A mother meets her son for the first time after financial circumstances forced her to give him up for adoption more than 30 years ago, thanks to a DNA verification card. (DNA) Got it as a Mother’s Day gift.
Melanie Presley said that the thought of her firstborn son, Greg Vossler, had not lost sight of her since she realized that she could not take care of him after his birth in 1988, and placed him in the care of an agency that coordinated his adoption in a family of parents, and Presley did not have from her son’s memory except a picture of her sister Ann Dewey. She carries him a day after his birth in the hospital.
Describing the time she spent away from her son, Presley told “Fox News” that her abandonment of her son occurred while she was going through difficult circumstances, but that she lived through difficult times for the rest of her life..
For his part, Vossler, 33, had learned after overcoming childhood that he had grown up with his adoptive family, and decided in 2018 to take a DNA test, to obtain any possible medical history from his biological family..
Presley said that her daughter had bought her a DNA test card in the hope of linking it to her son, who was eager to find out where he was and what had happened to him, and within days the genealogy system had indicated that she matched Vossler as a potential mother and son, and as soon as she learned his date of birth by messaging on the GPS website. Genetics, Presley wrote Vossler a letter that she believed was his mother.
The two continued to communicate via email and text messages until they met face to face for the first time in 33 years, last June at the mother’s home in Ohio.