Woman to reunite with child she thought died 30 years ago thanks to DNA test
A woman has recently reunited with her 29-year-old son, who she believed had died shortly after she gave birth.
Nearly 30 years ago, when Tina Bejarano was 17, she gave birth to her son. Sadly, she was told by her mother that the baby died only 15 minutes after it was born.
However, it turns out Tina’s mom had actually put the baby for adoption in secret. In an interview with FOX, Tina shares:
“The next day, [my mother] comes back to tell me: ‘The baby died 15 minutes after it was born. It never made it. It was sick.”
Although Tina believed her baby was gone, she and her husband Eric Gardere celebrated her lost son’s birthday every year.
“It was a hard time every year. I would get depressed. I would cry all the time.”
Until 2017, when something unbelievable happened. Tina’s daughters encouraged her to take a DNA test.
After she got the results, she received an email that completely changed her life.
The email was from a New Jersey man. He messaged Tina that they need to talk because the results show that they are related, and he is her lost son.
She couldn’t believe it. After 30 years, she was finally happy again to see her baby. Kristin was adopted by a caring family 5 days after he was born, and he grew up in Las Vegas. Tina and Kristin, now 29, talked about his life in Las Vegas and his family – a loving wife and a baby.
He is constantly sending his mom pictures of him and the baby. They look really happy after finding each other. Tina’s heart was melting.
“Looking at him just makes me want to cry.”
Even though Eric is not the biological father of Kristin, he shares they have a very strong connection, and he feels like he is.
“We’ve been communicating with Kristin for a few months now. He calls me dad, I call him son. I text him every morning.”
Luckily, on Nov. 24, Kristin’s family is going to visit Tina and Eric for their real reunion.
They would get to finally hug each other, and talk about everything they missed out.
Hopefully, this story will inspire other separated families to never give up on finding their loved ones.