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PremierLeague-News.Com - Steven Smith had spent decades searching for his mother but after finally plucking up the courage to go round and meet her, it was too late.
PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! A son who finally found his long-lost mum after doing a DNA test tragically discovered her dead at home. Steven Smith had spent decades searching for his mother but after finally plucking up the courage to go round and meet her, it was too late. When the 41-year-old knocked the door and went inside he saw his birth mum for the first time and noticed she had 'been dead for a while'. Daphne Jones was found dead by her long-lost son (Image: Supplied) Read More Related Articles Nicola Sturgeon urges Glasgow Southside residents to get a Covid test after 'significant outbreak' Tragically instead of reuniting with 62-year-old Daphne Jones, he found himself arranging her funeral, reports The Mirror. Steven had been born at St David's Hospital in Carmarthen in 1980 and was just three-months-old when he was put into care. His mother Daphne had moved to East London with him but couldn't cope on her own after his dad was sent to jail. He was soon adopted by a loving family, eventually settling in Harlow, Essex. Steven, 41, said: "My adopted family told me the truth about where I came from when I was in my teens and it came as a real shock. "I found out I'd been registered as Jason Neal Jones and that I was originally from West Wales, but that was about it. Steven arranged her funeral after never getting to meet her (Image: Supplied) Read More Related Articles Masked pair spotted fencing at Scots park leaving Twitter in stitches "What is more, the case file containing my adoption details, which I should have received at the age of 18, ended up getting misplaced by Tower Hamlets social services." Steven, a security officer, said the details he had were "sketchy, at best", but managed to discover that his real dad had been sent to prison. His mother had been unable to cope on her own, hence her decision to put Steven into care. Steven, a father-of-four, said: "What he was sentenced for, or for how long, I don't know." Last October, Steven did a DNA test. Steven as a youngster (Image: Supplied) Read More Related Articles Cluster of 'unusual infections' among patients at Scots children's hospital sparks investigation The results were surprising, as Steven discovered he had a brother he never knew about. Steven said: "It turns out he'd done the same test a few years before - that's how they were able to put us together. "He'd been fostered by a different family and had been living just half an hour up the road from me in Essex all that time.
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Incredibly, Steven then found out about a sister who could finally give him the information he'd been desperate for over the years - his mum's details. "So I knocked on the neighbours' door and they told me they hadn't seen her for a few weeks. "We then went round the back and Amy noticed the door was unlocked, so I went in. "The bed was unmade and there were dishes in the sink. At which point I noticed her slumped in the bathroom.
"She'd been dead a while - heart attack, apparently." Tragically, instead of having the opportunity to reunite with his 62-year-old mother, Steven instead found himself arranging her funeral. "It seemed like the right thing to do really," he said. "My brother even helped me shoulder her coffin. "We had her ashes scattered in the garden of the cemetery near to where I live, so now we can always be close to each other." Since his mother has passed away, Steven has discovered other brothers and sisters he never knew existed.
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Most had been adopted into different families. Steven now wonders if he might have more siblings in Wales that he doesn't know about. He said: "It's been overwhelming meeting them all - I never thought it would happen, and my adoptive family have been great about the whole thing. Now I can't wait until Christmas because we're all going to have a massive get-together."
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