It took decades for a Michigan man to tell his kids that he'd fathered another child overseas, but it took less than two days for those kids to find each other through social media.
A woman estranged from her father for 17 years learned last month that he had another family, one that he had abandoned in Germany more than 30 years before.
Bryan Brewer Sr., who abused drugs as his daughter Jessica Fairbanks and her brother Bryan Brewer Jr. were growing up, was diagnosed with congestive heart failure in February and asked his daughter to visit him in a Grand Rapids, Mich., hospital.
The second time she went, “I asked him if there was anything he wanted to say to me, anything I should know about,” Fairbanks said. “He said, ‘You need to know about your half brother in Germany.’ ”