- Woman had no idea she was adopted until she turned 18.
- A news article clued her in on the fact and that is when she started looking for her biological parents.
- A DNA test result 30 years after she was abandoned paved the way for a reunion with her half-siblings on her father’s side.
As someone who felt that she has been rejected all her life, Jessica Hicks was emotional as her new found siblings, David and Nicole, welcomed her.
“I felt like, I don’t know what she’s been through but I heard her story and I just didn’t want her to feel rejected by me,” said Nicole, her newfound sister.
As her brother David added, “It’s awesome. I just feel like I can’t speak for anybody in the past, but it’s great that I can make up now and then going forward.”
Hicks only knew she was adopted when she turned 18. And the details of how she ended up with her adopted parents was revealed to her through an old newspaper story.
In the article dated May 7, 1990, it said that an abandoned “sunburned infant was found wrapped in a blue blanket in bushes near a business complex.”
This led her on her quest to locate her birth parents. And after 30 years, with the help of DNA testing, she was finally able to connect with her half-siblings from her father’s side of the family.
Unfortunately, her biological father has already died. And efforts to locate her biological mother is still without success.
But Hicks is grateful at finding her two half-siblings.
Hicks expressed, “Even though I have not spoken to my mom yet, but I feel definitely complete. I don’t look in the mirror like, who am I?”
And her brother and sister are joyful at the reunion.
Nicole said, “I thought I was the only girl. She’s family, and that’s all that matters to me, and if our dad were here, he’d be welcoming her with open arms, and I just wanna do that too.”