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The following is excerpted from the Deseret News. 

Jim Hayes had tried to find his biological parents for decades.

Despite some roadblocks, it was finally an DNA test that brought Hayes and his father together for the first time in 50 years, according to

Their meeting in April involved heartfelt hugs and tears of joy.

Father Tom Nuveman told “Good Morning America” the experience was “life-changing.”

“You have a child for 50 years and didn’t know about it … it’s kinda like ‘Wow,'” Nuveman said.

Hayes grew up knowing he was adopted and became curious about his biological parents in his 20s. The adoption agency could only give him limited information about his mother. When he reached out to her she declined his request to meet.

Two decades went by before Hayes was encouraged to take an DNA test. To his surprise, he was matched with a man who had the initials “T.N.”

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