Joanne Loewenstern is 79 years old. She was born in New York City and put up for adoption in 1938. She was always told her mother died at childbirth. I bet you know where this is going.


She never believed the story about her mom, and years ago she hired a detective to look into it. He found nothing, so she gave up until recently, when her daughter-in-law told her about Ancestry.com and got her to send a DNA sample, hoping to find any blood relative. Last May Joanne got an email from a guy named Sam. It turned out he was her biological brother. Then she found her her mom, Lillian Feinsilver, is 100 years old and living in Port St. Lucie, FL., only 70 miles from Joanne's home in Boca Raton. They finally got to meet each other, and Joanne has already returned for a second visit. They have a lot of catching up to do.