An 88 Year Old Mother Finally Found Her Daughter After 69 Years

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Genevieve Purinton was told 69 years ago that she could not see her baby after given birth. The doctors said that the baby had died right after the birth. “I said I wanted to see the baby…They told me she died” (FoxNews). For sixty-nine years, this 88-year-old mother thought that her daughter was dead. “Genevieve Purinton, now 88, gave birth to Moultroup in 1949 at a hospital in Indiana. When she asked the staff if she could see her baby, they informed her the child had not survived” (Fox8).

Even though Genevieve thought that her daughter was dead, Connie Moultroup was alive, living in Southern California with her adopted family (WTHR). In the post from WTHR, an author wrote that when Connie was just five years old, her adoptive mother had died from cancer. After Connie’s adopted mother died, her adopted father had re-married to a women who was very abusive towards Connie. Because of this tragedy, Connie had had the same Christmas wish every year since she was little. This wish was to find her biological mother (WTHR). “Last Christmas, Connie received an Ancestry DNA kit, which helped her track down a cousin, and then her biological mother. ‘In a lifetime of wanting this. I remember being five-years-old and wishing I could find my mother,’ Moultroup says” (6ABC).

“She found what she thought was the name of her mom, but reportedly turned out to be her cousin. She gave her newly-discovered cousin the name of Purinton, and the cousin said: ‘That’s my aunt and she’s still alive.'” (FoxNews). Thanks to the useful kits to finding ancestors, this reunited family discovered many other relatives that were unknown to Connie and Genevieve. “‘It took me a while to use it, but when I finally got the results I went from having only three known relatives (a daughter and two grandchildren), to 1,600 relatives. I was floored,’ Moultroup said.” (Fox8).

“Before she and her daughter reunited, Purinton thought she was the last surviving member of her immediate family, she told WTVT. Her brothers and sisters had died, and she never had any children after 1949, she told the local station.” (ABCNews). When the news came that Genevieve and Connie had found each other, the two were in tears. “‘I met my mother and my cousin in person, and we cried. It was just a crying fest,’ Moultroup said. ‘Not everybody has this kind of outcome when looking for their parents, but I recommend you give it a try, you don’t know what will happen.’ ” (Fox8).

Connie went through a rough childhood. Considering that she never knew her biological mother, her adoptive mother dying, and her step mother being very abusive, Connie had a very miserable childhood. In spite of this, Connie Moultroup persevered through it all and never gave up. In the end, she got her Christmas wish and even more relatives than she thought.

 

Sources: https://fox8.com/2018/12/08/mother-88-reunited-with-daughter-she-was-told-died-at-birth-69-years-ago/

https://www.wthr.com/article/dna-kit-reunited-mother-88-daughter-she-thought-died-69-years-ago

https://www.foxnews.com/us/florida-mom-88-reunited-with-daughter-she-thought-had-died-in-childbirth

https://6abc.com/family/mother-reunites-with-daughter-she-thought-had-died-69-years-earlier/4905241/

https://abcnews.go.com/US/dna-kit-reunites-88-year-mother-daughter-thought/story?id=59729113

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