Woman Searches for Mom Years after She Left Her at the Hospital, Finds Siblings Who Were Also Deserted by Her
A woman needed to find answers surrounding her birth years after she was born. Amid her search, she found out her mom had birthed many other kids in the same pattern as hers.
Andrea Klug-Napier lived a relatively normal life with her adoptive parents, but her story was nothing short of unique. When she grew older, Klug-Napier went in search of her birth mother.
Amid her extensive search, she uncovered a series of web-like stories connecting her to several other people with the same birth pattern as hers. Here's all she discovered.
AMY DEE BEACH'S STORY
In 1987, a local hospital in Coeur d'Alene received an unusual visitor. Not unusual for her round baby bump or for the fact that she was in labor, but for being alone without luggage or baby items.
The woman checked into the maternity ward, signing in with the name Amy Dee Beach. Her story was even more mysterious as she shared that she was single and unemployed.
Amy Dee stated that she was from California and had been visiting friends in Idaho before she went into labor. By 6:30 a.m., the woman gave birth to a healthy baby girl and was transferred to another ward to rest.
However, the new mom stayed with her baby for 12 hours and disappeared. The doctors could not fathom what happened, but it was clear that the woman known as Amy Dee had abandoned her newborn daughter.
The child was named Baby Girl Beach until the Klugs, a couple from Idaho adopted her. The Klugs, who had been childless, were grateful to raise Baby Girl Beach, renamed Andrea Klug.
As of 2017, Andrea had become a fine young woman and a successful medical office manager at 31. Andrew grew up a happy child, learning gymnastics, swimming, and how to play the piano. Her adoptive mom, Beverly Klug, once said about her:
"This was, you know, such a dream that we had had for so long. When they brought her out, here came this beautiful, beautiful little girl."
As an adult, the adopted child felt accomplished except for the nagging feeling of void. Andrea Klug, who had married Joseph Napier, knew she needed answers to her birth mysteries. Because she knew she was adopted, she felt the urge to know about her birth mom, so her quest began.
Before she started her search, Andrea had a few clues, pointing to who she was and how she came to be. She also had "Baby Girl Beach" tattooed on her body. She stated all she knew about herself:
"They told me I was abandoned at the hospital, and I could not believe it. This story is crazy."
Andrea stated that despite how she turned out, there seemed always to be a void that needed to be filled. She told 20/20 in an interview:
"There's always going to be a void that you don't know about. I just have always wanted to meet whoever she was. I just wanted to look like somebody. I just thought that I would never really know."
The medical officer manager started her quest by sharing a post on social media with a signpost that told her story. Her post went viral and connected her to a genetic genealogist, CeCe Moore.
HOW SHE WENT ABOUT HER SEARCH
Moore and Andrea worked together and were led up to the hospital where the latter was born. They met a nurse, Kim Beckman, who knew about Andrea and had cared for her when she was a newborn.
The pair found an admission form at the hospital that bore the birth mom's fingerprint and Andrea's baby footprints. She then enlisted the assistance of the Post Falls Police Department.
Not much could be done because the birth mom's fingerprints were not found in the police database. However, a DNA examination connected some dots.
Andrea's DNA matched someone else's in a DNA database. It was also discovered that Andrea had multiple siblings. She wasted no time jetting off to see the first sibling found in Wisconsin. Andrea stated about meeting her sibling and said:
"I was so nervous for her to open the door. I just didn't know what to expect. She opened the door, and there was Heather."
With her sister Heather, Andrea uncovered more details about her biological mom and family. Heather explained that their mother was named Deirdre, but she was called Cindy. Their dad was called Dwight.
Heather also revealed that their mom had a son two years after Andrea was born, but their mom died during childbirth. Unfortunately, the baby did not survive too. Andrea shared how she had felt. She said:
"When I heard that news, I just … I just came to a stop, I will never be able to meet her. All this time I thought maybe somebody was thinking about me and where I was, but she hadn't. It feels like I just lost somebody and that I didn't even know."
The ladies searched for their birth dad and found him alive. Dwight revealed that he had no idea his late wife had birthed many babies. He added that he never knew Cindy was pregnant.
Cindy has been diagnosed with unattended birth associated with a psychotic disorder in a document collated after her death.
According to psychiatrist Susan Hatters-Friedman, Cindy suffered a condition called denial of pregnancy, where the patient knows they are pregnant but pushes it off their mind.
During the search for her mother, Andrea not only found Heather but another sister from Washington named Marysia. There was also a baby boy who had grown into a 35-year-old man.
BEN TVEIDT'S STORY
Another story of adoption that CeCe Moore handled was the story of a foundling, who was found near a Salvation Army van. The baby had been abandoned in a carton, and his cries alerted two boys who cycled nearby.
The pair wasted no time carrying him home, and that baby became Ben Tveidt. Tveidt shared that he learned about the circumstances of his birth when he was 11-years-old. He had been shattered by the news but was determined to rediscover his identity.
As an adult, Tveidt sought out Moore, and with her DNA expertise, she was able to connect the dots. Moore found that Tveidt's DNA matched a much older man, who was a veteran soldier.
Ben was taken aback by the discovery and was even more emotional when he was told his birth father lived 20 minutes from where he was. All the young man could think of was how to go in search of his father and get some answers.