Long-lost sisters reunite after posting identical messages on Facebook

Long-lost sisters reunite after posting identical messages on Facebook
When Katie Doak took to Facebook to find her biological family, she had no idea that her half-sister was trying to find her too. 
The Phoenix, Arizona, teen was adopted at 18 months old when her mother was unable to care for her. With help from her adoptive mother, the 17-year-old girl began searching for her birth mother and half-sister, Kelsey Wilson, 19.
“I’ve been interested in finding her for five years, but the past year has been the main push,” Doak says. “My mom has been supporting me through all of it. ”
  On Monday, Doak took her search to Facebook, posting a photo of herself holding a sign that included everything she knew about her birth mother and half-sister (who was raised by grandparents).

Long-lost sisters reunite after posting identical messages on Facebook
The sign read: “Hello, my name is Katie. My birth name was Katherine Rebecca Leigh Wilson. I was born on Oct. 10, 1997 in Jefferson County Kentucky. I am seeking out to find my birth mom & half-sister to find out about my biological family. My birth mom’s name is Cynthia Michelle Wilson. She was born May 9th, 1977 (38) in Louisville Ky. Has moved around to Az, Ky, and In. My sister’s name is Kelsey Wilson. She was born April 16th, 1996 (19) in Ky. PLEASE HELP ME FIND THEM!!!” 
A local news outlet, 12 News, saw the post and interviewed Doak. Hours after the news story was shared on Facebook, an individual messaged Doak with her half-sister’s contact information.
After messaging her long-lost sister on Facebook, she began looking through her online photos and discovered that Wilson had been looking for her too.
Unknown to Doak, Wilson had even posted a similar photo last year with a sign that read: “Hi, my name is Kelsey. I’m looking for my sister! Her name is Katherine Rebecca Wilson. As far as we know, she lives in Arizona. Her birth mothers name is Cynthia Wilson. Please ‘share’ this and help me find her!”
“As soon as I read her poster, I instantly ran downstairs and showed my mom and we knew it had to be her,” Doak says. “I cried in disbelief.”
The two sisters reconnected by phone on Wednesday night.
“It wasn’t as awkward as I was expecting it to be, it was more like I’ve known her and it was really easy to talk to her,” Doak says. “She’s really sweet, and I really look forward to getting to know her a lot more.”
After connecting with Wilson, Doak discovered she has five more siblings who have either been adopted or are living with her biological grandparents and aunt. She says she plans to meet them all. 
“I’m still kind of trying to process that it happened,” she says. “It feels great.” 

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  • Nailed on, Leona. 余錦言in 信報 today had an interesting obvetsarion, but no matter what, the mess is on the head of Mr Blueblood. And it is a mess and total incompetence. Ah, the sin of arrogance, as you rightly pointed out.It is a shame though this gives accountability system a bad name, for we need it and there’s no way we can get away from it if we are to move forward in political development.The pan-democrats once again show they are only interested in discrediting without regard to the overall interest of Hong Kong and their love of picking on small issues (nationality) rather than the crust (the power and responsibility of the new positions, in particular in relation to the Secreatry and Permanent Secretary).I never thought I’d agree with 王岸然 but I do with most – not all – of the things he wrote in 信報 today.

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