Lubbock man reunited with his sister after more than 40 years - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/14/09

Lubbock man reunited with his sister after more than 40 years

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Karina Castro was just a baby when she was separated from her older brother.  For decades, she wondered if she would ever see him again and on Monday that dream came true.

"I was just a baby one year old, when his mom took him and his sisters to go live with her," said Castro.

Castro was separated from her half brother Ken Taylor after their father passed away in 1969. They were living in San Antonio at the time.

"I was told I had a half brother and half sisters, but no information about him till I was older," said Castro.

In 2006 Castro turned to the Internet to assist in the search to find her brother and sisters.

"I saw a website that was www.reunion.com, but they have no changed it to www.mylife.com and I went ahead a put a profile there," said Castro.

But for more than two years, nothing, until this past September.

"I got an inch to go check the website and there was a message from him. I was shaking, I was crying, I was shaking, I just couldn't believe I actually found him," said Castro.

Castro currently lives in Phoenix, Arizona and her brother is in Lubbock. She says she couldn't wait any longer and flew to the Hub City for a long overdue reunion.

"He has no idea, he thinks he's having lunch with some friends and I'm just going to surprise him," said Castro.

And Taylor couldn't have been more surprised.

"No clue, I can't tell you I had no clue.  I made it a practice to get on the Internet and do a search every six months or so and I came across a thing she posted a site," said Taylor.

And now that the search is over, this brother and sister say the rest of their lives will be dedicated to catching up on the years together that they lost.

"I got my big brother," said Castro.

Castro is now even considering moving to Lubbock to be closer to her brother.

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