“I’ve been interested in finding her for five years, but the past year has been the main push,” Doak says. “My mom has been supporting me through all of it. “
On Monday, Doak took her search to Facebook, posting a photo of herself holding a sign that included everything she knew about her birth mother and half-sister (who was raised by grandparents).
The sign read: “Hello, my name is Katie. My birth name was Katherine Rebecca Leigh Wilson. I was born on Oct. 10, 1997 in Jefferson County Kentucky. I am seeking out to find my birth mom & half-sister to find out about my biological family. My birth mom’s name is Cynthia Michelle Wilson. She was born May 9th, 1977 (38) in Louisville Ky. Has moved around to Az, Ky, and In. My sister’s name is Kelsey Wilson. She was born April 16th, 1996 (19) in Ky. PLEASE HELP ME FIND THEM!!!”
“It wasn’t as awkward as I was expecting it to be, it was more like I’ve known her and it was really easy to talk to her,” Doak says. “She’s really sweet, and I really look forward to getting to know her a lot more.”