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Woman Finds Biological Father in Nursing Home 56 Years After Adoption — And Now She Cares for Him

A daughter’s search for her biological father ended when she found him in a nursing home more than 56 years after she was adopted.

Deanna Shrodes, of Florida, met her father Gus Nicholas, 92, for the very first time back in May after she matched with him using genetic testing through 23andMe, according to CBS News.

I prepared myself to find a grave, and I now found a person, and it was just absolutely mind-blowing,” Shrodes told the outlet. “Couldn’t believe that I had found a person.

Shrodes, who is an ordained minister, was an infant when she was adopted in 1966, according to a story about her search on a church website. She had spent two months in foster care beforehand.

At age 27, Shrodes found her mother Sally King and had a relationship with her for the next 20 年, per the reports. King died just a few months after she was diagnosed with cancer.

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But King never shared the name of Shrodesbiological father with her daughter. 所以, Shrodes set out to find him on her own.

Using the two clues her mother gave her — that her father is Greek and from Richmond, 将要. — Shrodes spent 10 years searching.

今年早些时候, her prayers were answered — literally.

I told my husband, I told my best friend Laura … I said, '听, 伙计们, you might think I’m crazy, but I was in prayer. God spoke this to me: ‘Your father’s name is Gus,’ ” she told CBS News.

不久之后, she matched with Nicholas on 23andMe, and connected with one of Nicholasrelatives, 谁说, “I think you’re my Uncle Gusdaughter.

第二天, Shrodes got to call her father, who was also excited to find his daughter.

“他说, ‘I woke up this morning and I was aloneAnd now this afternoon, I have a daughter. I have a son-in-law. I have three grandchildren. I have great-grandchildrenI ‘m not alone in the world anymore,’ ” 她回忆说. “我说, ‘不, you’re not. You’re not.’ ”

尼古拉斯, a retired ballroom dancer, had entered the nursing home after he was found lying on the floor of his home after a fall, 根据哥伦比亚广播公司新闻’ 报告.

But just 75 days after meeting his daughter, Nicholas moved into Shrodeshome where she cares for him full-time and they are getting to know each other.

It’s the hardest thing. It’s the most worthwhile thing. It’s the most incredible miracle I’ve ever had the privilege to live out,” she told CBS News. “I’m living the dream.