Man abandoned as a baby finds mum after 70 years

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A 73-year-old Algerian man has finally found his mother, 93, seven decades after she was forced to abandon him when he was only two-months-old by her violent ex-husband.

The Algerian woman, named Yamina, fled to France when she was 20 years old, leaving her two-month-old son Abdel Rahman and her husband behind at their home in Algeria in North Africa.

Rehman grew up without his mother, but at the age of 14, he embarked on a search to find her, never anticipating that his search would last 59 years.

Rehman has finally managed to find his now 93-year-old mother Yamina, with the help of his aunt who was reportedly once in touch with his mum, according to local media.

Abdel-Rahman with his mother Yamina. Source: Newsflash/Australscope
The Algerian woman, named Yamina, fled to France when she was 20 years old, leaving her two-month-old son Abdel Rahman and her husband behind in Algeria. Source: Newsflash/Australscope

Upon learning that his mum was living in the French city of Lyon, Rehman, who was in Belgium at that time, immediately set out for her location.

He soon discovered she was in an elderly care home after having recently suffered a stroke.

"I have been looking for my mother all my life and I have never been discouraged from finding her. I always believed that my mother was alive," Rehman said.

"But my happiness was not complete because the doctors did not allow my mother to come with me."

Yamina said that she was completely alone throughout the years, and now suddenly has a family again.

She said that just like her son, never gave up hope of returning to Algeria and finding him.

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