By Amanda

LifeBuzz Staff

Her Mother Gave Her Up For Adoption. I Couldn’t Hold Back My Tears Watching Their Reunion.

It's one of those classic, heartbreaking stories that we like to think only happens in the movies: In 1967, 17-year-old Christine Shirley got pregnant with her high school sweetheart. Unwilling to get married or face the shame and hardship that came with being a single mom at that time, Shirley gave her baby, a little girl, up for adoption. Over the years, she searched for her little girl, but laws regarding sealed adoption records prevented her from connecting.

It was only when her daughter Teresa, now 47 years old, sought out her original birth certificate that the pair had a chance to find each other again. What happens next will bring tears to your eyes - this just might be the happy ending we always hope to see in the movies.

Christine and Teresa have been reunited, and the two say that it was like no time had passed at all.

Next, a child goes missing for 25 years. Watch how he finds his way back home to his mother.

Source: ABC News