Woman Searches for Birth Mother 28 Years After She Was Abandoned at a Hospital

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Sep 17, 2015   |   7:18PM   |   Denver, CO

In Colorado, Andrea Klug-Napier is using Facebook to help her search for her birth mother who abandoned her in Idaho. Klug-Napier was born at Kootenai Medical Center in Idaho on April 30, 1987 and a newspaper headline about her birth said, “Baby’s mother gives police the slip.” At the hospital, the mother used the name Amy Dee Beach and disappeared a half-hour after giving birth. Later police discovered that her name and references were all phony.

The article said the following about Klug-Napier’s mother: “Described as “uptight” and “attractive” by nurses who cared for her, the woman spoke of surrendering the child for adoption when she arrived at the hospital during the final stage of labor, a police detective said. […] Locating the mother is crucial not only for legal purposes, but because the natural family’s medical history will help guide the infant’s care.”

On Facebook, Klug-Napier said she isn’t looking for a mother and father because she already has a family. She explained, “I want to clarify that I am not looking for a mother or father, I have both and they are more than amazing, loving, kind, and wonderful. I am looking for my biological mother. I want to thank her for taking care of herself because I was a very healthy and happy baby. I want to also thank her for going to a hospital where I was surrounded by people that only wanted the best for me.”


However, the 28-year-old explained that she is looking to find out more information about her medical history because she wants to have a family of her own. She said, “Now that I’m older, and possibly going to start a family someday soon, I thought I would go ahead and do it [look for her birth mom.”

Klug-Napier lived in Idaho until she was 16 and then her family moved to Colorado. She’s known her whole life that she’s adopted and is very thankful to her adoptive parents for the life she has. She concluded, “I’ve had an amazing life with my parents, I just want to find some medical history. If there’s more that I find out, that’s great.”

According to ABC News, the message on Facebook has garnered more than 1,500 shares and numerous messages.