As Facebook becomes a bigger part of our everyday lives, it also reflects both the highs and sometimes the lows that our friends experience. For instance, at this time of year, my Facebook timeline is filled with young shining faces in caps and gowns, graduating and setting off for life's big adventures.
Other times, Facebook is also a place where folks can reach out for comfort and share grief or loss. But with about 1 billion people using Facebook worldwide, it also offers ways to connect like never before. This story is about one woman using Facebook in a desperate effort to make a life-changing connection.
57 years ago, a newborn infant was found abandoned in a cardboard box. The baby girl weighed just 5 pounds 8 ounces, and doctors estimated she was only 5 days old. Though left out in a box, she was wrapped in a warm blanket. News reports at the time indicated police searched door to door for the baby's mother and even checked nearby shops in hopes of finding who bought the baby's clothes.