WOODBURY - A Long Island native and her biological mother she last saw 82 years ago have been reunited.
Lena Pierce was 14 years old when she gave birth to her daughter Eva May.
Pierce says 82 years ago, the state took her baby away, saying she was not old enough to care for her.
Eva was adopted, renamed Betty and grew up on Long Island.
After some online searching, the daughter and her 96-year-old mom were able to reunite upstate.
The two plan on catching up on all the years missed.