Watch the mother and son reuniting after 44 years
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When Diana Laney, from Clarksville, Tennessee, USA, was 21, her husband left her with their two children. She was taking care of her two children alone.
Diana then found out that she was pregnant again with her third child. She knew she couldn’t take care of one more child at the time so she decided to put the child for adoption.
Diana gave birth to a boy named Casey and put him for adoption. She thought she would never see her son again but they met again 44 years later.
When Casey’s biological sister Mimi came to know that she had a brother who was adopted, she started searching for him.
It took her 17 years to search her brother and finally, she came across his adoptive sister, Mayra.
When Mayra told Casey about his past, he was so delighted to meet his family.
They decided to meet on Thanksgiving. Both, Casey and Diana were nervous. Diana thought her son would get mad for putting him up for adoption.
Mimi said: “I was never given a reason for why my mum didn’t tell me about Casey. I found out from my ex-sister-in-law and held a grudge for a very long time. I was never really that close with my other siblings, so after I found out I had another brother, I just thought that he [Casey] was the one I was meant to be close with – so my goal became to find him.”
“Before the internet became what it is today, I joined every adoption forum I could, posting his birthdate and seeing who I could find. Finally, I had a breakthrough a few months ago, when someone on Facebook assisted my search with the use of a database, from there I received his name.”
“I cried, it was so surreal and exciting, yet scary all at the same time. I always feared that he may not want to know me. After finding Marya on Facebook, eventually I was put in touch with Casey and we texted for two days before speaking on the phone, where we agreed to meet on Thanksgiving.”
When Casey and Diana met, they both hugged each other and were left in tears. Finally, the mother and son met after 44 years. The reunion left everyone in tears.
Mimi said: “My mum was so nervous, I had to basically cook the entire meal because she couldn’t even hold anything. She keeps telling me how thankful she is for what I’ve done for her, she never imagined how wonderful it would all be.”
“Casey even asked her [Diana] if he could call her mum – she was so excited she cried.”
Casey said: “Diana was worried I’d be mad at her for giving me up for adoption, but I was put into the most loving family I ever could’ve had. I’m very happy for the family I have and now I have even more.”
“I hope to see my biological family as much as possible, my wife and I have invited them to come visit us in Kansas.”
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