|Published:||Feb 07, 2014 9:44 PM EST|
|Updated:||Feb 07, 2014 11:29 PM EST|
CAPE CORAL, Fla. - A Cape Coral woman has embarked on a mission to find out where she came from. Robin Page was raised by her adoptive parents but never knew her biological mother and father. Now, she's gathering bits and pieces of her past, hoping to find them once and for all.
At 18 months old, she was a beauty queen with bright blue eyes and blonde hair. "I was crowned queen of Norfolk, Virginia in the baby contest," Page said as she pieced through old black and white photos. "I still have my crown. It's a little tattered but I still have my crown."
For Page, they are more than just pictures.They're keys to her past. "my dad was full-blooded American Indian. My mom was Dutch Irish English with fiery red hair and tons of freckles," she said. "By the time I was 8 or 9 years old, I was tall as both of them, and we used to joke, I must be adopted."
Nearly two decades later, Page learned she was. I've always wondered, all of these years, who are my parents?
Here's what she knows:
She was born Robin Sue Koon in May of 1957 in North Carolina in the backseat of a car. Her mother was only 17 at the time.
Her adoptive parents were in that car and their names are on her birth certificate. But, the address listed was her biological mother's former home in Newport News, VA.
"I'd like to let them know I turned out okay," Page said. "I think I did. And, I understand what you did when you did it."
Pictures, documents and greeting cards are all just pieces of the puzzle. But, two weeks ago, she came across a particular shot that she believes is her mother hold her at just a few days old.
Robin's now taking to social media, posting pictures and hoping someone, somewhere will help her finally know who she is, and where she came from. "I'd like to see what they look like, if I have any siblings out there," she said. "It would be wonderful to have a real family."
Robin set up a Facebook page looking for her parents. You can find it at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Find-My-Parents/392464670887500