After 4 decades apart, mom, daughter reunited through FacebookUPDATED 7:04 PM HST Jun 20, 2013Video Transcript
NEW AT 10. AFTER BEING SEPARATED FOR 40 YEARS, A MOTHER AND DAUGHTER WERE FINALLY REUINTED TONIGHT AT THE SUNPORT. AND IT WAS ALL THANKS.... TO FACEBOOK. ACTION 7 NEWS REPORTER LAURA THOREN WAS THERE FOR THE EMOTIONAL MOMENT. SHE JOINS US LIVE. IT WAS AN EMOTIONAL - JOYFUL REUNION. WHEN NAOMI MARTINEZ SAW HER MOTHER COME INTO THE WELCOMING AREA AT THE SUNPORT SHE COULD NOT LET GO. THE LAST TIME SHE SAW HER MOTHER SHE SAYS SHE WAS 5 YEARS OLD AND SHE WAS KIDNAPPED BY HER FATHER. 2:45 it's overwhelming. Very overwhelming. 2:46 NAOMI MARTINEZ SAYS SHE WAS KIDNAPPED WHEN SHE WAS JUST 5 YEARS OLD. HER FATHER TOOK HER FROM COSTA RICA TO THE U.S..... TELLING HER - SHE WASN'T WANTED. 1:48 I grew up all my life, thinking that my mother didn't want me. That she was happy to get rid of me. 1:53 FORTY YEARS LATER... MARTINEZ WENT ONLINE ... 1:19 I opened up a facebook account. 1:21 THAT'S WHEN HER FAMILY BACK IN COSTA RICA - FOUND HER. 2:21 I realized they weren't lying they were honest and they were sincerely trying to get a hold of me. 2:25 THURSDAY AT THE SUNPORT.... A MOMEMT ALMOST HALF A CENTURY IN THE MAKING. ERLINDA CAMPOS-CARRILLO AND HER DAUGHTER FINALLY GET TO HOLD EACH OTHER. 4:23 Is this exactly how you imagined it would be? This is better than I imagined it would be. This is better. 4:28 HER MOTHER SAYS ... 3:59 no tengo por ... 4:01 ... I HAVE NO WORDS TO EXPRESS - THIS IS A DREAM GOD HAS GIVEN ME AND ANSWERED MY PRAYERS. WHY SHE WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM HER MOTHER IN THE FIRST PLACE...MARTINEZ SAYS SHE'LL NEVER KNOW -- BUT NOW, IT DOESN'T MATTER. 5:22 she says for her it's incredible, to just be here with me. That she thought she was going to die and never see me again. 5:26 NAOMI WILL BE SPENDING THE NEXT MONTH HERE IN ALBUQUERQUE WITH HER MOTHER. DURING THAT TIME HER MOTHER WILL BE CELEBRATING HER 80TH BIRTHDAY! THEY TELL ME THEY'LL BE FINALLY GETTING TO KNOW EACH OTHER. LIVE AT THE SUNPORT -- LAURA THOREN KOAT ACTION 7 NEWS. NAOMI TELLS US -- SHE HOPES THIS STORY WILL INSPIRE OTHERS TO USE FACEBOOK TO RECONNECT WITH LOVED ONES.