Woman Hugs Her Birth Mother for the First Time

For decades, Laurie Joncas wondered about her biological mother. Did they share the same eyes or the same smile? Joncas was adopted when she was just five days old from a Pittsburgh hospital in September of 1965. She had all but given up on finding her mom when her brother got her a DNA testing kit for Christmas in 2016. That's how she found Ann Blodgett, her biological mother who had been looking for her too. Blodgett was unmarried when she became pregnant, and was forced to give Laurie up for adoption.

The two met face to face for the first time since Laurie's birth on a South Carolina beach, with cameras rolling for their emotional reunion.



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