Parenthood
Woman only has locket photo of birth mom for 50 years but then finally finds her
Sarah always wanted to meet her biological mom, but all she had was her photo in a locket. More than 50 years later, her wish came true.
Irene Markianou
05.11.22

What’s not to love about Mother’s Day? Every year, women who have children are happy to celebrate with their offspring, while the latter, too, tend to offer them beautiful presents and thank them for bringing them to life.

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Over the last 53 years, Colorado woman Sarah Kleinhans used to say “Happy Mother’s Day” to the woman who adopted her when she was a 14-month-old baby.

However, at the same time, she always wanted to meet her biological mother and thank her for bringing her to life.

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Kleinhans moved from Seoul to the US when she was only 14 months old. At that time, her mother who was Asian knew that she could not offer her the best quality of life, so she decided to let her go and get adopted by an American family living in New Hampshire.

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YouTube - CBS Los Angeles

Indeed, the baby and her brother were adopted and spent their life happily. But she always knew that she just had to meet her birth mother.

Kleinhans had been given a locket that had her own picture as a baby, and also her mother’s picture.

She spent decades looking at the photo and wanting to find out more about her biological mom, whose name was Pok Cha.

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“Every year on my birthday, I think of you,” Kleinhans said in an interview with CBS. “I look out and I go, ‘Are you alive? Are you thinking about me?'”

Indeed, more than 50 years after they were separated, Sarah met her birth mother for the first time.

When she found out that Cha lived in Koreatown, she knew that she had to drive all the way to her and meet her in person.

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YouTube - CBS Los Angeles

Indeed, she spoke with her mother on the phone and they decided to meet. So, Sarah took her two children and drove to Monrovia right before Mother’s Day in order to meet her birth mother and for her children to meet her too.

But Cha was not alone. She had her other daughter, Lynda, with her as well. So, it was finally time for mother and daughter to reunite, but also for half-sisters to get to know each other.

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In fact, Kleinhans met Lynda first on the internet, when they had both gone through a DNA test through 23 and Me. Lynda had been looking for her half-sister for 15 years, but they only found each other lately and they were looking forward to meeting in person.

Indeed, when Cha arrived, mother and daughter couldn’t do anything else but fall in each other’s hug and enjoy it after so many years.

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Kleinhans took her mother and her half-sister inside and they started talking about all the years that they lost. She also asked her birth mother whether the man she believed was her biological father was actually that, and Cha said that he actually was.

The elderly woman also met her grandchildren and they all couldn’t be happier about that.

What an amazing story!

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Watch mother and daughter reunite in the video below!

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By Irene Markianou
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Irene Markianou is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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