Kansas City Woman Reunited With Son That She Gave Up For Adoption
Betty Carpenter was just 15-years-old, living in northeast Kansas City apartment when she gave birth to a baby boy. Due to the circumstances at the time, she gave her newborn son up for adoption.
It has been Betty’s dreamed of meeting him again – and that dream finally came true.
"January 1, I woke up and I knew I was going to find him this year," she said. "It is beyond any dream you can ever possibly imagine having," she said. "I'm sick to my stomach, I'm so excited."
Then, at last, her son came down the jetway….
"That's him," she said. "Oh, my God!"
She said she didn't know until two weeks ago that her son's name is now Ricky Loughlin and that he had been searching for his mother, too.
Ricky ended up spending his childhood just down the street from his birth family. He said he got into drugs…but then he moved to Florida, turned his life around and became a PREACHER!
- Kelly Urich