The mother, Beverly, had put her daughter, Becky, up for adoption and hadn't seen her since she was 2 years old. But a DNA test confirmed that the duo are mother and daughter.
Because Becky figured it was a closed adoption, she didn't try to find her birth mother until 2013. The reason for her search? She wanted to visit her husband's family in Canada but couldn't provide documentation that she was born in the U.S. Becky then realized that she has no medical history from her birth parents.
In the end, it was Becky's husband who ordered the DNA test. Through a known cousin and a little luck, she was able to track down Beverly. Turns out Beverly lived in Miami, just a few hours away from Becky.
Becky's first conversation with her mother lasted four hours, CBS reports. In the conversation, her mother told Becky she had two sisters.
Even more amazing?
Becky's DNA test allowed her to trace her birth family back to the Revolutionary War and the Mayflower.