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Woman Finds Biological Parents in Mexico Via Social Media

Woman Finds Biological Parents in Mexico Via Social Media
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By    |   Tuesday, 17 October 2017 08:53 AM

A woman found her biological parents in Mexico with the help of a social media follower she never met.

Angelica Poggemoeller, 34, always knew she was adopted but told the Houston Chronicle that she felt something missing in her life that led to anxiety and depression most her adult life. At 30, she decided to do something about it and started looking for her biological parents, per the newspaper.

"It caused me a lot of emotional problems, especially when I got older," Poggemoeller told the Chronicle. "I suffered a lot of anxiety because of it. I was always joking and a class clown but I was always really depressed and as an adult it got worse. You have that identity crises and I didn't think I would ever find them and I was kind of losing hope."

Armed with her biological parents name and the address where she was adopted, Poggemoeller turned to social media where she met a man living in Las Vegas who had family in the area she was looking, the Chronicle reported.

"He posted my story to a group on Facebook and a boy who said he was my mother's grandson saw it there," Poggemoeller told the Chronicle. "I messaged him using Google Translate. But I didn't tell anyone my real name yet and asked him to confirm my name and birth date. He knew, and said his mother told him."

In August, Poggemoeller made contact, mostly through social media, with her birth mother, sisters, brothers and a host of cousins living in Atontonilco Jalisco, Mexico, the same town where she was born, the Chronicle reported.

Such social media connections where adoptees and biological parents reconnect are slowing becoming more common despite the odds. In Monroe, Louisiana the Morning Star reported in July how Stephanie Wilkes posted details of her birth on Facebook in hopes to find her biological parents.

After several months and some 14,000 shares, her biological father saw the Wilkes post and responded.

"While in the car, I received an email from a man claiming to be my birth father," Wilkes told the News Star. "All the dates matched up, and then I got a phone call from my older brother named Walt, whom my birth parents were able to keep. That night, I spoke with my 'new' brother, and Yvonne, my birth mother. It was a whirlwind of emotions, and my face was swollen for days from all the crying."

Poggemoeller described a similar experience talking her oldest sister Lupita on Facebook Messenger, the Chronicle wrote.

"She said, 'How can I forget you?' She told me where my birthmark was, which I did not ask and where I had this scar on my lip that you can't see unless I tell you it's there," Poggemoeller told the newspaper. "She was 11 when I was adopted and was heart-broken, she had taken care of me."

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