Adopted Milwaukee woman reunites with birth siblings thanks to community effort
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A community effort reunites a family. Kirsta Bowman was adopted as a baby and always knew she had birth siblings, but she just didn’t know how to find them.
Bowman was born in Louisiana and raised in upstate New York but moved to Milwaukee with her husband a few years ago.
In January, she wrote a plea in a New Orleans Facebook group asking if anyone knew her mother. The post went viral and three hours later Bowman was talking to her birth sister.
Fast forward to today and Bowman just got back from a trip visiting her brother and sister, “No one truly understands. I think they've been through the same thing, because until Sunday I'd never met anyone that I shared any blood or DNA with. It's weird because today I was walking somewhere and I just kind of had in my head, ‘Oh I can’t wait to tell Shane and Gina this’, and then I just stopped for a minute and I was like, ‘I've never thought that before.’”
Kirsta says she can't wait for her siblings to visit her in Milwaukee. She says she'd love to take them to a Brewers or Bucks game.