SHARE! (Please share as 'PUBLIC' post)You were born June 10, 1963 in the wee AM hours, at Marion...

Posted by Marie Henson on Friday, November 27, 2015

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