Mum reunited with son she gave up - thanks to Facebook

SP91263 Kathryn Gaunt with son Luke who traced her through facebook.
SP91263 Kathryn Gaunt with son Luke who traced her through facebook.

A MUM has been reunited with the son she gave up for adoption 22 years ago after he sent her a message on Facebook.

Kathryn Gaunt was left stunned when Daniel Eve wrote to her on the site saying: “I think you might be my mum. I was wondering can you remember me?”

“I just went into total shock,” said Kathryn.

“I sat there and cried, then ran outside. The day I took him to his foster family I felt the same - like I just had to run.”

Brought up in Derby by his adoptive parents, Daniel, 22, moved to Livingston, Scotland four years ago, where a chance meeting with a nurse that attended to his birth at the North Derbyshire Royal Hospital in Chesterfield sparked a hunt for his biological mother.

The nurse recognised Daniel’s surname because it was the first adoption she had overseen and it stuck in her mind.

See this week’s Derbyshire Times for the full story.