Nurse Employed in Hospital Where She Was Born Looks for Biological Mom

April 18, 2016 Updated: April 18, 2016

An Iowa woman is hoping to track down her biological mom, who gave birth to her at the hospital where she now works as a nurse. 

Earlier this month, Megan Hejlik posted a picture of herself with a poster that said “Help me find my birth family” on Facebook. 

“A reason why I’d like to meet her is to hear her story,” Megan Hejlik, 30, of Sheffield, Iowa, told ABC News. “Also, I’d like to fill her in on what’s happened in my life. I got married, I had two boys.”

I think she did the best thing for me.
— Megan Hejlik

The rest of the poster reads, “Born April 28, 1985 at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital Mason City, Iowa. My mom was approximately 16 years old. She named me Vanessa. Contact me:”

A couple quickly adopted Megan after she was given up for adoption. 

(Megan Hejlik/Facebook)
(Megan Hejlik/Facebook)

The search was prompted by a desire to know more about her family history. 

“One of my goals was to look for my family history just to kind of find out more about myself,” Megan told ABC News. “I turned to online search with no luck and then I decided to do a poster.”

Her image has been shared nearly 9,000 times on Facebook, and multiple people have come forward with suggestions as to the identity of her birth mother. 

“I can’t imagine being 15, 16 and having a baby,” Megan said of her mother. “I think she did the best thing for me, giving be a better chance at life through adoption. I just want to let her know that there’s no hard feelings. I think it’s great what she did, honestly.”