Jeff Quibell never knew his biological mom. That’s because she put him up for adoption in 1958 and his adoptive parents, Don and Trudy, quickly became Mom and Dad.
Jeff grew up in a happy home in Blue Springs, MO knowing he was an adopted child. He never much thought about his birth mother — until his doctor needed to know Jeff’s medical history.
After four months of searching for his birth mom, Jeff finally tracked her down. During an emotional meeting, Jeff told KMBC that the night was full of laughter, tears and lots of hugs — but it also included the exchange of an incredible gift. Jeff’s mom, Ann, gave him an old wooden box. Inside? 44 Christmas ornaments, each one representing a year they were apart. Jeff was stunned when he went through the box and learned she added a new ornament to her collection every year, and hung them on a Christmas tree in his honor. Simply beautiful.
Jeff and Ann began to regularly communicate, and she has even become close with his adopted parents.
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