70 Years After Doctors Said Her Baby Died, This Old Woman Received A Life-Changing Phone Call

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At the age of 88, Genevive Purinton was living a fairly solitary life at her retirement home in Florida. All of her immediate family had sadly passed away, and she believed that the only child she’d given birth to had died soon after delivery almost seven decades ago. But then she received a note that would finally help her to uncover the truth.

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As a teenager, Purinton became pregnant with a married man. She was single and yet to graduate from high school. Back then, in the late 1940s, it was frowned upon for a woman to have children out of wedlock. As a result, it appears that Purinton’s mother and father didn’t approve of the situation in which she’d found herself.

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