VIDEO: Man uses DNA test to reunite with birth mother in Austin


SYDNEY:SOCIAL MEDIA SITES LIKE FACEBOOK HAVE COME UNDER FIRE FOR DIVIDING PEOPLE AND STIRRING CONTROVERSY.BUT KXAN’S JOHN DABKOVICH SHOWS US HOW FACEBOOK, A CHRISTMAS GIFT… AND SOME LUCK HELPED ONE MAN CONNECT WITH SOMETHING HE HAD BEEN LOOKING FOR HIS ENTIRE LIFE.11;42;23;24 NATS “THANK YOU. YOU READY?” EVEN THOUGH HE’S HAD A LIFETIME TO GET READY… IT DOESN’T SEEM LIKE ENOUGH. 10;34;11;10 I’M EXTREMELY NERVOUS. CHRISTIAN GUERRERO LIVES IN MARYLAND, BUT HE’S FROM AUSTIN. HE WAS BORN AT THE OLD BRACKENRIDGE HOSPITAL ON JUNE 1ST, 1972… IT’S ALSO THE LAST TIME HE SAW HIS MOM.10;34;59;22 I’VE BEEN LOOKING OR HER REALLY HARD SINCE CHRISTMAS OF LAST YEAR. A D-N-A TEST AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT… A FACEBOOK GROUP FOR PEOPLE LIKE CHRISTIAN. AND A GENEOLOGIST NAMED “LOIS” ALL COMING TOGETHER TO FIND A MOM, WHO AT 14… GAVE UP CHRISTIAN FOR ADOPTION. 10;37;32;16 THERE’S A CONNECTION… A BOND WITH YOUR MOTHER… I CAN’T REALLY EXPLAIN IT. I’VE NEVER HAD IT. ONCE I FOUND IT, I SAW HER PICTURE. I KNEW IT WAS HER… THAT HOLE THAT I HAD, IT STARTED TO FILL UP… AND I CAN’T WAIT TO MEET HER. 11;43;37;24 “HERE WE GO” (LAUGHS) BACKGROUND: GOOD LUCK. IT’S FUNNY HOW….AFTER A LIFETIME OF WAITING… FIVE MINUTES SEEMS LIKE AN ETERNITY. . THEY’VE TALKED ON THE PHONE… BUT THERE IS NO PHONE THAT CAN DO THIS. 12;11;12;15 “OH MY GOD! HI SON. OH MY GOD. IT’S SO GOOD TO FINALLY TO SEE YOU FINALLY. 12;23;58;06 THE LAST TIME I SAW HIM WAS WHEN I HELD HIM IN MY ARMS AS A BABY AND I WAS JUST A YOUNG, 14 YEAR OLD TEENAGER AND IT WAS VERY DIFFICULT TO LET HIM GO, 12;23;36;20 FOR ME, IT’S FILLED A HOLE THAT I HAD IN MY HEART FOR A LONG TIME… AND…. (CRYING…. HUGGING) . MOM: IT’S OKAY… YOU’RE HERE NOW. WE’RE TOGETHER. NOW THEY HAVE FIVE DAYS TOGETHER TO CATCH UP ON A LIFETIME OF STORIES…. AND THE REST OF THEIR LIVES TO MAKE NEW ONES. JOHN DABKOVICH, KXAN NEWS. SYDNEY:CHRISTIAN STARTED HIS SEARCH WITH ANCESTRY DOT COM… BUT ANOTHER DNA TESTING SERVICE IS WORKING ON ITS NEXT BIG THING.IN CASE YOU MISSED IT THIS MONTH ON THE TODAY SHOW, THE COMPANY “23 AND ME” NOW HAS THE WORLD’S LARGEST DATABASE FOR GENETIC RESEARCH. IN FACT, 4 MILLION OF THEIR CUSTOMERS HAVE GIVEN THEM PERMISSION TO STUDY THEIR DNA FOR GENETIC DISEASES.23 AND ME NOW HAS FDA APPROVAL TO CHECK CUSTOMER DNA FOR NINE DIFFERENT DISEASES….

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