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Adopted Bucks Woman Found Birth Mother on Facebook in 15 Minutes

Natalie Bader, a member of the Neshaminy High School class of 2009, told TODAY.com she located her birth mother using the social media site.

Natalie Bader, credit: Facebook
Natalie Bader, credit: Facebook

An adopted Langhorne woman is making national headlines after she found her birth mother in less than 15 minutes on Facebook.

Natalie Bader, a member of the Neshaminy High School class of 2009, told TODAY.com she located her mother, Colette Brasseur, in 15 minutes by using the social media site.

Brasseur gave Bader up for adoption in 1991, when she was 24, TODAY.com reported. Since it was an open adoption, Brasseur kept in touch with the adoptive parents and send photos. But she lost touch early on after the adoption agency closed, according to the story on TODAY.com.

In December, Bader decided to locate her biological mother using information from letters Brasseur wrote to her when she was little. The letters were kept by Bader’s adoptive parents until they felt she was ready to read them, TODAY.com reported.

Using information from the letters, Bader found Brasseur, who now lives in Nashville, on Facebook almost instantaneously. The social media site has allowed them to catch up on lost moments.

“Graduation and birthdays and holidays, because of the timeline, I was there,” she said, Brasseur told TODAY.com.

The two have not yet met in person but they now talk every day, the website reported.

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