A woman, 40 year old Jenny Thomas from Rochester, New York, who spent more than 15 years trying to find her birth mother had no idea that she had being working alongside her for two years.
Thomas who featured on the new TLC series, Long Lost Family, which helps reunite people with their biological relatives told New York Post that’s she was shocked to discover that her former co-worker Nita Valdez was her birth mother.
‘I had looked in so many faces for so many years, thinking..”Could that be her? Is she looking at me because she knows me?”
‘All the while I had looked at the woman who once knew me as her daughter.’
Nita was the daughter of a minister who was ashamed by her pregnancy out of wedlock, and due to the threats and shame and lack of support, the expectant mom ended up giving up her daughter to social services
When Thomas was told who her biological mum was, she was shocked because she had worked with her for 2 years as a part time patient care technician.
Mother and daughter met up and tried to catch up on all the years they missed in each other’s lives.