- A mother who lost her son 21 years ago is now reunited with the child
- His father stole him from her when he was just 18 months old and since then nobody knew where the child was
- After searching for the child for years child abduction services finally found the boy and reunited him with his mother
Steve Hernandez’s father took him away from his mother when he was just 18 months old. He was even thorough enough to take every single picture of the child and even the ultrasound photo.
However, today, 21 years later, Steve Hernandez is reunited with his mother Maria Mancia. The only photo the mother had was a single photo a relative happened to have.
Californian Child Abduction services searched far and wide for the child but had no luck in finding him until they came across a tip that led them to Mexico. The services found a 22-year-old Steve living in Mexico and his father was believed to be missing or dead.
“It was a shock! I didn’t know if she was alive or not and to get a call that says they found my mother and that she had been looking for me, it was like a cold bucket of water. But it’s good. It’s good,” said the lost boy, now a man.
When going to his mother he grabbed all photos of himself so his mother could see how he was growing.
The mother said: “Now this anguish I’ve carried is gone now that I have my son back. I spent 21 years looking for him not knowing anything.”