Even if it takes a lifetime, it is said that the best things in life are worth the wait.

Over 80 years had passed since Lena Pierce last saw her daughter, but on a chilly, snowy day in January 2016, she was at last reunited with the child she had been forced to give up in 1933 when she was only a teenager.

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A Long Island family adopted Eva Mae and reared her as Betty Morrell. As an only child, she yearned for siblings. She was unaware that her mother had a large family who would all be excited to see her in the future.

Before learning that she was adopted, Betty had no idea who her real family was. She acknowledged that she was ignorant of the details of the adoption.

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When she confronted her mother, she learned that she had been adopted and that her true mother had passed away. Betty understands now why she said that—she didn’t want her to look.

Betty disregarded it for years before her mother’s passing and the emergence of some circumstantial evidence. According to her aunt, Betty used to be Eva and was born in Utica. Betty embarked on a 50-year hunt for her biological mother as a result of this.

She was aware of how much her family loved her. But she sensed that something was lacking. She was just driven insane by it.

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She began by making phone calls to each hospital in Utica. One who had two children on February 11, 1933, one of them was a daughter named Eva, responded to her.

In 1983, the adoption agency sent Betty a letter, but she was unable to get any further information since her adoption was closed at the time. Despite the setback, Betty continued with her life on Long Island until she relocated to Florida.

Betty would put off looking for her biological mother until Kimberly Miccio, one of her grandkids, became 12 years old.

When Kimberly found a break in September 2015, she had been searching for her grandmother’s long-lost relatives for twenty years. On Ancestry.com, she located a distant relative who introduced her to Millie Hawk, one of Lena’s children.

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Not only did they learn that Betty had at least one more sister, but they also learned that her biological mother was still alive! Later in childhood, she learned she had two brothers and four sisters.

Lena was pleased to learn her kid had been located, and Betty was happy to see her mom after all these years finally.

After talking with Betty, Millie went to visit her mother, who was about to attend a bingo game at the fire station next door to her Hallstead, Pennsylvania apartment, and broke the good news to her.

She started crying and lost it. Millie stated that the woman was crying so hard that she was unable to attend bingo.

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They decided to meet up in person after being able to communicate over the phone. An emotional reunion between an 82-year-old daughter and a 96-year-old mother took place at the Greater Binghamton Airport one day in January 2016. It was exceptional not just because of how much time had passed but also because of the women’s ages.

It was amazing. Kimberly noted that they were both sobbing.

Following their reunion, the two remained in contact, and Betty became particularly close to her sister Millie. It’s an interaction that not many individuals her or her mother’s age have, Betty, noted. The best possible outcome for her was achieved.

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Just in time for Lena’s passing a few months later, in October 2016, they were reunited.

This story is very charming! Betty searched for 50 years before finding what she was looking for.

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