ATLANTA (WXIA) – Kareemah Rasheed of Chamblee searched and searched for her sister who was adopted 62 years ago. After searching online for years, Rasheed says it has finally happened – she found her.
Her sister, Jennifer Simmons, who lives in Cleveland, didn’t know she had any family. That changed on Friday when Simmons traveled to Atlanta to meet Rasheed face-to-face.
They began a new sisterhood at age 62 and 72.
“I just found out about a month ago," Simmons said.
She lived a life in Cleveland with a secret her adpotive family took to its grave.
“Everyone died the same year my mother my father my aunt my uncle everybody passed away in 1991," she explained.
She may have never known, if not for a mix up at the DMV. A copy of her birth certificate was required, and the records didn’t at up.