25. June 2019 - 0:00

Finding a Baby from 1975, Around the Globe, Tuesday, 25. June 2019

#findingababyfrom1975

In 1975, there was a couple who migrated from Egypt to Sydney.

They had a newborn girl that was in Egypt under the care of her grandmother, while the couple established themselves in Sydney and had enough money to support their daughter. As one can imagine, espacially a parent, being seperated from your newborn under these circumstances brought a lot of heartache and desperation.

At this time, they were settled in Sydney and had made a means to survive. They desperately seeked to have their baby home with them to start their new life in Australia.

So, in their depseration, they pleaded to their priest back home in Egypt to find someone he knew there, who was coming to Australia. Someone that he trusted enough to bring their baby girl to her parents in Sydney.

An act that today, would be unheard of.
It is all they had.
Faith that someone would unite their family again. Entrusting a human, or humanity rather, to bring her home.

The priest happened to know a woman that would soon be travelling to Sydney to live. She was a soft-spoken and kind woman, and in her nature, unquestioningly agreed to care for the baby and deliver her to her parents in Sydney.


There’s no tragic ending to this story. The woman took the baby in her care as if she were her own, boarded a plane for the first time in her life to come to Sydney Australia and start her new life with her husband. She delivered the baby safely to her parents, and has lost touch with all of them since.

This woman was my mother.

And after 23 years of knowing her I did not know about this until recently and felt so compelled to find this baby from 1975. So in an effort to find her, I’m reaching out to the global community to share this story in the hopes of finding her.

I believe in the power of social media, and anyone that has facebook would probably agree. When people come together I think we can achieve anything - and this is something small that doesn't require a lot of effort.

PLEASE invite all your friends on facebook, share it, tell your family, cats, goldfishes, plants, and invite as many people as you know, especially if you are affiliated with any Coptic Egyptian communities.

Help get this hashtag trending #findingababyfrom1975

My goal is to reuinite this woman and my mother by Christmas day this year. Who knows, maybe she won't know this story until seeing this!

If you're reading this and you are the baby from 1975, know that you've had an 'almost' stranger praying for you since you came to Sydney and I think it would be beautiful for you and her to meet!

Peace and love,
Martha

#findingababyfrom1975

Finding a Baby from 1975

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