A Heartwarming Reunion: A Mother and Son’s Incredible Journey

When Stacey Faix found out she was pregnant at the young age of 15, she faced an incredibly tough decision. Ultimately, she made the selfless choice to give her baby boy up for adoption. Little did she know, their paths would cross again 35 years later in an extraordinary and heartwarming reunion.

In November 2017, Pennsylvania passed a law that allowed adoptees to access their original birth certificates. This news caught the attention of Stephen Strawn, an adoptee on a quest to discover his roots. Within a month, he held his birth certificate in his hands, uncovering details that had been lost to him for so long.

“It was a moment of immense relief,” Strawn shared. Armed with this newfound information, he embarked on a mission to find his biological mother, Stacey Faix. His search led him to a Facebook profile bearing her name.

Taking a chance, Strawn messaged Faix, asking her, “Hey, I have a really weird question. Did you put a baby boy up for adoption in 1982?” Faix confirmed his suspicions, and a spark of recognition ignited between them.

Despite living in different states, it seemed that their paths were destined to cross once again. Both Faix and Strawn were part of Team Red, White, and Blue (RWB), an organization dedicated to supporting veterans. Miraculously, they were both set to participate in the same race – the Pittsburgh Half Marathon.

On race day, Strawn orchestrated a plan that brought tears of joy to his mother’s eyes. As Team RWB gathered before the race, someone handed Faix a card. Inside, a heartfelt message read: “It’s been 13,075 days since you last saw me. I didn’t want you to wait one more day.”

Faix was in complete astonishment as tears welled up in her eyes. The moment she had yearned for, for so many years, was finally here. “We must have hugged about 10 different times,” Strawn joyfully recalled, describing their emotional reunion. “It just felt so surreal that it was finally happening because it all happened so fast.”

As mother and son embraced their second chance at a relationship, they also ran the marathon together, making up for all the lost time. They shared stories, laughter, and caught up on the 35 years they had spent apart.

This incredible tale is a testament to the power of love. Love that a courageous young mother chose life and entrusted her son to a loving family. Love that fate brought them back together after 35 long years. And love that they were able to reunite and rediscover a special bond once again.

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