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Reunited at last: Livermore woman finds long-lost birth mom in Oklahoma

Original post made on Dec 28, 2018

Kelly Franco's path to find her birth mother has been a 52-year meandering and seemingly futile route. But this year, with the help of DNA testing service 23&Me, it finally became a reality.

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Posted by Kath
a resident of Birdland
on Dec 28, 2018 at 6:57 pm

My name is Katharine. I'm the founder of The discussion here is very relevant to my site, which is now the largest Adoption Registry in the world, designed to help people reunite very quickly with their family through mutual consent and the use of DNA and other very effective new tools. Visit to have a look. Members can reach me directly any time they need to by clicking Support on any page of the site. I look forward to connecting with you!

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Posted by Juanita
a resident of Alisal Elementary School
on Dec 31, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Juanita is a registered user.

Keep up your good work Kath, but when you say you help family reconnect, I can’t help but wonder what does that make the adopting parents who cared, fed and love their adoptive children all their lives. And why does the article celebrate the discovery of the long lost biological mother with no acknowledgement of the adoptive mom? Its sad to me especially when there are so many children who need to be adopted into loving homes. Why would any one go through all the red tape, agency interrogations, etc to adopt only to have the heart ache of being considered not the real mom.

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Posted by Steve
a resident of Pleasanton Heights
on Jan 4, 2019 at 12:46 am

Juanita, the article gives credit to the adoptive mother which also includes a picture of both mothers. The biological mom also wrote a letter to the adoptive mom thanking her for all her efforts. With that said, I do understand your concern regarding the adoptive parents getting their due. In this case it appears to be a very happening ending/beginning.

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