Mother and son reunite — almost 50 years after she says an Omaha priest forced her to give up her baby

Mother and son reunite — almost 50 years after she says an Omaha priest forced her to give up her baby

By Michael O'Connor, World-Herald, Jun 5, 2017 

Her hands trembled as she held the letter.

“Hello,” the note began. “I apologize for sending this to your office — it’s the only address I found.”

Her body shook as she read the next words in a message she’d awaited for decades and wondered if she’d ever receive: “I’m the person you were looking for.”

Kathleen Chafin cried at her desk on that April day two years ago. As co-workers came to her side, she assured them she brimmed with joy, not sadness.

There already had been too much anguish in her life. Kathleen is 67 today, but she was just a teenager back when  . . . 

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