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Watch Tearful Moment 38-Year-Old Man Comes Face to Face with Married Birth Parents

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Adoption is a beautiful thing, indeed. What is perhaps even more beautiful is the heart of the parents who would give up their baby in hopes he would have a better life.

This is the story of Steve Stansfield. Now 38, the Pennsylvania native wasn’t even 3 months old when his 16-year-old mom and dad gave him up for adoption.

His adoptive parents were open with him from a young age, and Stansfield always knew he had a set of biological parents somewhere out there.

“We told him that he was given up for love, and that we loved him and his birth mother loved him,” his adoptive father Jerry Stansfield told The Island Packet.

It was a blessing for this man, growing up as an only child with a mom and dad who loved him very much. He got married and even has kids of his own now.

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But Steve Stansfield never stopped wondering about his birth parents. It’s a common story, and one that doesn’t always end with a miracle.

With the help of his wife, Erin Hanson, his adoptive parents and a 2017 change in Pennsylvania State Law, Stansfield was able to find his miracle, and just in time for the holidays.

With his newfound birth certificate in hand, Stansfield’s search would finally lead somewhere. As it turns out, his birth parents had been looking for him, too.

And not just his parents but his siblings as well! When Stansfield’s wife was able to find his biological sister, Nicole Foran, on Facebook, everything started to fall into place.

A private message from Hanson to Foran revealed so much. “We have been looking forever,” Foran replied.

What came next was a whirlwind. The reunion was planned and everything seemed to work out perfectly, just as it should after so many years.

The tearful reunion of birth parents and son was caught on camera. Grab your tissues for this one! It’s impossible not to be filled with as much emotion as the family.

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CarolAnn Foran, Stansfield’s birth mom, couldn’t stop hugging him, apologizing profusely. His response to her was priceless.

“Don’t be sorry ever,” he told her in the video. “Ever again in this life, you never get to be sorry.” He embraced his parents again then, the lost years melting away.

“This is all about love,” Jerry Stansfield told The Island Packet. “This is all about Steve and this family that he now has. It’s not about us.”

Words spoken by a truly loving father. We’re so glad for this expanded family and all the love they get to share.

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Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.
Sarah Carri is an avid reader and social media guru with a passion for truth and life. Her writing has previously been published in print and online by Focus on the Family and other well known media outlets. Her experience in ministry and Disney entertainment gives her a unique perspective on such topics.

Sarah's experience as a successful working stay-at-home mom and business owner has given her the chance to write and research often. She stays up to date on the latest in entertainment and offers her views on celebrity stories based on her wide knowledge of the industry. Her success as a former preschool teacher and licensed daycare provider lend to her know-how on topics relating to parenting and childhood education.

Her thoughts on faith and family issues stem from home life and ministry work. Sarah takes time to attend workshops and classes annually that help her to improve and hone her writing craft. She is a graduate of the Institute of Children's Literature program and her writing has been acclaimed by ACFW and ECPA.
Education
Institute of Children's Literature, Art Institute of Phoenix (Advertising), University of California Irvine (Theater), Snow College (Early Childhood Education)
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Arizona
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English
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