I love stories about family members being reunited and the one about a mom and a daughter meeting for the first time after 71 years is no different. Brooke Mayo was 17 when she got raped back in 1942 and had no other alternative but to give up her baby for adoption. The girl grew up not knowing she was adopted until 20 years ago, when she was already in her 50s.

Though it took her 20 years, Patricia finally reunited with her biological mom who, at 89, is not only alive but doing well.


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I can only imagine the first time they saw each other this past July. The reunion must have been highly emotional. Because we're sure you like family reunions just as much as we do, we've put together the following heartbreaking ones that we guarantee will have you in tears. 

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