15-year-old mom puts baby up for adoption and 35 years later he says he’s standing behind her.


Stacey Faix was only 15 when she got pregnant. Unwilling or equipped to be a mother, she made the painstaking decision to place the newborn baby boy for adoption. Stacey said goodbye without ever getting to hold him.

The birth records of the baby eventually got lost in a flood. In November 2017, a new law went into effect that would change everything for Stacey, but she did not know it at the time. This policy allowed adoptees to obtain birth certificates containing the names of their original birth parents.

The following year, Stacey arrived at the Pittsburgh Half Marathon. She was there to run alongside her fellow members of Team Red, White, and Blue, a social organization that supports veterans.

Before the marathon kicked off, as Stacey and her family stood at the starting line, she was handed a mysterious handwritten letter.

“It’s been 13,075 days since you last saw me,” it read. “I didn’t want to make you wait for one more.”

In the tear-jerking clip, watch the moment Stacey realizes just who is standing right behind her, 35 years later.

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