Kelly Urich


Local woman searches for her birthparents

Leanna Launer, a local Kansas Citian, is on the search to find her birthparents.  Born on March 14, 1985, Leanna was adopted at 1. Unfortunately, she has never met her birthparents but dearly wants to.

In an attempt to find her birthparents, last week, Leanna posted a photo of her and story on Facebook in hopes that it will become viral—and it has. Since posting her photo, she has received more than 12,000 likes and shares, with many people offering to help Leanna.

"I want to hug them and tell them I'm not mad at them," Leanna said.

After her story took off, a social worker who handled Leanna’s adoption got in contact with her. While Leanna has spoken with the social worker over the phone, she is planning on meeting with the social worker later today. There is a good chance that this social worker will be able to provide some vital clues to Leanna’s search.  

"When you are adopted there is a hole in your heart, you want to know who you are where you come from you want to know if you have any brothers and sisters out there," Leanna said.

Leanna is also a mother of an 8-year-old and 5-year-old and would like to her kids to know their grandparents.

"I'm not going to give up searching for them," she said.

- Kelly Urich 

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04/30/2014 7:38AM
Local woman searches for her birthparents
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