Lots of celebrations take place on Family Day in Canada each year. This year, it was an especially important day in the life of adoptee Rhona Beaumont. Her birth family landed in Canada from the UK to spend some time with Rhona and get to know about her and the country in which she was raised in.

Separated over 50 years ago at birth, Beaumont said, “It doesn’t matter how old you are … it really helps to see that part of yourself.” Beaumont hopes that by sharing parts of her reunification she will inspire others to search as well. And her hopes have already paid off with a friend who found their birth father just months before he passed away.

Watch her story here.