There are very few facts about an adoptive woman meeting her birth family in Illinois recently.
But one thing is clear from a video capturing the family’s meeting for the first time in 27 years – joy.
The Daily Mail reports the 27-year-old adoptive woman found an old letter, blanket and photograph from her birth parents that prompted her search. Eventually, she learned where her biological parents lived and contacted them. A video captured their emotional first meeting in Elgin, Illinois.
Walking into her biological parents’ home, the young woman greets her birth mother. The two embrace quickly and don’t let go, both with tears in their eyes. Her birth father also cries as he embraces his daughter for the first time.
While little is known about the family and their journeys, their story is a beautiful glimpse at the power of adoption. Never an easy option, adoption can be an extremely painful decision for birth parents. But it also a loving, self-sacrificial choice that puts the child’s needs and best interests above all else.
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