"We never thought we'd find each other"
Robin Adair Passey, Arizona

Robin never forgot the daughter she gave birth to at the age of 15. She’d counted the baby’s fingers and toes. The girl was perfect — and she never saw her again.

Becky wanted to find her birth mother from the time she discovered she’d been adopted. She wanted to know where she came from.

Becky was engaged when she took a MyHeritage DNA test, with her fiance’s support, to learn of her heritage.

Robin had her DNA tested a part of a family history project.

What a welcome surprise it was when Robin received a notification that she had a MyHeritage DNA Match — a 49.1% shared DNA match indicates a parent-child connection. She’d found her daughter.

Robin and Becky are currently writing a book together describing their journey and discovery.

Watch the joyous (and teary) reunion on May 4, just a few days before the most momentous Mother’s Day in both of their lives.


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  • Phil josenhans


    July 6, 2017

    Looking for anyone related to Mae Jacobs that lived in Chicago around 1947

  • Christine Baxter


    July 6, 2017

    You are so lucky I have not found anyone from my DNA family. I want to find them so badly

  • A D Heard


    July 7, 2017

    That is a nice story. A work colleague had the surname Passey. He was descended from Hugenots who came to England as a result of religous persecution. There is street Passey Place in Eltham, London named after his ancestors.

  • Joan Gutchen


    July 7, 2017

    I would love to talk with Robin and Becky. I had the exact same experience. I delivered my baby at age 15, August 1968. She was premature, so she stayed in the hospital. I visited her daily, held her, fed her, changed her, and talked to her about what would happen when she left the hospital. I named her Erica Carolynn.
    We were reunited in September, 1989. Her adoptive parents changed her name to Dawn Michelle. Our reunion was as perfect as it could be. I was there for her wedding, as well as the birth of her two children. She used her birth name for her first child.
    Many things have happened since our reunion. My youngest daughter was a bridesmaid in her wedding. She was the maid of honor in my youngest daughters wedding. These are just two examples of how close our relationship grew over the years.
    So, Robin and Becky, if you are interested in meeting me, please respond to jagut6389@Comcast I would love to meet you to talk about our similar situations.

  • Lynn P Dougherty Halaby


    July 31, 2017

    So happy for mother and daughter , I am hoping to find my daughter who will be 49 this August 1968.I did not even get to see or hold her.After doing 23&me and Ancestry I pray to and hope for a match.

    • Esther Shuman


      July 31, 2017

      Hi Lynn,

      You can also upload your raw DNA data from those testing services to MyHeritage for free to benefit from our DNA matching as well and give yourself even more chances of finding a match. For directions, please see http://www.myheritage.com/dna/upload.

      Best,
      Esther / MyHeritage Team

  • Roxane Davis


    August 18, 2017

    These reunion stories give me hope. I have been trying to locate my father for over fifteen years now. My mom and he were both stationed at a Naval Air Station near San Antonio, TX, and I was born there in San Antonio,TX. My mom and father weren’t married, (he was separated but not divorced),and when I was six months old, my mom decided to leave and go to her older brother’s home in Los Angeles, CA. I didn’t even know that my dad, the one who raised me, was, technically, my step-father, until I was 15 yrs. old and my mom finally told me. I know what his first and last name are, he was active duty in the US Navy, stationed at Naval Air Station San Antonio in 1957-1958, his parents lived there in San Antonio and I have an older, half-sister. I started trying to find my “birth” father about ten years ago and found that even with the information I did have about him, it was going to be difficult to find him or any of his family members. I have been wanting to find out who I am, what have I inherited from my father, what is his family’s history, etc. I hope that the DNA test kit will help me make a connection with someone from his family, maybe even him.

  • Cindy Baisz


    August 19, 2017

    Looks like if lost children, siblings, parents, etc. can be traced if their DNAs match through MyHeritage database, it will be a great relief to many adopted, kidnapped humans etc.

    My adopted daughter is so curious about her background. Hopefully one day, she can traced back to who her family members are if they are also on your database.