Woman meets daughter 70 years after giving her up for adoption

Woman meets daughter 70 years after giving her up for adoption

A 90-year-old Louisiana woman who put her new baby up for adoption better than 70 years prior to now has been reunited with her daughter due to a DNA examine.

Elizabeth Pullen of Lafayette acknowledged she under no circumstances thought she would see her daughter as soon as extra after giving her up for adoption in 1948 whereas dwelling in North Carolina. Pullen moved to Louisiana years later nonetheless under no circumstances gave up hope of reuniting with her baby girl, she suggested KATC.

“She’s definitely my daughter,” Pullen suggested the station. “She’s definitely my lost daughter.”

Pullen’s granddaughter, Wanda LeBlanc, obtained a DNA tools last Christmas, and the outcomes led the family to her closest match, a woman named Lynne Wray, 70, whom LeBlanc had under no circumstances beforehand heard of.

“I just emailed her right away,” LeBlanc suggested the station. “I had to know who she was.”

LeBlanc then discovered that Wray was her aunt — and Pullen’s daughter.

Wray later acquired the choice she had been prepared her full life to acquire, she suggested the station.

“I got a phone call from my mother and she said, ‘I’m your mother, and you’re my daughter,’” Wray recalled.

Wray then flew to Louisiana inside a month of the choice and later met Pullen for the first time at a park in Lafayette on May 6. They stood back-to-back sooner than dramatically turning spherical to get that first glimpse, video displays.

“I thought we were never going to turn around,” Wray suggested the station earlier this month.

Wray acknowledged achieved her DNA 4 years prior to now to complete her medical historic previous and had no idea that it’d in the end change her life perpetually.

“I got so much more than what I was looking for,” she acknowledged.

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