Man Reunites With Birth Family After Being Separated 67 Years

Ted had wanted all his life to meet his birth family, and after 67 years, thanks to, it finally happened.

His birth mother, Ruth, recently survived a health crisis. She said she’d been given the impression that she needed to pull through because something important was going to come. “And it did,” she says. “My son.”

“When I was giving her a hug, it felt like I’d known her forever,” said Ted.

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Rachel Skousen

Rachel has a long-held passion for adoption that was sealed through her work as the content manager at She currently works as a content specialist at, finding and sharing amazing adoption content from across the web. She is a mom of three and loves reading and napping in her spare time.

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