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A woman finds out she was adopted 56 years ago

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RICHLAND, Wash.- A woman finds out she was adopted 56 years ago.

Last Father's Day Deborah Stricker talked with her sister for the very first time.

She was adopted as a baby but never knew.  Now she is learning not only is she adopted, but she has 13 brothers and sisters. 

Her sister, Liz Massengale, was told a few years ago that she had another sibling. She started searching for her sister and finally found her on Facebook. 

Ever since the discovery Deborah has been in contact with four of her siblings and her birth mother. 

"When I talk to them it's like there has been no passing of time.  We just talk to each other like we've known each our whole lives," says Deborah.

Deborah plans to visit her family for the first time in Oklahoma on July 19th

Deborah says she is going to wear a tie-dye t-shirt to the airport so her family can find her and never lose her again.

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