After search, Chicago man finally meets birth dad in Utah

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Chicago man's search for his birth father has ended with success in Utah.

Sixty-year-old Michael Reed met his 80-year-old father, Dennis Fay of Murray, for the first time Friday at Salt Lake City International Airport.

The son took a DNA test to learn about his ancestry and through genome sharing came across his birth father's cousin, who led him to Fay.

Fay was skeptical when Reed called him about five months ago, but a DNA test confirmed he's Michael Reed's father.

Fay told the Deseret News newspaper of Salt Lake City ( ) he was unaware a drive-in carhop he briefly dated in Southern California became pregnant and placed the baby up for adoption.

Both he and his son say Friday's emotional meeting was a highlight of their lives.


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