Mum reunites with daughter 29 years after she was adopted

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They discovered one another once more (Image: Markie Welker / SWNS)

A mum reunited together with her daughter 29 years after she was adopted – when the adoptive mum reached out on Fb.

Marie Fulmer, 53, gave her four-day-old child up for adoption after giving delivery at age 19 and ‘not being ready’ for parenthood.

She by no means knew what occurred to her baby, because it was a closed adoption, however says ‘not a day went by’ she didn’t consider her long-lost daughter.

Marie went on to have 4 extra youngsters – Spencer, 27, Allie, 25, Jackson, 22 and Liberty, 19 – and is married to Clark, 56, a podiatrist.

She saved her daughter a secret for practically three many years, with solely her mother and father, two siblings, and Clark realizing.

However in March 2018, Marie acquired an sudden message on Fb from an entire stranger, Ann Edwards, who mentioned she was looking for the delivery mum of her daughter, Jamee, 29.

Marie Fulmer with all her children

Marie Fulmer with all her youngsters (Image: Markie Welker / SWNS)

Jamee had taken a DNA check a yr earlier that had discovered a genetic hyperlink to Marie and enlisted the assistance of her mum Ann to trace her down.

Marie knew ‘right away’ Jamee was her daughter after seeing a child photograph and was ‘overcome with emotion’ and ‘in shock’.

In July of that yr, Marie met Jamee and her husband and kids for the primary time.

The households have remained shut, with Marie’s daughter, Allie, inviting Jamee to her marriage ceremony in 2019.

Marie, from North Dakota, US, mentioned: ‘My heart was racing when the doorbell rang. I was very nervous. I just didn’t know what to anticipate.

‘I’d seen what she regarded like in photos, however then to see her in particular person – she regarded identical to me and my daughter Allie.

‘It was unbelievable to carry her once more in spite of everything these years.

‘There were a lot of tears leading up to that point. It’s nonetheless very emotional, however they’re completely happy tears now.’

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Marie determined to provide her new child daughter up for adoption in December 1988.

She mentioned: ‘I wasn’t married, and I simply wished her to have a household.

‘I was very young and I wasn’t able to have a child.

‘It was the hardest decision I ever made.’

Marie was in a position to maintain her daughter earlier than placing her up for adoption by way of an company at her church and wrote her a letter for her adoptive mother and father to provide to her when she was older.

She mentioned: ‘I felt immense love trying down at her for the primary time – I beloved this child greater than something.

‘I attempted to simply categorical and clarify to her why I did what I did.

‘I told her that I loved her and that’s why I gave her up.

‘I wanted her adoptive parents to be a mum and a dad who couldn’t have youngsters of their very own.’

She mentioned she prayed for her every day, for her well being and happiness.

Jamee and Allie

Jamee and Allie (Image: Markie Welker / SWNS)

Getting that Fb message out of the blue was an entire shock – although, a welcome one.

‘As soon as I got home,’ Marie mentioned, ‘I texted my sister a screenshot of the message and called her. She started crying and said – “that’s your child”.

‘We couldn’t imagine she regarded a lot like me.

‘I was overcome with emotion. I cried, I was in shock, I couldn’t imagine it was really taking place. I had waited and hoped for this present day for 29 years.’

Marie exchanged messages with Ann and organized to fulfill at Jamee’s adoptive grandparents’ home in Utah, in April 2018.

She mentioned: ‘The night time earlier than we went, I sat all of my youngsters down and I mentioned – “I have something to tell you”.

‘They have been sufficiently old to grasp. I simply began from the start and defined all the pieces.

‘I didn’t know the way they’d react, however I mentioned I used to be going to fulfill Jamee’s mom tomorrow in the event that they wished to come back with me.

Liberty, Allie and Jamee

Liberty, Allie and Jamee (Image: Markie Welker / SWNS)

‘They were very supportive and excited and wanted to find out more about their sister.’

The 2 households met for the primary time at Jamee’s mother and father home, and so they hit it off instantly.

She mentioned: ‘She had a wonderful family – it was such a relief and I was so happy. Jamee’s grandparents had childhood images of her up round the home, and he or she regarded identical to me rising up – that was actually enjoyable to see.’

Then Marie and Jamee spoke on the cellphone for the primary time.

Marie mentioned: ‘After we spoke on the cellphone for the primary time, I cried and he or she cried, as a result of I believe she had waited for that day for so long as I had.

‘Simply to listen to her voice – it was nice.

‘The one thing I wanted her to know more than anything was that I gave her up for adoption because I loved her – I didn’t ever need her to assume she wasn’t beloved or wished.’

Marie and her household rented a home in St George, and Jamee came visiting together with her husband and their three younger youngsters in July 2018.

The households spent three days collectively, and Jamee then met her wider household at a reunion.

Marie mentioned: ‘I feel like there was a reason why I got pregnant. Jamie’s mother and father couldn’t have youngsters so I imagine I used to be meant to have youngsters for them.

‘I’m grateful that I may give Jamee’s mum a gorgeous daughter, and that she may give Jamee the life I so wished for her.’

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