Mother, Long-Lost Son Finally Meet More Than 30 Years Later

SAN DIEGO, Calif. — At last, a Wisconsin mother and her long-lost son met Saturday for the first time since her estranged husband spirited him away to Mexico more than 30 years ago.

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Kathy Amaya’s husband took their son David to Mexico when he was 2. (Credit: Family photo)

It was an emotional reunion in the San Diego airport, heightened by the fact that the mother speaks only English and her 37-year-old son only Spanish.

David Amaya Barrick, whose father took him across the border at about age 2 from Chicago, was biting his nails just before his mother, Kathy Amaya, now 60, appeared before him in the airport.

They embraced, hugged and kissed — the first time they’ve laid eyes on each other in about 35 years.

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