Steve Flaig found his birth mother working at the same Lowe's where he works.
Four years ago, when Steve turned 18, he asked DA Blodgett for Children, the agency that arranged his adoption, for his background information.
A couple of months later it came, with his birth mother's name.
He searched the Internet for her address and came up empty.
In October, around his 22nd birthday, he took out the paperwork from DA Blodgett and realized he had been spelling his birth mother's surname wrong as "Talladay."
He typed "Tallady" into a search engine, coming up with an address on West River Drive. That was less than a mile from the Lowe's store, 4297 Plainfield Ave. NE, and just around the corner from where his parents raised him.
He mentioned it to his boss.
She said: "You mean Chris Tallady, who works here?" [Link, via Ancestories]