9News August 17, 2014 - JEFFERSON COUNTY - Family reunions are about reconnecting. For Matthew Abdulla this day means much more. Abdulla is adopted, he loves his family, the mom and dad who raised him, but he had to know where he came from. For the past 26 years he's been looking for his birth mother.
"I was curious as to where I came from and why my mom gave me up," Abdulla said. "I tried looking but because the law was sealed, you'd have to be on your death bed before they'd open up that file."
Abdulla tried social media and still nothing.
"It hurts not knowing," he said. "I spent a lot of nights crying on my birthday, did my mom think of me?"
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