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Spokeo Search Angel Spotlight: Connie Lynn Gray

Written by Vanessa July 10, 2013

Known as “Texas Search Angel”, Connie was adopted from the Texas state foster care system at age nine and two weeks after turning 18, she petitioned the courts for her original birth certificate and was granted access. Within two years of obtaining her records, Connie had reunited with her sisters and her parents. She’s been helping adoptees and birth families reconnect since the 1970’s and is fueled by the belief that every person is entitled to his or her own genetic history. Connie knows life is fragile and the opportunity to reunite can disappear before you know it. Though she’s fully dedicated as a volunteer searcher and adoptee rights advocate, she’s always been in the business of helping others. As an emergency room nurse she helped cared for others even throughout her own battle against kidney cancer. She now helps people in the search for homes as a real estate agent. We are proud to introduce her as one of our five 2013 Spokeo Search Angel Award winners and hope you enjoy this video that features her sharing her thoughts on search and reunion.

Posted in News Flash, Spokeo Search Angels

Director of Public Relations & Community Initiatives

Vanessa joined Spokeo in 2012 and oversees all social media, media relations and community relations efforts for Spokeo. She is especially passionate about Spokeo programs focused on search and reunion and promoting STEM careers for women and children. During her free time, she enjoys writing, DIY home decor and crafts, and eating dessert!

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  • Wayne Jennings |

    I am so proud to know you and so thankful for the answers that you found for my family. I shared the picture again early this month at our family reunion. 50 people saw it that had never seen Lydia’s son before.

  • Mary Wislon |

    Beautiful Connie!! Thanks for the wonderful work you do!

  • Kathy Brush |


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