Genevieve Purinton says she was told that her daughter died shortly after birth in 1949.
“I asked to see the baby and they said she died, that’s all I remember,” said Purinton, now 88.
But it turned out that daughter, Connie Moultroup, 69, was adopted and lived most of her life not knowing her biological mother.
On Dec. 3, the two reunited after a journey that began with an “Ancestry” DNA testing kit, a gift Moultroup received from her own daughter last Christmas.
Now a great-grandmother, Purinton and Moultroup finally locked eyes at the elder’s home in the Haley Park Apartments retirement community in Tampa, Florida.