Sister separated at birth reunites with Syracuse family after 36 years

SYRACUSE (WSYR-TV) - As Kim McKenna and her sister Michelle wait inside Syracuse's Hancock International Airport, a special guest is about to land.

They've waited 36 years for her arrival. 

Suzanne Bair, separated from her sisters when their mother put her up for adoption in 1980, is about to meet her biological family for the first time. 

"What she did was out of love," Kim said of her mother's actions. "I can't even explain it any other way. She had the most love for this child that she gave up for adoption." 

The sisters found out about Suzanne when they were teenagers. When their mother passed away from MS in 1995, they started trying to locate her. 

Suzanne was looking as well. And about four weeks ago, they found each other. 

This morning Suzanne boarded a plane from her home near Phoenix bound for Syracuse. When the flight landed at Hancock she was showered with hugs from the sisters she never met. 

"I can't believe I'm finally here," Bair said. "It's taken me ten years to get here and I can finally move on now." 

Together she'll start a new chapter with a new family worth every second of the wait. 

"I can't believe she found us," Kim said. "Suzanne is bringing us a peace we've been missing for a while."

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