From the outside, Linda's life appeared complete. She went to college on a scholarship and landed a job on Wall Street. She married and had a wonderful son. But something was always missing—the baby girl she gave up for adoption when she was a teenager.
In 2010, genealogist Pam Slaton helped Linda find her daughter, Laura. It had been 42 years since Laura was born, and Laura flew more than 2,000 miles to meet the woman who gave her life. "It's like a validation," Laura said. "When your birth mother looks for you, it's a validation that you were never forgotten, and it heals a piece of you. It's a gift."
Watch their emotional reunion