Dr. Phil asks Denise, "What do you envision happening once you meet your son?"
"I envision us learning about each other and possibly, hopefully becoming friends, and just taking time to get to know each other," she says.
Dr. Phil makes sure she understands that he has a loving adoptive mother and family. "That role is filled," he says, "so what is the role that you think you can realistically..."
Denise responds, "I have been able to speak to him on the phone a couple of times, just the little connection that we have had already, I feel we have a lot of similarities, and I think that there can be a bond ... maybe not a mother/son bond, but some type of a close friendship bond."
Denise replies, "I hope so."
Dr. Phil explains, "You need to be because I don't want you to be disappointed. I want you to go in with realistic expectations. Because as we were just talking about ... You see what unrealistic expectancies can do. It can set you up for failure, and we certainly don't want that to happen."
Dr. Phil introduces David, and he is reunited with his birth mother and sister.
Dr. Phil introduces Bill, Linda and Lori, David's adoptive parents and adopted sister, and asks them how they feel about the reunion. Linda answers, "I think so much of Denise for all the effort that she put in locating David ... I really think the world of her for it. Thank you so much Denise. You just added to his life I'm sure."
Bill explains, "I think it's a great opportunity for them both to meet each other and spend time together. I myself am grateful for Denise. Maybe she enjoyed the moment, but we have enjoyed the entire time of raising him."