Mother and Dauther Reunited After Nearly 40 years

1 decade 3 years 11 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
AP-MO--Mother-DautherReu 10-10 0144 AP-MO--Mother-Dauther Reunited After nearly 40 years, woman reunited with daughter FARMINGTON, Mo. (AP) -- Rena Moten is reunited with the daughter she gave up nearly 40 years ago, and it's all thanks to a friendly chat with a stranger at a bingo game. Moten struck up a conversation in January with Mary Kernan at a bingo game in Farmington. She told of how, as a 16-year-old unwed mother in 1966, she decided to put up her three-month-old daughter for adoption in Ashland, Kentucky. Kernan had dabbled in genealogy on the Internet and began searching for the child. Eventually, she learned the 39-year-old woman lives in Winthrop, Georgia, and is named Missy Hogsten. In September, mother and daughter were reunited in Georgia. They spent two weeks together. Moten says, quote, "My heart's been mended." (Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.) AP-NY-10-10-05 1124EDT

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