(AP ) Alive all along: Brooke Mayo, 89, holds a 1993 photo of her daughter, Patricia, whom she gave up for adoption in 1942. After more than seven decades, mother and daughter were reunited this summer.
Woman Reunited with Daughter She Gave Up for Adoption 71 Years Ago
SEPTEMBER 10, 2013
Brooke Mayo never stopped thinking of the rosy-cheeked little girl she gave up for adoption nearly three-quarters of a century ago.
She was certain, though, that she'd never again see the child she had named Delphine. After all, she'd been told in 1945 that the girl had died.
Indeed, it wasn't until this past July that the little girl, whose adoptive parents had renamed her Patricia, walked through the door of Mayo's Paso Robles home.
'I was in a daze,' the 89-year-old woman told the San Luis Obispo Tribune, which reported on the reunion Sunday. 'I'm still in a daze. I can't believe this. The people I talk to say it's like a book or a movie or something, it's just so amazing.'Read more: Daily Mail