Watch: 88-year-old finally meets daughter she thought had died in birth.
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A woman, from Tampa, Florida, was told that her baby died at birth when she gave birth when she was only 18.
Genevieve Purinton, who gave birth when she was an unmarried teenager, was devastated and spent 69 years of her life believing this lie.
But, the truth was her daughter got adopted by a couple in California.
Connie Moultroup grew up in the southern half of the Golden State. But, when her adoptive mother died, her father remarried. Moultroup’s stepmother didn’t treat her well.
“She would fantasize about her mother rescuing her since she was 5-years-old. It’s truly her lifelong dream” Moultroup’s daughter, Bonnie Chase, told Newsweek.
One day, Moultroup’s daughter gave her a DNA testing kit.
“I discovered I had a first cousin whose mother was named Genevieve Purinton. When we talked on the phone, she said, ‘That’s my aunt’s name and she’s still alive’” Moultroup said.
88-year-old Purinton was living in a Tampa, Florida, retirement center.
And finally, after so many phone conversations, the mother and daughter decided to meet.
When they met, they couldn’t stop themselves from crying. Moultroup said jokingly:
“She couldn’t deny me if she wanted to. We look exactly alike.
“It has been amazing to finally meet my mother. There was nothing but tears of joy.”
Moultroup shared a picture of herself with her mother with the caption: ‘I’ve just met my biological mother for the first time in my life!!!!! What a blessed and wonderful Christmas present!!!! It’s something I’ve dreamed of my whole life….literally.’
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