Afterwards Boos gave Degaro his birth mom’s name and asked if they had been acquaintances. When he revealed that she was his ex-wife, Boos couldn’t believe it. “I just found out that she’s my biological mother. My mom told me last night,” he told him on Facebook.
The news hit Degaro hard. “I [nearly] fell out of my seat. I’m like, oh my God,” he said to television station WEAU. Their conversation moved to the telephone, where Boos discovered for the first time how he had come to be adopted. Degaro’s then-wife had fallen pregnant, but their marriage had ran into trouble and they struggled to make ends meet.