The little girl was raised by nurse Kelly and accountant Mike in Missouri (USA). But Jenny knew deep down that she was not their daughter: “I didn’t look like them at all. We didn’t talk much about adoption. I’ve always wanted to find my biological mother.”
Jenny Bergmann she grew up with her foster parents, but at some point decided to meet her biological mother. When? On her wedding day. Born in 1992, Bergmann was immediately given up for adoption to a then 21-year-old boy. Joan Voidula who, not knowing who the father was, hid her pregnancy (in the sixth month she flew to Florida from New York to give birth). “In my mind I didn’t feel like I was giving her a quality of life that someone else could give.“, explained. The little girl was raised by nurse Kelly and accountant Mike in Missouri (USA). Jenny, however, knew in her heart that she was not their daughter: “I don’t look like them at all.. We didn’t talk much about adoption. I always wanted to find my biological mother“.
Year after year, her desire grew stronger and stronger, so despite the fact that the adoption was closed, Kelly and Mike, at the age of 10, gave her a letter written by Joanna, in which she revealed her full name. “I knew his name from a letter he wrote to me. I remember sending letters to Oprah (Winfrey, ed.) and Ellen (Degeneres, ed.) to see if they could help me find her,” said a young woman who now works as a tour guide in Hamburg, Germany. Then the turning point: 15 years old found a mother on Facebook, but the first unanswered message was sent only in 2013 at the age of 20.
Jenny, however, did not give up and tracked down Joanna Nicole’s 27-year-old daughter who introduced her to their mother. For two years, mother and daughter kept in touch, consisting only of messages, but everything changed on her day. wedding. “I just put on my makeup, 10 minutes left before the entrance, and my mother told me that Joanna was here. He walked in the door and I thought:he is my clone‘. It was a great moment,” he said. Then their relationship became even stronger.
And it was only in July 2023 that they spent some time alone for the first time in Copenhagen (Denmark): “On our recent trip, people recognized us as mother and daughter. because we looked the same and acted the same. We do the same jokes. We move the same way and we smile the same way. I was amazed at how quickly we bonded, it was incredible.” But their meetings don’t end there. In fact, they are already planning to meet Jenny’s adoptive parents and her two sons, Oliver and Finneas, in October.