Published: May 24, 2013 10:47 AM EDT

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A central Florida woman has reunited with her son almost 36 years after giving him up for adoption.
    
The happy reunion took place Thursday at Orlando International Airport, where Andre "Dre" Knight arrived on a one-way ticket to meet his mother, Robin West.
    
West told Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/11hMWZC ) she was 15 when the baby was born. She says she held him for a few moments before he was taken away for adoption.
    
They reconnected by phone about a month ago after Knight's girlfriend, Andrea Bennett, found West on the Internet. Knight says he sent West a tweet on April 28. She called him hours later and they've made up for lost time since then.
    
Knight's adoptive parents even sent West an album of pictures on Mother's Day.
    
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Information from: Florida Today (Melbourne, Fla.), http://www.floridatoday.com

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