After a 39 year search, a man from Madison, Indiana has finally been reunited with his long-lost daughter.
Jerry Miller had been searching for his biological daughter for nearly four decades before he went on social media to share his story.
According to Wave 3 News, Miller only met his oldest daughter for 40 minutes in 1978 before he suffered a brain aneurysm and needed emergency surgery.
“She still was a tiny thing, laying in my arms, I remember,” Miller said, holding up his arms like he was holding a baby. “Beautiful baby.”
Doctors told Miller that after his operation there was a high risk of him either being “dead, put in a vegetative state, or forced to relearn how to use his entire left side of his body,” making him incapable of caring for a baby.
He said his 17-year-old wife was told she was was too young to parent her newborn daughter, and was persuaded to put their child up for adoption, and the records were sealed.
“They said I signed papers which I never knew that I did,” Miller said.
But those papers didn’t stop Miller from searching for her.