Indiana father finds his daughter almost 40 years later

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jan 14, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-14 11:02:20-05

HANOVER, Ind. – An Indiana man has found the biological daughter he had to put up for adoption nearly 40 years ago, according to WAVE.

The happy update comes after he posted a photo on Facebook in an attempt to track down the baby – now a woman – whom he met so briefly.

“She still was a tiny thing, laying in my arms, I remember,” said Jerry Miller. “Beautiful baby.”

Miller said he put his daughter up for adoption after doctors told him he needed surgery for a brain aneurysm and would probably be dead or in a vegetative state.

Miller’s wife was 17 years old at the time and people told her she was too young to take care of the baby.

Miller ended up recovering from his surgery and decided to find his daughter. WAVE had no other immediate details about how the reunion occurred and are giving the family privacy.

This is the message he initially posted on Facebook:

Looking for my daughter born December 4th or 5th 1978 in Covington Ky. at St. Elizabeth Hospital. I have never stopped looking! Adoption records are sealed. Birth father Jerry Miller (and) birth mother Kathy Kabich (unsure of spelling). I had a brain aneurysm shortly after you were born and wasn't expected to live. You were adopted out while I was very sick. I just want you to know I have never forgotten.