10/15/2014 03:35 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

After A Mother's Dying Wish Came True, Was It All She Hoped It Would Be?

High school sweethearts Karin and Tommy placed their son for adoption after Karin got pregnant at 18, hoping he would have a better life than they could provide. The couple eventually got married and have thought about their child often.

Forty-two years later, their quest to find their son became urgent when Karen was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. With the help of Dr. Phil and Troy Dunn, an investigator known as “The Locator,” the family was reunited.

Two years have passed since their incredible reunion on Dr. Phil. “We continue to enjoy, and love and cherish the time we have with our son and his family,” Tommy reports.

“We’ve had some grand experiences that we’ve never had in our lives, such as having Christmas, and birthdays and things that have brought tremendous joy into our lives with our new family,” Karin adds.

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