Daughter reunited with mother after two decades via Facebook

Daughter Reunited With Mother After Two Decades Via Facebook
Daughter Reunited With Mother After Two Decades Via Facebook

More than 500 million people use Facebook -- and for some users, it connects more than just friends.

After two decades of searching for her biological mother, Stacey Lee used the social media site to finally reunite with her.

The 23-year-old started by posting this photo to her Facebook. The sign reads:

"Looking for my birth mother Brenda Elizabeth Davies. (May have another name) Born in Leyland. Had me in Manchester General [October 21st] 1991. I also have 2 other brothers from my mum. If you have anything please contact me."

Credit: Facebook/Jen Henderson

The photo quickly spread across Facebook with more than 100,000 shares -- and just one day later, a woman claiming to be Lee's cousin put her in touch with her biological mother Brenda Drake. Drake got married and changed her name from Davies and had four more children that Lee did not know about.

According to a press release from the Cavendish Press, the two made plans to meet in late February, and the reunion was an emotional one.

Lee said, "We were in shock. It was very emotional. We look a lot like each other and I am quite shy and quiet like her."

Drake says she is hopeful for the future and hopes to also reconnect with her two older sons.

This isn't the first time social media has helped connect families.

Last year Colette Brasseur used what little information she had about her birth mother to search for her on Facebook. In just 15 minutes, she found Facebook pages for her biological mother and her 21 year old half-brother Peyton. The two now talk every day and thank Facebook for helping them catch up on all their missed years.

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