Mother, daughter reunited after 71 years

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Updated: 9/08/2013 10:42 am

PASO ROBLES, Calif. (AP) — Brooke Mayo never stopped thinking of the rosy-cheeked little girl she gave up for adoption nearly three-quarters of a century ago.

One thing she was certain of, however, was that she'd never again see the baby she had named Delphine.

That is until Delphine, whose adoptive parents renamed her Patricia, walked through the door of Mayo's Paso Robles home.

The San Luis Obispo Tribune reported Sunday that Mayo, now 89, believed a hospital worker who had lied to her in 1945, telling her that her daughter had died.

Mayo's daughter, now 71, was in her 50s before she learned she was adopted.

That knowledge set off a relentless search that lasted 20 years.

The search culminated earlier this summer, with a joyful mother-daughter reunion in Paso Robles.


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