Family Reunited With Sibling after 40-Years, Had Crossed Paths Without Knowing It

CINCINNATI, OH- An Ohio family can't stop smiling, after they were reunited with one of their siblings after forty years of separation.

Robert is the youngest of four boys and two girls, but his mother couldn't afford to raise him so she put him up for adoption in 1975.

Recently Robert obtained his birth records and then used social media to find his family.

"I put it on Facebook that I was looking for my mother and father. That was about 1:00 p.m. By 9:00 p.m. that night I was talking to my sister," Robert explained.

Stacy admits when she first spoke with Robert she was skeptical.

"Very skeptical because a lot of people, you know, you know a lot of people play a lot of games and things so you're not sure if he was actually so once he answered a lot of different questions I knew at that point he was for sure," Stacy said.

Stacy and the rest of the family felt the reunion had more than one element that brought excitement.

"My mother she's going to be passed away almost eight years and it was like we were getting another part of her back again," she said.

Older brother AJ Jordan says this reunion was long overdue.

"We always knew that we had a brother out there. We thank the Lord, we thank the Lord that he kept him, that he's healthy and that he's back with us," Jordan said.

Robert lives in Cincinnati along with most of his siblings and he crossed paths with his biological family without even realizing it.

"I've seen him before, but I didn't know who he was. My mother and I used to live on Clarion and my mother and I used to go in his store," one of his reunited siblings added.

Robert says this reunion has made his life complete.

"I grew up with a good family and they took care of me and I grew up to be a good person, but still there was always a void and now that void has been filled," Robert said.