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Son reunited with mom in time for Mother’s Day

  • RON KOSEN / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER

    Kauai resident Tod Walker greets his birth mother, Marguerita “Snooky” Landis Gravenor, of Portland, Ore., in a reunion at Lihue Airport.

  • COURTESY TOD WALKER

    Tod Walker has been looking for his birth mother for many years. His wife, Amy, gave him a DNA kit as a Christmas present last year. Walker, son Abraham, Amy and daughter Avia pose in a family photo shot on Kauai.

  • COURTESY WALKER FAMILY

    Tod Walker was raised in a supportive family with two sisters, Lisa and Jana, who were also adopted.

For months, he called her every day. He would tell himself not to overdo it, but then he’d end up calling. Now he can’t stop hugging her and holding her hand. Read more

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