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Second Chance, Second Family

An emotional reunion for a family separated by adoption more than two decades ago. An Ozona wedding brought the family back together; a second chance to forge life-long bonds.
An emotional reunion for a family separated by adoption more than two decades ago. An Ozona wedding brought the family back together; a second chance to forge life-long bonds.

Facebook does it again, twice for this family.

"I think it would've taken a lot longer for us to get in touch with each other without [Facebook]," Josh Casteel said.

For Heather Murphy, it was simple search to find her son, Josh Casteel, after 23 years.

"He popped right up, and I never thought it would be that easy so I never thought to do that," Murphy said.

That's not the only person that popped up on the popular social network.

Just three week's prior to finding Josh, Heather was reacquainted with his father, Michael Murphy.

"Nothings changed the way I feel about her, she's always been the one," Michael Murphy said.

Heather says adoption was the best option for them; she was only 16 when she was pregnant with Josh.

As much as I would've liked to have him with me all those years, I know I made the right choice for him," Heather Murphy said.

Heather says she knew she would find her son in the future; her two daughters, Stormie and Chelsea, awaited the special day.

"I didn't expect this to happen. I didn't expect to meet him. I kinda thought since he was really far away [in Georgia] that it wasn't going to happen," Stormie said.

It finally did happen, and if the reunion wasn't exciting enough, add Chelsea's wedding on top of it all.

"I think it was really important to me that he was there, and actually standing up in [my wedding] and not just being there," Chelsea said,

"I was proud to be up there with my sister," Josh said.

Josh, a Georgia resident, has been in contact with his sister's for nearly a year. The wedding was the first time he met them in-person.

"Now I have another family, and I have sister's now; somebody that I can talk to about anything, like a best friend," Josh said.

Chelsea, the youngest of the three, says their sibling relationship quickly began.

"He is already acting just as much of a big brother. He's making up for being the annoying big brother that hasn't been around for 18 years," Chelsea said.
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