Separated by the state of New York ordered Eva May to be taken away because Lena Pierce.
Her name was Eva May, Eva May grew up on Long Island as an only child, her adoptive parents renamed her Betty, was actually known by the name Eva May when she was born.
Lena Pierce now a mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, when she was 14 years old and gave birth to a little girl in a Utica hospital, which led her to her birth certificate and her mother’s name. But after 50 years of searching, Betty finally found her biological mom.
“There was a lot of times I worried about her,” Pierce said. “And wondered where she was.”
Her adoptive parents renamed her Betty, “I had imaginary sisters and I had imaginary brothers, and I had them all named and I would talk to them at night,” Betty Morrell said. “My adoptive mother died when I was 21, and my father died a few years after. So I’ve been on my own all this time,” was raised an only child in Long Island, New York.
Finally, The mother and daughter were reunited for the first time in more than eight decades on January 15 in the lobby of the Greater Binghamton Airport in Binghamton, New York. It was a heartwarming moment.