Angela Palmer has spent most of her life believing that her own mother abandoned her as a baby. Now, at 44, she's learned the truth and has spoken with her mom for the first time in decades. And while Palmer is thrilled, her quest isn't over yet. Now she has to raise funds to bring the mother she never knew from Croatia to the United States.
Palmer, a medical health project services coordinator, is seeking the money through the website Fundly, where, as of Tuesday, she had raised more than $1,200 of the $4,000 she needs for two round-trip plane tickets for her mother and her husband.
The new beginning was triggered by, of all things, a Facebook friend request. "I was at work the week before Thanksgiving, when I received a friend request from a woman named Helga Simeckie in Croatia," Palmer, from Oceanside, California, tells Yahoo Shine. "I didn't think much of it because I get random requests all the time, until she sent me a message written in German asking when I was born." Palmer,Read More »from Kidnapped Daughter and Her Mother Reunite Through Facebook After 44 Years