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Last night we saw the last episode in the series of Long Lost Family and what an emotional one it was. Firstly we heard the story of James, who found out the person he believed to be his real dad was actually only his mum's boyfriend. He always wondered why he had a different surname to his dad and that's when alarm bells started ringing. When his dad left home and split up from him mum, that's when unanswered questions needed answers.
Anne Clegg is 48 and a mother of three but she has always wanted to find her birth mother and has been looking for nearly 20 years without success. She was only 6 weeks old when her mother gave her up for adoption to a couple who lived in Essex.
After a week's break Long Lost Family returned to our screens this week. It was another episode that tugged at the heart strings where two people were both looking for their parents. First of all we meet Bridget. She had no idea that she had been adopted until the age of 11. She was at an interview at a local boarding school and her mother turned to the House Master and told him that Bridget had been adopted. She had simply presumed that Bridget had already worked it out for herself.
Did you see the fourth episode of Long Lost Family on Thursday? It featured two very different but extremely emotional stories.
Did you miss episode 3 of Long Lost Family, or need a refresh? It was another great watch, so here's a quick recap. In last night's episode Peter Arundel and Maureen Saville were both searching for their birth mothers.
The second episode of series proved to be another emotional one. We followed two very different stories this week. First of all we met Brenda. She fell pregnant and moved to a Mother and Baby home when she was 3 months gone. She lived there with her daughter Joanne until she was 6 weeks old. Sadly keeping the baby wasn’t an option for Brenda and so she had no choice but to give her up for adoption.
This week saw the return of ITV1 series Long Lost Family, and the first episode proved to be the emotional rollercoaster reunion we had hoped for. Taking me from a state of sadness and sympathy to one of joy and happiness as the relatives are reunited and I reach for yet another tissue to dry the stream of tears running down my face.
This week's Long Lost Family focused on two women born to unmarried mothers in the 1960's. Back then having a child out of wedlock was perceived as a "dirty secret". Sarah Gayle and Laura McCarthy have both spent a lifetime searching for their mothers and the Long Lost Family team helped them with their search.
Another amazing episode of Long Lost family last night on ITV1.
The second programme of Long Lost Family on Thursday 28th April was incredibly emotional from beginning to end.