Cedar Rapids Woman Uses Facebook to Search for Parents

By Brady Smith, Anchor/Reporter

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CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa - "I think I've always wanted to know who my birth mom is. I think of her as my first mom," said Tina Davis in an interview Sunday morning.

It's something she thinks about around the holidays and her birthday.

"I was born here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, at St. Luke's hospital, on January 16th, 1970."

She's run into a wall of legal red tape, as the law keeps her adoption certificate sealed in court. So, she's hoping that the power of social media will give her an alternate method of finding her birth parents. She posted a photo of herself holding a giant card with her birth information on it to her Facebook page on December 19th, and since then it has been shared more than 10,000 times.

"My birth mom, when she went into labor with me, the story that I've heard is that she called the doctor up, and asked if he would deliver me, and maybe he was a family friend, maybe somebody that she knew," Davis told us. But she said that doctor died in a plane crash shortly after her birth, leaving her with no leads.

"Really, I would love to sit down with my birth mom, just have a chat and coffee across a table and just ask her what her story is."

Davis's adoptive parents took legal custody of her at 10 days old, and she says they've been a great family, but she still wants to find that missing piece of the puzzle.

"You run into people all the time and think, 'wow, that could be my sister, that could be my mom.'"

If you have any information that might help Davis in her search, you can email her at adoptionsearchtinarenee@gmail.com.

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