Stacey Faix of Pittsburgh made the difficult decision to give her baby son up for adoption 35 years ago.
So imagine her surprise when she was about to begin a marathon, only to be handed a letter from her son who had tracked his mother down and couldn’t wait a moment more to meet her.
Stacey Faix was fifteen when she fell pregnant. Just like most teens in that situation, she was unprepared and didn’t know what to do. Ultimately, she made the painful decision to put her son up for adoption. She never even got to hold him.
She didn’t believe she would find him again. With so many babies’ records, she had no idea how to track him down. She never thought she would see her biological son. And she didn’t. Until 35 years later as reported here by ABC News.
In November 2017, legislation passed a law that allows adoptees to know who their birth parents are. Stacey was preparing to participate in the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. Right before the race kicked off, she was handed a mysterious letter. Confused as to why she was getting letters at the starting line of a marathon, she opened it up.
It said, “It’s been 13,075 days since you last saw me. I didn’t want to make you wait one more.” Stacey realized almost immediately what the letter meant. She ran to her son and they embraced for the first time in over 35 years.
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