Emotional Long Lost Family reunion as mum meets daughter after 60 years

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A Cornwall woman has opened up about the heart-wrenching decision to give her baby up for adoption, leading to a tearful reunion 60 years later on ITV's Long Lost Family.

At the young age of 16, Ros, who is now 76 and lives in Cornwall, became pregnant, prompting her strict parents to push her towards adoption, reports the Express.

To keep her pregnancy secret, she was sent over 100 miles away to a Mother and Baby home in London, which was managed by the Church of England, until her daughter Christine was born in March 1965.

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Reflecting on the painful day she had to say goodbye to Christine, Ros said: "She was just gorgeous. She was fair, sweet faced. It was just the best thing. The best thing ever.

"The Sister came to me and she said you can go and fetch the baby now and bring her down. I went up to the nursery and I picked her up and I told her I loved her and that she'd be taken care of"

Although Ros later married Tony, they were unable to have more children. Now, after six decades, she has been reunited with her only child, thanks to the diligent efforts of Long Lost Family.

In an upcoming emotional episode set to air on Monday, it's revealed that Christine, who now goes by Lyndsey, was adopted by a vicar and his wife in Kent. Lyndsey's family history posed a significant challenge for the team, but it was ultimately her marriage that led to the discovery of her current location.

During a heartfelt conversation with Nicky Campbell, Lyndsey reveals her unsuccessful efforts to locate her birth mother, leaving her astonished when she discovers she is Ros' only child. Lyndsey eagerly shares her emotions about the upcoming reunion, saying: "It's going to be one of the biggest things in my life."

Ros, upon being informed by Davina McCall that Long Lost Family has found her daughter, is visibly moved, and her husband Tony shares in the shock.

The first encounter between mother and daughter is marked by their striking similarity, prompting an overjoyed Ros to exclaim: "I'm full of joy and happiness! I want to stand on that step and shout to everybody. You know, I have met her, I've met my daughter".

In a poignant exchange, Ros presents Lyndsey with a bracelet, where she responds: "It's like my christening bracelet that I lost!".

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