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20 Years After This Mom Gave Her Daughter Up For Adoption, A Stranger Intruded On Her Birthday Meal

On estelita murick’s 42nd birthday, she was celebrating with family at a restaurant in West Virginia when her sister came into the room. However, she said that she’d noticed some strangers hanging around outside then, when a group of intruders walked in on the celebrations. Merck couldn’t help but burst into tears.

Merg also known to those around her as Leah was born in 1975 and spent her early life growing up in New Albany Mississippi. In 1982, though, she moved to Austin Texas, then eight years after that she would up sticks to Fort Lauderdale in 2002.

Meanwhile, she subsequently relocated to Bay City in Michigan. Every day now, back to the story, merg now lives in West Virginia, where she works as a sales and marketing manager at Harbor. Freight Tools, and although the reasons for so much upheaval in her life are not known, it’s fair to say, she’s had a lot of disruption in her time, there’s still more to know about merg, however, as the 42 year old’s younger sister hope Cunningham explained to Inside Edition in 2017, merg already had two daughters at the age of 22.

She also had a difficult divorce on her plate, so when a third child came along during that period, the young mom just knew that she wouldn’t be able to cope, and, as is the case with many mothers, merg wanted her daughter to have the best upbringing.

She possibly could eventually, then she came to the conclusion that her newborn would be better off with another family, and so she made the tough choice to have the child adopted Cunningham, who is a teenager at the time told Inside Edition merg knew she wanted her child To have a better life, she struggled with it.

These are not easy decisions, but she wanted what was best for her daughter. As a consequence, merg opted to send her daughter to another family in a closed adoption. A closed adoption, which may also be referred to as a secret or confidential adoption, means that when a minor is legally adopted, some information is kept concealed. This method prevents the child.

Knowing who their birth parents are, it also restricts birth parents from finding out details about their offspring, post-adoption and, as merg had gone through this process. She therefore didn’t know anything about the child she had given up 20 years previously. Still, when merg’s family threw a dinner party in honor of the mom’s 42nd birthday in 2017,

It may have felt like something, or rather someone was missing – the daughter she had never known initially, though merg didn’t understand why the meal was so significant. Indeed, Cunningham recalled to Inside Edition Murr kept asking. Why is everyone making a big deal about this dinner, but as it happened, the meal wasn’t the only gift that murg’s family had lined up for her.

The clan were seated at CJ Maggie’s, a barbecue and pizza restaurant in Buckhannon West Virginia. In fact, they had a whole floor of the establishment to themselves and a whole host of people were there for Merv’s husband who had set up the dinner to Cunningham her husband and their four kids. Then, as everyone was settling down for the meal, Cunningham disappeared downstairs. When she returned, however, she wasn’t alone anymore. Indeed, she appeared to have found a group of strangers lurking around outside the establishment and they in turn had followed.

The mama Ford to the party Cunningham then announced to her big sister. I found some people that uh just hanging around downstairs and as murug looked at the young woman who had just walked into the room, there appeared to be an instant moment of recognition. In fact, merg burst into tears as she realized. The woman in front of her was the daughter she had given up two decades before and when the two embraced it appeared as though the emotional mom didn’t want to. Let go then, as the room sang Happy Birthday, merg finally pulled away, as her birthday surprise sank.

In merg’s daughter had been raised as Natalie Rogers and brought up in Florida, and although biological, mother and daughter hadn’t seen each other in decades, the bond between them was seemingly instant. It was almost as if the two had never been apart at all and for anyone wondering how merg gave up just one of her three daughters, there’s more to the story. Several years later, the mom had another of her daughters adopted this time. However, it was an open adoption, which means merg and the girl were able to stay in contact if they so wished or Rogers. However, getting in touch with her birth mom didn’t happen quite so easily.

In fact, if it hadn’t been for a chance conversation with her adoptive mother Anita, the reunion may never have happened. It all came from a random admission from Rogers in the summer of 2016.

During the chat, Rogers happened to express a fondness for the name Dakota, and it was then that Anita told her the truth. You see by sheer coincidence the name that merg had originally given her daughter just happened to be Dakota, love Rogers then found murgon Facebook and the pair started talking during their conversations. They realized that they share similar pastimes and interests.

Rogers also managed to connect with biological brother zian and together the siblings hatched the plan for Rogers to surprise their mom on her birthday. Furthermore, with Anita’s help, Rogers and her biological family were able to keep the whole surprise a secret. The truth was finally revealed during the celebrations, however, and ever again together, Rogers presented

merg with a scrapbook about her life, which enabled the mom to see just how her daughter had been cared for all these years. I knew one day: merg would be able to see her daughter, Cunningham explained to Inside Edition. They didn’t skip a beat Rogers fit right in like she should have been there.

Her whole life. The reunion was such an emotional moment. Merg feels whole again. See you soon in new story.