MIDDLETOWN, OH (FOX19) - A Middletown native is desperately searching for her long-lost brothers that she has not seen in more than a decade.
Heather Adams made many memories with her four half-brothers when they all lived in Middletown about 12 years ago.
"We used to have fun playing," Adams said.
She clings to what she can remember of them because the photos she once had are gone.
"I had pictures of them, and I lost them when I moved. When I lost them, it hurt me," Adams said. "I couldn't find them, and I sat there and cried forever. I tore things apart left and right trying to find them."
Years later, life has led Adams to a new home in Kentucky where she's established her own family. She has two other brothers she never lost contact with.
For years though, it's felt like something is missing.
"It's been very rough not knowing where they were or anything like that," Adams said.
The empty hole in her heart is one she said can only be filled by Brian, Jacob, William and Casey Coomer.
When Adams was in third grade, she said the boys, all six-years-old or younger, were put into the care of children's services.
She hasn't seen them since then. They would be teenagers now.
"It tore me apart. I balled my eyes out," Adams said.
Using tools like social media, she is trying to track them down.
"I've been searching for them the whole time," Adams said. "I tried looking for them on Facebook and different things."
In the end, no matter how long it takes to find them, she's hoping for a happy ending and a one-of-a-kind reunion.
"I hope they see this and know that I'm looking for them," Adams said. "I would like them to eventually get to know their nieces and nephews too."
Adams said she is also looking for her step-sister, Tiffany Hale.
She doesn't know where her siblings might be living now, but believes some of them may still reside in Ohio.
It's possible they may have been adopted and could have different last names.
If you can think you can help Adams reconnect with her family, please send an email to FOX19 NOW reporter Jessica Schmidt at firstname.lastname@example.org.