05/15/2013 08:49 am ET

Adopted Siblings Meet 47 Years Later in Omaha (VIDEO)

It has been an emotional period for Jim Kaup, who waited at the airport to meet three of his biological sisters for the first time in Omaha, Nebraska. "My mind is just racing, I wonder what it's going to be like to actually meet them," Kaup told KETV minutes before he saw three of his sisters exit the airport gate.

As he recently found out, Jim Kaup is one of six siblings, three of whom were given up for adoption at a young age. Jim was just two years old. Forty-seven years later, he has reunited with a family that he never knew he had. His biological father left, abandoning Jim's mother to care for six young children. As a single parent she could not afford to care for all of them, which led her to make a choice to give up Jim, his youngest sister Deborah, and his brother Mike to other families.

Jim had no idea he was adopted until his youngest sister Deborah Varos tracked Jim down with help from a private detective just three weeks ago. "It's incredible," said Varos, " I grew up an only child and all of a sudden I have this incredible family, brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews. It's been an amazing journey."

All six children plan to be reunited with their biological mother this summer in Las Vegas.



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