52-year-old daughter celebrates first Thanksgiving with mother – WYFF4 Greenville

Posted: November 28, 2019 at 9:46 pm

A mother and daughter shared a special Thanksgiving Thursday in western North Carolina. The two are crediting genetic testing for uniting them.Kristy Wilson was put up for adoption at birth. Her mother, Sandra Derr, didn't think she'd see her again."No, never," Derr said. But several decades years later they used 23 and Me, a genetic testing service. The two say a hit came back, signaling a possible mother-daughter match. "It was pretty scary, because you don't know what to expect," Wilson said.The two communicated after the match and met in April. Wilson lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina while Derr lives in Delaware. "It was unreal, really, I just knew walking up this is the gal," Derr said. Wilson and Derr celebrated Thanksgiving at Wilsons house Thursday with 15-20 other people. "Immerse herself in my craziness for Thanksgiving, Wilson said."I'm so proud of who she is," Derr said. The two are united with a future ahead."I think it looks great, said Derr. Absolutely great."

A mother and daughter shared a special Thanksgiving Thursday in western North Carolina.

The two are crediting genetic testing for uniting them.

Kristy Wilson was put up for adoption at birth. Her mother, Sandra Derr, didn't think she'd see her again.

"No, never," Derr said.

But several decades years later they used 23 and Me, a genetic testing service. The two say a hit came back, signaling a possible mother-daughter match.

"It was pretty scary, because you don't know what to expect," Wilson said.

The two communicated after the match and met in April. Wilson lives in Black Mountain, North Carolina while Derr lives in Delaware.

"It was unreal, really, I just knew walking up this is the gal," Derr said.

Wilson and Derr celebrated Thanksgiving at Wilsons house Thursday with 15-20 other people.

"Immerse herself in my craziness for Thanksgiving, Wilson said.

"I'm so proud of who she is," Derr said.

The two are united with a future ahead.

"I think it looks great, said Derr. Absolutely great."

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