OLIVETTE, MO- It's a reunion a half-century in the making.
49-years ago, Zella Jackson Price was told her baby died, shortly after she gave birth.
But Melanie Diane Gilmore was alive, and for some unknown reason, was adopted by another family.
Price says she is hurt by the years of separation, but is thankful for this second chance.
The two finally met for the first time on Thursday.
Gilmore lost her hearing at the age of three because of a childhood illness.
Her children used the internet to find price.
DNA testing confirmed price is Gilmore's mother.