Posted at 13:30h
, Family Law
Nicole Belkin, a 29-year-old living in Las Vegas, NV, never gave up on finding her biological sibling
. She and her brother, Jason Burnette, were both born in Lexington, South Carolina and put up for adoption as infants. After tracking down and meeting her biological parents, Belkin set out to find her brother. She spent years exploring every avenue available to her but had no luck. Because Burnette was born two years before Belkin, he had no siblings listed on his original birth and adoption documents.
In late June, Belkin wrote about the search for her brother on Facebook. The post quickly went viral, with nearly 30,000 shares. Soon after, Burnette’s friend saw the post and tagged 31-year-old Jason, who reached out to Belkin through his adoptive sister. Belkin learned that Jason Burnette was, in fact, her brother—and he lived in Charleston, South Carolina.
Through a GoFundMe
campaign, Belkin raised enough funds to travel to Charleston for some much-needed family time with her long-lost brother. She is currently raising money for travel expenses for Burnette and his wife to meet other members of their biological family.