It can be hard for the adopted to go through life without knowing who their birth mother is, and many people who were adopted as a kid start searching for their biological parent as an adult.
They may get help from the adoption agency involved in the adoption, or even from their adoptive parents if they know the birth mother's info, but nowadays even TV shows like TLC's Long Lost Family are contributing to the cause.
36-year-old Jenny Thomas from Rochester, New York reached out to Long Lost Family for help finding her birth mother, and what they found out blew Jenny's mind- her biological mother was a coworker she'd known for years.
She worked with her birth mother Nita Valdez at the same Rochester hospital for two years, and the two had spoken on many occasions without knowing they were related:
Thomas was a patient care technician and Valdez was a patient transporter, so they both interacted frequently when patients had to be taken to rehab therapy.
"She's very quiet, funny. I'm comical, so she would always laugh at my jokes, so that was a plus. We never went past a working-professional relationship at all," Thomas told the NY Post.