For almost a century, Minka Disbrow tried to find out what became of the baby girl she gave up for adoption after being raped as a teenager.
She hoped, but never imagined, that she would see her daughter Betty Jane again. Her only connection to the child was a black and white photograph of the baby bundled up in blankets shortly after she was born.
Then in 2006, Mrs Disbrow, who turned 100 years old at the end of last month, received a call from Brian Lee who turned out to be her grandson. He then asked if she'd like to speak with Betty Jane - whose name was now Ruth Lee.
A month later, Ruth Lee and her son Brian flew to California. They arrived at her biological mother's apartment with a gigantic bouquet of flowers.
Mrs Disbrow couldn't get over how similar her daughter's hands were to her own while Mrs Lee was amazed at the women's similar taste in clothing. They pored over family photo albums and caught up on the years they had missed.
Mrs Disbrow said: 'It was just like we had never parted. Like you were with the family all your life.'