Mom Reunites With Her Daughter By Coincidence 17 Years After Putting Her Up For Adoption

Gina Crotts is a woman who put up her baby daughter for adoption back in the year 1999. However, she never thought she would get to see her again. She got pregnant at the age of 19, but the fact that she was single, and living away from home, she decided that she couldn’t keep the baby. It was 17 years later that she saw her little one, through sheer coincidence, in the window of a dance studio.

Before giving her daughter, Kalyn, away she made sure that the adoptive family would update her with the child’s life. She received pictures and information throughout the year until she was five. After that, she was updated with Kalyn’s life every year on her birthday.

 

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According to VT, Gina celebrated her daughter’s birthday every year, although she wasn’t physically present. She was never sure whether her daughter would want to meet her or even connect with her. However, sheer coincidence was at her side when Eva, Gina’s daughter, who was also updated with her sister’s life, one day pointed out a teenager in the crowd claiming it was Kalyn she was seeing.

Kalyn’s adoptive father pulled her to the side, asking her whether she would like to meet her birth mom. After Kalyn agreed, the pair finally met and have been keeping contact ever since.

 

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Gina explains how the first thing she asked her daughter was whether she was happy. She said:

She said ‘Yes’ and we were hugging, I had to pull away because I wanted to look at her. We couldn’t help but stare at each other, as we talked for longer, we would just look at each other and laugh.

 

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Gina also claims that she feels fortunate for the way her story ended up. She knows that most ‘birth moms don’t get this experience’. She said:

It really is wild to think about the odds and was such a great moment for me, I feel very fortunate. My daughter always kept a picture of her sister in her room, so if anyone was to pick her out it would be Evie.

 

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She proceeded to mention how Kalyn has pushed her to be a better person, saying:

Placing her for adoption didn’t mean I forgot about her but pushed me to be a better person, I wanted to be someone she would be proud to meet someday.

 

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Kalyn also spoke about the experience, admitting this whole thing felt like ‘opening a door to a whole other part of my life’. She said:

Here were all these people who had been loving me for 18 years, and I was just meeting them.

She also admitted that when she met her birth mom, she knew they ‘would always have a relationship from this day forward’. And that the way she met her was one of the best ways since she ‘didn’t have to worry about the anticipation and nerves’.

 

How wonderful! We wish them the very best!

 

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Source: Vt