- Karen Harris will continue to cherish the moment she reunited with her father after 56 years of separation
- Karen, who is from Penryn, Cornwall, United Kingdom, will also be grateful to Facebook for making it possible
- The 56-year-old was born to Trevor Linden in 1964 but was put up for adoption because she was born out of wedlock
A woman identified as Karen Harris has reunited with her father after 56 years of being adopted, courtesy of social media.
Karen was born out of wedlock in 1964, and her parents put her up for adoption because having a child out of wedlock in those days was not as rampant as it is now.
Mirror reports that a social worker told Harris that her father's name was Trevor Linden when she turned 18 years.
Legit.ng gathers that in November 2019, Facebook brought Trevor Linden as a "suggested friend" to Karen, who clicked on the profile and realised that it was her dad
Karen and Trevor chatted after the former said she liked one of her father's pictures. They eventually met on Friday, January 17.
Seventy-two-year-old Trevor said he knew he had a child, but he did not know the gender.
He said: "I was on Facebook and this message popped up from a lady saying she liked my photo.
“I saw the resemblance straight away with my three other daughters. I could see she was my daughter. It’s early but I feel we know each other quite well.”
Karen, who is now 56, said: “I’ve found connection and completion, and I’m cherishing it. Those adopted understand the moment you first see someone other than yourself in a mirror with your cheekbones, eyes and chin.”
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a 34-year-old woman who lost her husband to her own mother has said she would never fully forgive her for taking him away and having a child for him.
Lauren Wall said she never thought her mum and her ex-husband would treat her in such a way, adding that they were the people she trusted most in her life.
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