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Lunchtime Video: Mother, daughter reunited after 77 years

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In the touching, bittersweet memoir titled “The Waiting,” an 102-year-old woman recounts her story of becoming pregnant as a teenager, giving up the baby for adoption, only to embark on a journey years later to reclaim what she lost.

In Cathy LaGrow's "The Waiting: The True Story of a Lost Child, a Lifetime of Longing and a Miracle for a Mother Who Never Gave Up", Minka, who was assaulted and raped as a teen longs to meet daughter Betty Jane even after nearly eighty years of being apart. As she prays to reconvene before she dies, Betty Jane's adoption records are released and Minka receives the phone call that she's been patiently waiting for.

NBC's Jenna Bush Hager reports on a long-delayed reunion.
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