Friends for years, women discover they're actually related thanks to Facebook post
POSTED: Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 9:00am
UPDATED: Monday, March 18, 2013 - 12:13pm
NBC NATIONAL NEWS — More than 100,000 children are adopted every year, in the United States. Some of them end up searching for their biological parents and some don't. But what if you find your birth family by accident?
That's exactly what happened to twenty-nine year old Abbey Donohoe of Bettendorf Iowa after one of her friends posted a message on Facebook about a baby given up for adoption twenty-nine years ago.
"It was just a surreal," said Donohoe. "Did I really just accidentally find my birth family?"
Paula O'Brien was the woman who wrote the post.
O'Brien has been friends with Donohoe for four year. But neither knew they were actually related.
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