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A mum thought her daughter died at birth; 49 years later they are reunited

Monty by Monty
March 18th, 2016

Brace yourself. I have been howling like a baby over this video.

Let me set it up for you.

49 years ago in Missouri, a mother named Zella Jackson-Price gave birth to her daughter Melanie in one of the only hospital’s in the area for African-American’s.

Zella’s daughter was born three months premature and weighed less than a pound (half a kilo). Zella was informed by a nurse that her daughter had died shortly after she gave birth.

“She came up to me three hours later and said your baby passed,” Zella told the New York Daily News.

However, her daughter had not died at birth. There was a mix up by the hospital and Melanie was adopted by another family who were told the mother had given her up for adoption.

When Melanie was 20, her adopted mother passed away so she moved to Oregan to live with other family members and at this time she began the search for her birth mother, Zella.

Melanie is now a mother to a son and twin daughters;  last year they helped their mum search for Zella using Facebook.

When they found Melanie’s birth mother, they informed Melanie of the great news via sign language as Melanie has been deaf since age 3.

That is all you need to know, now grab your tissues and watch this video. It is beyond beautiful.