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Slayton native Lynette Carlson hugs the son she gave up for adoption 29 years ago during a tearful reunion in August in Grand Rapids, Mich. Photo courtesy Fox 17/Grand Rapids, Mich.

Slayton native shares story of giving her only child up for adoption


AUSTIN -- On a cold day last January, Lynette Carlson turned on her computer, logged into the social network website Facebook and found a message in her inbox that would change her life forever.

With a click of a mouse she opened the note and read: "Have you ever lived in Slayton, Minnesota or Roswell, Kansas? If so, does the name Steven Michael ring a bell to you?"

"At that point I was bawling my eyes out," she said.

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