After years of searching, a woman who was forced to give up her baby 66 years ago takes a DNA test and discovers her son.
One benefit of at-home DNA testing is that it has led many people to search for long-lost relatives, frequently leading to heartwarming reunions. Issy Carr, 86, of Bentham, England, has spent the last few decades remembering her son, whom her parents forced her to give up for adoption in 1955. Carr has now been reunited with her son thanks to an investigation conducted at her home.
Carr discovered she was pregnant at the age of 20 and was forced to give up the baby by her parents, Margaret and Roy Staveley, according to the Craven Herald & Pioneer.
“On June 13, 1955, I had him at Homesteads Nursing Home in Melling. I fell in love with him right away and named him George, but Nurse Eccles, a great nurse, informed me I wasn’t allowed to see or cuddle him. Carr told the news organization, “He was whisked away, and I never saw him again.”
“My mother promised me I’d forget about him quickly, but I never did, and I tried several times to find out where he’d gone but failed,” she continued. Whatever their reasons were, I never forgave my parents.”
Carr is said to have worked on her parents’ farm for several years before marrying John Makinson Carr in 1962. The couple remained blissfully married until John’s death in 1991, despite the fact that they had no children together.
Carr regularly thought of her son as the years passed, especially after her husband died, according to the Craven Herald. Angela Bowskill, a niece, and Janet Staveley, a relative, eventually intervened to assist her in locating him.
Carr took a DNA test in 2018 and was immediately contacted by a match. But it wasn’t her son who found her, but a 43-year-old woman named Kym from Perth, Australia.
Kym had taken a DNA test in the hopes of locating her father, whom she’d never met, and it turned out that the two ladies were looking for the same guy. Kym and Carr had a 99.59 percent DNA match, proving their grandmother-granddaughter relationship.
“It found out that my son had relocated to Australia with his family when he was 15, had met someone, but the relationship had ended. Kym, his daughter, was the DNA match. This is a condensed version of the information.