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Young man's Facebook search for mother goes viral in Switzerland

National News // Jan. 19, 2017

A young man’s search for his mother has gone viral on Facebook. Marco Hauenstein is 19 years old and has spent his whole life in foster care in cantons Aargau and Zurich.

Marco's Mother Young man's Facebook search for mother goes viral in Switzerland

He doesn’t have much to go on. Not even being sure which canton he was born in. He knows his mother was a drug addict, and as a baby he had to be treated for withdrawal symptoms.

He moved around with foster families, in Aargau, Zurich and now Zug. All he has is a picture of a young woman he believes is his mother.

His Facebook plea has been shared more than 7,000 times – and Marco says he’s overwhelmed by positive and supportive messages.

He may be getting closer. A woman claiming to be an aunt has got in touch. A meeting is arranged. 

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