Holly was delighted to hear from the son she’d given up for adoption. She never expected to discover that they worked at the same company.
We are not strangers to hearing of long-awaited reunions of family members. Imagine finding out that the child you placed for adoption 20 years ago is now employed at the same company as you. That is a truly remarkable story.
Holly Shearer became pregnant at the age of 15. She decided to place her son for adoption after realizing she wasn’t ready for the burden.
Even though she was still pregnant, she understood what she needed to do. Holly was nearly a child as a teen, still learning about responsibility. She adored her child, so she chose to place him for adoption so that he may have a better future.
“He deserved a mother and father, a home with a playset in the backyard for him to play on, a dog,” Holly told KSL TV.
Holly met a couple preparing to adopt the kid she had when she was 15 years old on the day before Thanksgiving in 2001. Angela and Bryan were their first names, but she had no idea their last name.
For all of them, it was a day of joy and sorrow. Holly was heartbroken to say goodbye to her newborn daughter, but she realized she had no choice. The adoptive couple was delighted to welcome their child, but they were concerned for the teen who had allowed them to experience parenthood.
Angela and Bryan Hulleberg had the finest Thanksgiving Day ever.
Angela and Bryan Hulleberg attempted to conceive but were unsuccessful. They wanted to adopt a kid and were fortunate enough to be picked by a teen mother who was expecting a newborn boy.
The couple was grateful and delighted when she handed over the tiny child. The adoption was finalized, and they were about to become parents.
“When Holly delivered Benjamin to us, we knew she loved him,” Angela recalled. “She adored him with everything she had.”
That was two decades ago. Holly is 35 years old, yet she can’t get her mind off her adorable baby boy. That youngster has grown into a man named Benjamin.
Benjamin was aware that he had been adopted, and he, like many other adopted children, wished to see his biological mother. He attempted to locate the woman he only knew as “Holly.” Benjamin began looking for his birth mother after he turned 18.
The young man told KSL TV, “I kind of grown-up wanting to meet my birth mom.” “I wanted to talk to her and, most all, thank her because I knew I had been given a wonderful life full of opportunities.”
Benjamin was unsuccessful in his search for Holly. But he had no idea that the woman was also on the lookout for him.
Through Google, Holly could locate the boy she had placed for adoption. After that, the woman chose to follow him on social media for the following two years. She noticed that the boy she had given birth to lived a happy life with a loving family, which made her extremely pleased.
When Benjamin reached 20, he expressed his desire to meet Holly on social media. Holly realized it was time to emerge from the shadows and reveal herself to her kid.
“You could tell from his posts that he values everyone, friendships, and family,” Holly said.
For the first time, Holly sent Benjamin a message.
Benjamin’s 20th birthday was the ideal opportunity for Holly to meet and get to know him. She contacted Benjamin by texting him with the following message:
“It’s strange to receive a message from someone you don’t know. Twenty years ago, I made the most difficult decision when I placed my lovely baby for adoption with a wonderful family. I have no desire to turn your life inside out. I’ve been thinking about you every day and have finally summoned the guts to send you a message. “Have a wonderful birthday.”
Benjamin couldn’t believe what he was seeing. Was he reading a message from someone he’d been hoping to meet for a long time?
They decided to meet the following day. Benjamin ultimately met his birth mother with the help of Angela and Bryan, and it was the most memorable day of their life.
A surprising turn of events.
They all ate supper together, and as they talked about their lives, Holly and Benjamin discovered something amazing: they both worked at the same hospital!
While Benjamin was in the NICU, Holly worked at the heart center. Who would have guessed they were only a few feet apart the entire time they searched?
We do live in a small world. Holly and Benjamin are thrilled to meet each other finally. Benjamin’s adoptive mother, Angela, is happy for both of them.
“It was like pure joy when we reconnected,” Angela said.
Holly was pleased and grateful for everything the pair had done for her son.
“Words fail to express my gratitude for her,” Holly remarked. “She’s made Benjamin’s life lovely.”
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