Woman, 61, Missing as a Child, Finds Her Family After 55 Years

"I'm shocked. All these pieces that's been floating around in my heart," Henson said.

Family members filled in Henson on what she's missed. They said they tried to track her down in the past, but they were searching for her under her birth name, Darlene McDaniel.

Sadly, Henson won't be reunited with the mother she barely knew. Her mother died 10 years ago. But a photo shows a resemblance, and that's enough for Henson.

"They said that she really talked about me up until she passed, you know. I wish she could have known this day was coming," Henson said.

"Do you remember me?" Donilla asked her Friday over the phone. "I just want to let you know I hadn't [forgotten] you."

"Thank you, Lord. Thank you, thank you, thank you," said Henson after seeing video of her aunt Donilla for the first time, taken by KTRK.

Henson's remarks after her Friday phone call with her family may sum it up best: "I'm just happy we were able to find them. I'm happy to know they looked for me, and I'm happy to know they all said they loved me," she said as she wiped away tears.

ABC News stationsKTRK in Houston and KGO in San Francisco assisted with reporting for this story.

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