Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Forty-nine years ago, Steve Taylor was adopted by loving parents who had only one daughter. When they began the adoption process, they were told to expect about 2 years to pass before getting a child placed with them. But a short 10 months later, the family was thrilled to welcome a newborn baby boy, Steve.

Now, after Ohio’s adoption records have been opened up, Steve has found his birth family. The big surprise is that he was surrounded by them throughout his growing up years. In fact, he attended the same school as many of his siblings. Reunification has been a blessing for Steve and his family. His father, Willard Taylor, wishes Steve’s birth mother were still alive so he could thank her for the gift of his son.