Joyous Reunion


POSTED: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 10:00pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, January 1, 2014 - 10:09pm

Mother reunited with daughter she gave up for adoption on Christmas Day 27 years ago. Melissa Kenison reports.

(WCSH) Christmas is a time of helping others and giving gifts and celebrating family.

In Saco, Maine this year it was all three in a single gesture.

Alice Gagne was pregnant at 17. Feeling she wasn't mature enough to raise a baby, she gave her up for adoption. The baby girl was born on Christmas day.

Alice wrote a letter to the new parents explaining her decision and hoping they would pass it along to her daughter some day. "Every year on Christmas I will wonder what she looks like. I bet she will be beautiful."

Amanda Culbertson got the letter from her mother when she was 16.

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