Family Reunited After 30 Years
Published: April 10, 2006 | 3954th good news item since 2003
Five siblings, separated when they were children, found their way back to each other today. The family is originally from Clark County.
Ada Slusher hasn’t seen all of her children together in 30 years, but Sunday, Lexie, Sandy, Steve, Joy and Patricia reunited with their parents.
“It’s been hard and I’ve been thinking of them everyday,” said Ada Slusher, the children’s mother.
The kids were taken out of their Winchester home after allegations of neglect and abuse. They were adopted by different families.
“I used to watch it on TV and I would cry and wonder if it would happen to me, and it did,” said Sandy Webster.
Webster spent 20 years searching, finally tracking down her siblings through the Internet. Today is her reward.
“This is the day I have waited for for 30 years.”
Patricia Simpson was just a baby when the kids were separated. She’s spending today making her first memories of her whole family together.
“It’s your sibling, it’s your blood and you don’t realize how important it is until it’s not there and then you find it.” said Simpson.
This newly-reunited family says they’ll take it one day at a time.