50-year-old man reunites with birth mom for Thanksgiving

KANSAS CITY – A Missouri man is especially thankful this Thanksgiving -- he got to meet his birth mother for the very first time.

He got to meet his birth mother for the very first time.

Curtis Zahnd found his birth mom

“So, I get to see, get to see my mom,” said Zahnd.

Zahnd has waited 50 years for this moment.

“I’m very excited to see her and spend some time -- we’ll get a few days. I think she’s nervous," said Zahnd.

Twenty days after he was born, Zahnd says he was adopted.

“My sister and I were both adopted and she found some family. She gave me the test kit and it sat on our counter for 2 years before I actually did anything with it," said Zahnd.