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Man uses DNA test to find, reunite with birth mother

Posted at 8:04 AM, Jul 13, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-13 11:18:03-04

A man fulfilled his lifelong dream of reuniting with his birth mother, thanks to results from a DNA test.

We first introduced you to Clint Miller back in February, as his journey began.

Adopted at birth, Miller took us along on his six-month journey to find his mom. The 47-year-old security analyst from Vail finally did manage to track her down by phone, calling her in Oklahoma.

"She said, 'I am your mother.," Miller said. "It was pretty remarkable.

An DNA test only revealed potential cousins, but several phone conversations led to a face-to-face meeting in Oklahoma.

"No, No words at first," Miller said. "We just hugged and cried. It was nice. Uh, it was nice."

Miller said that Toni immediately filled a void that only someone adopted at birth could understand. He gave her a copy of a book that held special meaning to him -- "Are You My Mother?"

It's a book he grew up reading, then eventually read to his children.

"I read her the book, and then let her read the inscription," Miller said. "Of course, a lot of tears for both of us."
There were more tears, and conversation over baby photos, some of which Clint brought and some his adoptive mom had sent Toni.
Miller learned he was conceived while Toni was in high school, and she decided to give him up for adoption. She never had much contact again with his biological father.
Miller said reuniting with Toni was special.
"We held hands most of the time," he said. "And I got to hear her heartbeat. And that was nice."