57-year-old woman meets biological father, finds out they lived just miles apart for years

A special reunion was decades in the making.A 57-year-old woman met her biological father for the first time Friday in Brandenburg, Kentucky.Susan Turner’s adoptive parents adopted her as a baby while they were stationed in Germany with the military.She found out she was adopted when she was 7 years old and had been curious about her biological parents ever since. Several years ago, she learned her biological mother was a young woman living in Germany when Turner was born. Her mother has since died.But recently, through an ancestry website, she found out her biological father, like her adoptive father, was also in the military and stationed in Germany. After finally making contact online with Felix Wright just a month ago, Turner, who lives in Tennessee, traveled with her daughters and a friend to meet him in person.”It’s nice to put a face to my face. We have the same nose and chin, forehead. He has a wonderful laugh, makes you want to laugh, and I like that,” Turner said of Wright.What’s even more stunning is that from 1972 to 1986, Turner actually lived in Elizabethtown, just 30 minutes from her father — likely no farther than 40 miles away.She even graduated from high school with Wright’s current wife’s niece.Turner said she and her father talk just about every day.She said she plans to come back in May to attend Wright’s Kentucky Derby party.Turner’s adoptive mother said she is very happy the two were able to reconnect.

A special reunion was decades in the making.

A 57-year-old woman met her biological father for the first time Friday in Brandenburg, Kentucky.

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Susan Turner’s adoptive parents adopted her as a baby while they were stationed in Germany with the military.

She found out she was adopted when she was 7 years old and had been curious about her biological parents ever since.

Several years ago, she learned her biological mother was a young woman living in Germany when Turner was born. Her mother has since died.

But recently, through an ancestry website, she found out her biological father, like her adoptive father, was also in the military and stationed in Germany.

After finally making contact online with Felix Wright just a month ago, Turner, who lives in Tennessee, traveled with her daughters and a friend to meet him in person.

“It’s nice to put a face to my face. We have the same nose and chin, forehead. He has a wonderful laugh, makes you want to laugh, and I like that,” Turner said of Wright.

What’s even more stunning is that from 1972 to 1986, Turner actually lived in Elizabethtown, just 30 minutes from her father — likely no farther than 40 miles away.

She even graduated from high school with Wright’s current wife’s niece.

Turner said she and her father talk just about every day.

She said she plans to come back in May to attend Wright’s Kentucky Derby party.

Turner’s adoptive mother said she is very happy the two were able to reconnect.