Mom reunited with child 55 years after he was kidnapped

An elderly woman in Radcliff Kentucky cried tears of joy after seeing her son again, 55 years after a babysitter kidnapped him. Anna-Mary Barnett lost her son back in 1965, when the sitter ran off with her then five-year-old son,Jerry.

WLKY reports that Jerry ended up in foster care at age 7 when the woman who had stolen him, abandoned him in Delaware.

Over the years, the grieving mom asked agencies for help finding her boy, but had no luck. The mom and son were finally reunited after his son, Damon Parker, took a DNA test and discovered he had a cousin and a grandmother in Kentucky. That brought Jerry back into Anna-Mary’s life and they were able to see each other face-to-face again recently.

“Oh my goodness, you talk about excited,” the delighted mother says of their reunion. "I had often prayed that I would at least get to see you once more before I passed, and here you are."

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