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In a July 5 photo, Dan Cornwall, 54, of LaSalle, Ill., meets his sister Barbara Buck, 63, of Brandon at the Parkway Restaurant in Sycamore, Ill., for the first time after more than five decades. Buck was put up for adoption when she was two months old. (AP Photo/Daily Chronicle, Rob Winner)

Brandon woman finds birth family after decades apart

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SYCAMORE, Ill. (AP) -- Dan Cornwall thought it was a scam.

When a woman called him June 16 claiming to be his sister, he thought it could be a ploy to take some of the nonexistent inheritance his mother left. But as the woman started naming more than just family members, he realized her claim that she was given up for adoption at a young age was true.

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