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65-year old George Bradley's brother and both his parents died over 30 years, but in just the last few months, he's found a new family, his birth family.
George Bradley, of Randolph, NE, doesn't have any pictures of himself as a newborn. That's because at 6 months old, he was adopted by his parents, John and Jean Bradley of New Jersey.
"You suspect it, as a kid, when there's no baby pictures," said Bradley.
It wasn't until George was in his twenties and living in Nebraska when the news officially came out. His brother, Michael, who was also adopted, was in need of a kidney transplant.
"I suggested to my mother then, that maybe we could give him a kidney and that's when of course, she told me. Secondly, I also needed a baptismal certificate to get married in the local county church here in Randolph," said Bradley.
Fast forward about 40 years, George's daughter, Stephanie steps in to find his birth mom.
She contacted a family trace company and 2 weeks later, they found George's 87-year old mother, Santa, living in Jersey.
"She said 'they found your mother' and she said I had this look on my face like 'what?' wow'," said George Bradley.
"We didn't expect her to still be alive," said George's wife Sherry.
A few months later, in December, George met his family, face to face. He reunited not only with his mother, but his 4 half sisters, too.
"One of my sisters asked my mother 'did you ever think about George?' and she said 'every day, every day," remembered George.
A family, separated by time, distance and adoption papers, but connected in love.
Bradley said, "I'm very happy to find out that I have a living birth mother in New Jersey. As far as I'm concerned, I love her just like the woman who raised me. I have two mothers."
George says the whole New Jersey family will be visiting him in Randolph in the next few months and he himself plans to make about two annual trips to New Jersey every year.