Back in 1928, 16-year-old Minka Disbrow was just having a picnic with some friends in the woods when she was assaulted and raped by three men. She got pregnant. Because of that, she was sent to a Lutheran home for pregnant girls by her mom and stepdad.
Minka had wanted to keep the baby but at her tender age, she knew she could not provide the child with the best it would need. She gave birth to Betty Jane on May 22 and decided to give it up for adoption.
The young mother never forgot her daughter, on her birthday each year. It was when she got older that Minka tried to contact her child and the adoptive parents but it would take the court over 70 years to finally give in to her please. A judge released the sealed adoption papers.
Soon, a woman named Ruth Lee contacted Minka. It turns out this Ruth Lee is Betty Jane!
Check out their touching story here: