Finding Family on Facebook

By Heather Hubbs, KCRG-TV9 TV-9

Facebook has made the world a smaller place. Allowing people to like, share, message, and connect with people all around the globe. You can post fun photos and stories, and for some, social media has become an important tool to help them find their long lost families. Recently, many who are adopted have started using social media to search for their biological family.

Usually what happens is someone will post a picture of themselves and whatever information they know about their biological parent or sibling, then ask people to share it. Just last week KCRG-TV9 TV9 told you about an Illinois woman who reunited with her mother after 25 years. She found her, living in North Carolina, thanks to the help of Facebook. It’s stories like that, that give Markie Camp of Monticello hope that she will one day find her biological brother Travis. Markie was adopted when she was just 3 days old, at age five she found out she was adopted and that she had a half brother who was three years younger than her. From that day forward Markie wanted to find him. She’s hoping a 14 year old photo (shown in photo section) which she posted to Facebook could finally bring her face to face with her brother.

”I just want to get to know him. I grew up as an only child and never really had any siblings, never had anyone to argue with and just enjoy the bond brothers and sisters have,” said Markie Camp.

Here’s what Markie knows about her brother Travis. He was born July 14th, 1994 in Cedar Rapids. His given name is Travis Tatro, he was adopted around age 7 or 8 and today he’d be 19. He was last known to be living in or around Iowa City and may attend the University of Iowa. If you have any information that mind help Markie find her brother your asked to email her at searchingfortravistatro@gmail.com

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