Mother and daughter visit birth family

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A little girl and a local lady returned to native lands and to where it all began for the mother and daughter duo.

Sarah Angus, 48, of Elland retraced the same steps she made after a life-changing call to say she was officially a mummy.

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Nine years later, Holly, now 10, her adoptive mother and aunty made a return journey all the way back to Guatemala, central America, to meet Holly’s birth family for the first time since that first encounter.

Prior to boarding the plane to Holly’s native land, she said she was worried it might be hard to say good-bye to her birth mother, Eulalai, sister Martha, 14, and brother Edwin, six.

Sarah, Holly, and her aunt Amanda reunited with Holly’s birth family for an afternoon around their hotel pool where they enjoyed food and exchanged gifts.

Sarah said: “As they walked through reception I recognised them straight away. Eulalai rushed towards Holly and hugged her. She said she’d been looking forward to this day for so long.

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“You sometimes wonder if you’re doing the right thing. Having my sister there was a huge support.”

During their trip, the girls visited a Pueblo a Pueblo community project to donate £700 to its school raised by Sarah and Holly’s school, All Saints, Halifax.

Holly hopes that her sister Martha, who wants to be a doctor, will study in the UK and that they can go shopping together. Sarah supports Martha and Edwin’s education.

Holly said: “It doesn’t feel sad. It’s nice knowing they’re there and that one day I will see them again.”