Who Am I: George

Who Am I: George

"I feel betrayed because everyone in my family has known about this secret for 38 years, except for me. I've just recently found out that the dad that I've known as my dad is not my real, biological father," George says. "I was visiting my grandmother in the hospital, so I asked my aunt, ‘Where is my dad?' So my aunt said, ‘What do you mean? Your real dad?' So I looked at her and said, ‘What do you mean my real dad?' She said, ‘I swore to your mother that if you ever asked this question, I would inform you that the dad you know is not your real father.' My aunt explained to me that my mom worked in the commissary at Barksdale Air Force Base and my [biological] dad was an airman. My Aunt Bessie was actually there the night that my mother had a date with my birth father."

Bessie says, "George looks just like his father. Every spitting image of him. George is tall, slender like his father."

"The news about my real father has really made me question everything about me," George says. "Who I am. I feel like I'm 50 percent of a person. There's this whole other half of my life that I don't know about … I literally have days where I don't want to find him, but I just know I have to find him. I have to."

George and his wife, Bobbi, join Dr. Phil. He tells

Dr. Phil that he always felt that he didn't fit in with his family. "I used to kid with Bobbi a lot and say, ‘You know, I've got to be adopted.'"

"How do you feel about your family hiding this from you all this time?" Dr. Phil asks.

"I am done being angry at my family members. Finding out that this secret has been kept is killing me, because I really thought I knew my mom inside and out. I mean, for her to pull this off was really kind of a feat," he says.

Dr. Phil asks Bobbi if George's news has affected their marriage. "Has he changed, from the wife's point of view?"

"He hasn't changed, except that he thinks a lot about it. We talk about it every day, who he is, where he came from, the other half of where he came from, and finding his biological father," Bobbi says.

Dr. Phil tells George, "I want to tell you before this is over with, if you want to find him, and he's on this planet, I'll put some serious resources behind it, and we'll track him to the end of the earth."

"Yes, sir. I ask every day, does he ever wonder if I got hit by a Mack truck? Does he ever wonder if I ended up in prison? Does he ever wonder if I'm going to be the next seat for the president? Does he every wonder what he fathered? Because I would," George says.

 

"You understand that he may know that you exist and not want to have anything to do with you? He may not even know that you were conceived and born. We just don't know," Dr. Phil tells him. "Part of you said, ‘I'm not sure who I am completely.' You are who you choose to be, and you've made really good and solid choices. And you know that about you." 

Dr. Phil tells George that his investigators are on the case. Here's some information about George's father:

  • First name is George
  • Possible middle name is Edward
  • Possible last name is Freeney or Feeney (various possible spellings)
  • Stationed at Barksdale Air Force Base, Bossier City, Louisiana around 1967
  • African-American male

If anybody has informatio that may lead to the whereabouts of George's biological father, please tell us.