An adopted son finds his birth parents and leads them down the aisle 36 years later

At the age of 36, an adopted man decides to phone the woman who gave birth to him – Neither of them could mentally prepare for the journey that a conversation was about to take place for them.

Michele Newman was only 16 years old when she gave birth to her biological son, the last child to be named Martin Schmidt, in a severe blizzard.

This prevents the new mother from having to leave the hospital for a few days, allowing her to spend time with her baby. Sadly, still in middle school, when she and her boyfriend Dave Lindgren broke up, she decided to give him up for adoption.

Martin Schmidt celebrates the wedding of his biological parents, Michele Newman and Dave Lindgren, as they stand in front of him and hold hands [left]; Martin Schmidt [right]. │ Source: youtube.com/WCCO – CBS Minnesota

His adoptive parents, William and Cynthia Schmidt, provided him with papers to help him find his biological father and mother when he was 18.

However, only if he is 36 years old with children and spouse he contacted his mother of the same bloodline.


When he got her hold of her, she worked at a nonprofit that fights domestic violence against men in Hilo, Hawaii. Reminiscing about the first time two long-lost family members, over a phone call, Newman remember:

“It was water supply immediately. I called my mother. Then I went back to work and told my boss, “I have to go home for the rest of the day.”

After their call, Newman decided to contact Lindgren, her high school sweetheart. He lives in Wisconsin and has been three times divorced with numerous stepchildren and stepchildren.

They talked on the phone for hours, and about four weeks later, they agreed that Lindgren would make a trip to Hawaii. Speaking of seeing her again after all these years, Lindgren recall:

“When I got off the plane in Hawaii and walked down the stairs of that airport… I could just see it – I felt it.”

Romance abounds as they spend time together swimming with manta rays and eating sushi. They eventually started dating, Newman chose to move to Wisconsin, and they decided to get married marry.


In August 2018, in front of about 100 guests under a white tent, the two said “I do” as their biological son, the original matchmaker, conducted the ceremony. At the beginning of the wedding, Schmidt expressed:

“For those who haven’t met me, I’m Martin Schmidt. I’m their son, and related or not, this is the group of people we call family.”

Speaking of what the whole journey has taught him, Lindgren, now reunited with his biological son and confidant, speak: “Miracles happen.”

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Dais Johnston

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