YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio– When a woman was finally able to search for her biological mother, she was shocked to find that she’d been working with her for years.
La-Sonya Mitchell Clark told WKBN, “Ever since I found out that I was adopted, I wanted to know who my biological mother was.” The 38-year-old Youngstown woman was finally able to do that when, in March, the Ohio Department of Health released birth records for those people born between Jan. 1, 1964 and Sept. 18, 1996.
When La-Sonya learned her biological mom’s name, Francine Simmons, she did some searching on social media and found out that her mom worked at InfoCision in Boardman– the same place she works. She was shocked. “There’s a Francine that works at my job. She works in VR and she works at the front desk.”
La-Sonya said, over the years, she has passed Francine in the halls and in the bathroom and they’ve spoken to each other.
Francine said she always wanted to reconnect with her daughter, but never knew how to go about it. La-Sonya also learned she has three sisters she didn’t know about.