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12-13-2009, 05:43 PM #1
||...Teen finds dad on net after 9 years...||
A SCHOOLGIRL will celebrate her first Christmas with her dad this year - after
tracking him down on the internet. Jess Broadley, 14, found Kevin Roberts
on a social networking website after a nine-year search.
She sent him a friend request with a message reading: "Hi I believe you're my
dad I've been looking for you for a long time and thought it would be time we
got in contact as I'm 14 now. Hope you contact me back." Kevin remembered
a brief fling with her mum Helen, 36, in 1995 - and when he saw Jess's profile
picture "knew she was part of me".
The teen, of Colwyn, North Wales, said: "I was so nervous when I sent Dad
the message. "When I first saw him, he was not what I thought he'd look like
- he looked older than my friend's dad!"
Kevin, 43, had recently created a Facebook account as he faced his first
Christmas alone after splitting from his wife and moving into a B&B. He said:
"It is truly amazing. I had always slightly longed for a daughter."
Helen, who brought up Jess with hubby Peter Broadley and his two kids, said:
"Speaking to Kevin again is a bit weird, but he's made her very happy so I am
12-13-2009, 09:37 PM #2