Unexpected reunion 63 years in the making

An Oneida man meets his birth mother for the first time, 63 years after his adoption.

Posted: Feb 1, 2018 10:27 AM

(WSTM) Last week, Wayne Grow of Oneida met his biological mother for the first time in his life.

He was put up for adoption at birth – 63 years ago. Through the years he was always curious about who his parents were. He'd made some attempts to track them down in the past, but never succeeded – until now.

He took an online DNA test and connected with a first-cousin living in South Dakota. The two exchanged emails for a few months until Grow asked him the big question.

"The only way that you and I can be first-cousins is if one of your aunts or uncles is my birth parent," Grow said.

Weeks later, he got a response with a name and a phone number.

Grow called the number and spoke to the woman on the other line who asked him what he knew about his birth.

Read more: http://bit.ly/2EreKBS

New York Coronavirus Cases

County data is updated nightly.

Cases: 2523560

Reported Deaths: 56130
CountyCasesDeaths
Kings33405310847
Queens31536810288
Suffolk2395573605
Nassau2143703293
Bronx2076626751
New York1681074636
Westchester1436362340
Erie1064171949
Richmond889441935
Monroe842971188
Orange57538920
Rockland53112779
Onondaga52054761
Dutchess35615499
Albany30838390
Oneida28644589
Broome24451405
Niagara24031397
Saratoga20287200
Ulster17273278
Schenectady16731227
Rensselaer14808167
Putnam1249298
Chautauqua12428175
Oswego11668113
Chemung10932156
St. Lawrence10524127
Steuben10133173
Ontario9352110
Jefferson888076
Cayuga8658107
Sullivan847383
Wayne816784
Cattaraugus7732115
Genesee7013132
Herkimer6806128
Clinton672540
Tompkins650459
Fulton6331104
Madison6187102
Montgomery5966141
Livingston572771
Warren546084
Cortland534279
Tioga509471
Columbia5009111
Chenango468986
Allegany461597
Washington461367
Otsego457555
Wyoming439358
Greene438586
Orleans434187
Franklin428020
Lewis360338
Delaware356047
Seneca274163
Essex230731
Schoharie229521
Yates164728
Schuyler153817
Hamilton4383
Unassigned14426
Out of NY0317
Utica
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 53° Lo: 41°
Feels Like: 38°
Oneonta
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 52° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 39°
Herkimer
Partly Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 56° Lo: 43°
Feels Like: 38°
Old Forge
Cloudy
43° wxIcon
Hi: 51° Lo: 40°
Feels Like: 38°
WKTV Radar
WKTV Temperatures
WKTV Severe Weather
Game Day Deals - New Deals Each Week
Chapter Aesthetic October Giveaway
Cool To Be Kind 2021
Looking for work or looking to hire? Check out the WKTV Job Fair!
Saluting Those Who Are Proud 2 Serve