Nurse Works at Hospital Where She Was Given Up for Adoption Seeks Help to Find Birth Mother
An Iowa woman is searching for her birth mother who reportedly gave her up for adoption after giving birth to her in a hospital.
“A reason why I’d like to meet her is to hear her story,” Megan Hejlik, 30, of Sheffield, Iowa, told ABC News on April 18. “Also, I’d like to fill her in on what’s happened in my life. I got married, I had two boys.”
The mother of 10-year-old Ethan and 2-year-old Renner took to Facebook on April 8 and posted a picture of herself holding up a poster with the title, “Help me find my birth family.”
“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: firstname.lastname@example.org, ” the poster reads.
According to ABC News, Hejlik always knew she was adopted but it wasn’t until she turned 30 that she realized that she wanted to find her birth mother.
“One of my goals was to look for my family history just to kind of find out more about myself,” Megan said. “I turned to online search with no luck and then I decided to do a poster.”
Hejlik who is a nurse at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital—the same hospital where she was given up for adoption—said no one has yet to come forward claiming to be her 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.”