December 25, 2008
Do you have a relative whom you've lost all contact with or have never even met? Is there someone you're longing to find and reunite with? While you may dream about a reunion being a great and healing experience, reconciliation could also cause more heartache than you expect. Follow the journey of Dr. Phil's guests as they reunite with family members and face the reality of the aftermath.
Finding Her Father
Catherine grew up with her mom and never knew who or where her dad was. She recently became a parent, herself, and the need to find her dad became a top priority. But when she found him, was the reunion what she expected?
A Tear-Filled Reunion
Troy Dunn is a professional people finder who has found more than 40,000 missing relatives, long-lost friends and biological parents during the last 18 years. Now, he shares reunion stories on his new WE tv show, The Locator. Angel has been looking for her twin sons for almost 20 years, and she contacted Troy for help in her search.
The Mothers Meet
When an adoptive mother meets a biological mother for the first time, the encounter can be filled with joy, tension and even the fear of losing the bond she has with her children. Ruth, the adoptive mother to Angel's twins, was reluctant to have her sons meet Angel, but agreed to the reunion.
Troy was contacted by Ricardo who was searching for his biological brother, Brock, whom he had never met. Cameras follow the siblings emotional first meeting, and Troy surprises Brock by introducing him to another family member.
Conducting a Search of Your Own
Troy Dunn shares his tips for finding a long-lost relative or friend.