It was meant to be!

Something that many adoptees wish when they know they are adopted and come of age, is to find out about at least their biological mother.  Well this was the case for a 36 year old woman recently.  When she finally got her original birthcertificate and saw the name of her mother, she thought "how odd there is a woman of that name who works at the same place as I do!"   As fate would have it that woman was actually her biological mother!

La-Sonya Mitchell Clark, a 38-year-old woman from Youngstown, Ohio, says that ever since she found out she was adopted, she has wanted to know who her biological mother was.

 

She was in for a big surprise last month when she found out that she and her birth mother both work at the same company, and live just miles away from each other.

 

According to WKBN-TV, the Ohio Department of Health released Mitchell-Clark’s birth records last month, revealing her mother’s name to be Francine Simmons.

 

 

“There’s a Francine [Simmons] that works at my job. She works in VR and she works at the front desk,” Mitchell-Clark thought at the time.

 

She verified that it was the same Francine Simmons before reaching out. When she did, she said, “I think I’m your daughter.”

 

Simmons said she is “still in shock” but it is “amazing” that she was able to reconnect with her daughter after so many years.

 

“I got pregnant when I was 14. I had her when I was 15,” Simmons remarked. “I was put in a home, a girl’s home. Got to hold her. Didn’t get to name her, but I named her myself in my heart all these years.”

 

Simmons said her adoptive parents have always supported her desire to find her biological parents, and the family has only gotten bigger now that she has found her birth mother.

According to the news report last night there is also a sister that works there too!

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Comments (26)

  1. cjb321

    Beyond belief. How wonderful for them!!

    April 18, 2015
    1. SEC

      It had to be a God thing

      April 18, 2015
      1. cjb321

        Absolutely!

        April 18, 2015
  2. noahbody

    How beautiful….

    April 18, 2015
    1. SEC

      heartwarming for sure

      April 18, 2015
      1. noahbody

        Yes…..

        April 18, 2015
      2. noahbody

        Yes…..

        April 18, 2015
  3. Munkyman

    This story needs a banjo.

    April 18, 2015
    1. SEC

      banjo?

      April 18, 2015
      1. Munkyman

        https://youtu.be/4gw0fxuIvBM

        April 18, 2015
        1. SEC

          a blast from the past but I don’t see the fit

          April 18, 2015
          1. Munkyman

            It’s a lovely story but, the family oddity of it just brings banjos to mind.

            April 18, 2015
            1. SEC

              oh well that did not strike thay way

              April 18, 2015
            2. Munkyman

              ?

              April 18, 2015
            3. SEC

              I really didn’t see it as a family oddity just as a gracious serendipity

              April 18, 2015
            4. Munkyman

              Come on that’s very nearly the definition of odd, which is why it makes such a good story, “woman works for years with mother she’s never met & sister too.”

              April 18, 2015
            5. Munkyman

              Sweet & heart warming sure but, it’s also long odds.

              April 18, 2015
            6. SEC

              Long odds yes but oddity? I saw it as a God thing.

              April 18, 2015
            7. Munkyman

              & to me any excuse for a banjo is a good one.

              April 18, 2015
            8. SEC

              ahh okay

              April 18, 2015
  4. belladora

    My son told me this story this morning. Isn’t life awesome.

    April 18, 2015
    1. SEC

      Indeed it is

      April 18, 2015
  5. Bettymom

    I love reunion stories. This one is beautiful. No banjos needed.

    April 18, 2015
    1. SEC

      Indeed yes

      April 18, 2015
  6. cherpiecherp

    thats too much, what a sweet surprise to find out your lost family was right infront of you all those years.

    April 21, 2015
    1. SEC

      Indeed it is a wonder

      April 21, 2015
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