Emotional Reunion After 80 Years: Man Finally Finds Baby Brother Taken Away and Given up for Adoption

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It’s a story of love, loss, and redemption that spans eight decades. Bill Cordes was only 7 years old when his 4-month-old brother, Robert, was taken away and placed for adoption. For years, Bill never knew what happened to his little brother, but the memory of that painful separation never left him. He even tried to hide his brother in a closet!

Decades went by, and Bill went on to build a life for himself. He got married, had children and grandchildren, and settled down in a small town. But he never forgot about Robert, the baby brother he had lost so long ago.

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It wasn’t until Bill’s granddaughter started looking into the family’s history that the possibility of a reunion began to take shape. She had always been fascinated by her grandfather’s stories about his lost brother and wanted to do something to help him find closure.

So she began researching adoption records, scouring online databases, and reaching out to organizations that specialize in reuniting families separated by adoption. And finally, after many years of searching, she found a match: a man in Arizona who was a DNA match for Bill.

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At first, Bill was hesitant to believe that the man in Arizona could be his long-lost brother. After all, so much time had passed, and they had both built entirely separate lives. But when the two brothers finally met, they both knew without a doubt that they were related.

And so, after 80 long years, the brothers were finally reunited. They met in person for the first time on Bill’s farm, and the emotions were overwhelming. They hugged and they talked for hours, catching up on the lives they had missed.

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For Bill, the reunion was an opportunity to finally put to rest the pain he had carried with him for so many years. And For Robert, this was a chance to connect with the family he had never known. “My wife doesn’t know it yet but I’m considering moving here”, he said with a smile.

The reunion was captured on video, and it quickly went viral, touching the hearts of people all around the world. Many were moved by the brothers’ emotional embrace, and by the fact that love and family can endure even the most difficult circumstances. This brought up some difficult emotions too for both brothers. They couldn’t help but wonder what their lives might have been like if they had never been separated, if they had grown up together and shared all those years.

We hope that for Bill and Robert, the reunion was just the beginning of a new chapter in their lives. They may have lost so many years, but they have gained something priceless: each other. And they have a lot to catch up on!