Canada.com: “Mom finds adopted son on Facebook”

Mom finds adopted son on Facebook

Lori Haas, 37, of Vancouver has spent every day since July 3 with her son Travis Sheppard, 20. Sheppard had moved to Vancouver four months ago from Winnipeg in hopes of finding his mother. She found him through a search on Facebook.

Linda Nguyen, CanWest News Service; Vancouver Sun

Published: Monday, July 16, 2007

VANCOUVER — Lori Haas never thought the journey to find the baby boy she gave up in a closed adoption 20 years ago would end on Facebook.

"I thought, ‘Let me put his name in and see if anything comes up,’" said Haas, a Richmond resident who had been a Facebook member for less than a month.

What she got was a list of Facebook members with the same name as her son.

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