Ms Gillespie said: “We were two halves on opposite sides of the world, but now we will be united as one for the rest of our lives.”
The following day Allan set off on the first leg of his journey back to Canada - with memories he could never have dreamed even a year ago that he would have.
The other children in the family knew that their baby brother had been adopted, but, like him, had no means of finding each other.
Roy's family were torn apart after the death of his mother when he was nine, leaving him with a single photo of her.
The more Rod looked, the more he found. Hudson finally got in touch with a cousin who sent him the missing link.
Mary was able to tell David how she cared for him at Eversley when he was barely two and she was an 18-year-old nursery nurse.
John O'Dell and his wife Allyson are planning to make this reunion a permanent one. They both plan to stay and live in West Virginia.
Mr Jones, 71, promptly packed his bags and flew 11,500 miles to the UK for an emotional reunion.
Deneen Torres found the ex-mother-in-law who said she thought Chris Torres had moved to Azusa. So she put an ad in the newspaper there.
Neither family knows why the adoption was kept a secret. But once it was out, it marked the beginning of the journey to bring the families together.
Smith said she finally worked up the courage to contact the maternity home about finding the daughter she had given up.
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