Tears Flows As Woman reunites with daughter she thought had died at birth nearly 70 years ago

88-year Old Genevieve Purinton who lives at an assisted living center in North Tampa. Thought she was alone. Her eight siblings died and she had no children. She gave birth just once, in 1949 when she was 18.

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.


But it turned out after 69 years, a daughter — one that she never knew she even had — walked through the door.

Connie Moultroup, 69, was adopted and lived most of her life not knowing her biological mother.

On 3rd Dec, the two reunited after a journey that began with an “Ancestry” DNA testing kit, a gift Moultroup received from her own daughter last Christmas.


“It’s been a lifetime of wanting this,” said Connie Moultroup, who arrived here from her home in Vermont. “I remember being 5 years old, wishing I could find my mother.”

As it turns out, Genevieve is not alone. She now has a daughter, granddaughter, and great grandchildren.


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