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The mother who raised her daughter for adoption meets her 47 years later

A mother told her newborn baby how much she loved her, thinking it would be the last moment she would spend with her daughter. However, this prediction may have been wrong, but will their meeting go as expected?

Now in her 70s, Christine “Chris” Shirley was 17 years old in the 1960s when she was sent to a home for unmarried mothers. She became pregnant through her high school boyfriend, who refused to marry her.

Having no support and giving up the newborn baby, the young mother’s heart broke when she couldn’t hold her daughter after birth.

Christine Shirley holding hands with Teresa Stinson [left]; Christine Shirley and Teresa Stinson hug [right].┃Source: youtube.com/ABCNews

All are adults and have been searching for decades; adopters Teresa Stinson always wanted to know why her biological mother let her go. The adoption led her to believe that something was wrong with her. She expressed:

“Even as a kid… I internalized that too much and it became a point where I had a really bad self-image, and I was never good enough.”

However, she is completely unaware that her blood mother is also trying to find her. One obstacle for them is the law in Ohio that keeps adoption records private.

Teresa Stinson is talking on the phone. ┃ Source: youtube.com/ABCNews

In 2013, however, a new bill was introduced, giving adoptees access to their birth certificates. The bill was officially implemented in 2015.

When Stinson, 47, opened her original birth certificate, She started to cry. From there, she figured out how to find her biological mother’s phone number, ready to call her and hear her voice for the first time.

Teresa Stinson is driving.┃Source: youtube.com/ABCNews

Picking up the phone, her blood mother answered, and Stinson explained who she was. At the time, Shirley, 66, replied in complete disbelief, shout:

“You’re kidding me… It could be my daughter. It could be my daughter. God, I can’t believe this. It’s my daughter.”

The two began talking on the phone when Shirley reassured Stinson that she never wanted to give up.

Christine Shirley holds Teresa Stinson’s face in her hands and looks at her lovingly .┃Source: youtube.com/ABCNews

After that, the duo decided to meet face to face and as soon as they saw each other, they hugged each other, not wanting to let go. Stinson expressed:

“Oh my gosh, you are real!”

Aside from bloodline, these two have a lot in common. These similarities include hobbies like gardening and like similar foods. There was also an immediate sense of familiarity between the pair. Shirley said. “It’s like she never left.”

Recalling the last moment she saw her newborn baby, Shirley talks about her newborn baby’s tiny hands. Mother speak:

“The last time I saw her, I looked through the glass window and I saw her little fingers and part of her head.”

Moments after meeting her biological daughter, she asked if she could hold her hand. This little moment seems to say that I will hold these hands forever and never let go.

https://news.amomama.com/284147-it-was-she-was-never-gone-mom-who-gave-d.html The mother who raised her daughter for adoption meets her 47 years later

Dais Johnston

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