75 years in the making: Michigan woman meets sister she never knew she had for the first time

Posted at 11:18 AM, Oct 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-17 15:41:23-04

A Michigan woman finally got the chance to come face-to-face with a sister she never knew she had.

Jackie Murphy learned about her sister just last month. On Wednesday, they met for the first time at Detroit Metro Airport. The moment was 75 years in the making.

Murphy and her sister Suzane were overcome with emotion. Murphy knew she had a sister who was given up for adoption. Her search finally ended with an Ancestry DNA kit.

"We just held the phone, I think, for a while, crying and crying," Murphy said. "And then I said to her, 'You're my sister who I've waited for for 75 years.'"

The family is planning a big party for the weekend so Suzane can meet her new family.

This story was originally published by WXYZ in Detroit.