Finding My Father

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  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 6.4  (19)

Finding My Father is a reality TV series that aired on Oxygen from 2015 to 2016. The show aimed to help people who had been separated from their fathers to reconnect and forge meaningful relationships. The show primarily focused on the stories of individuals who had been estranged from their dads for various reasons such as adoption, abandonment, divorce, and more. The subjects of the show were people from all walks of life who were seeking to fill the void left by the absence of their dads.

Each episode of Finding My Father followed a different story and took a unique approach in helping the subject find their dad. The show employed a team of private investigators, psychologists, and other experts to help locate the father and to prepare the subject for the eventual reunion.

In the early episodes, the showrunners introduced the subjects' stories and explained the reasons behind their estrangement from their fathers. The show provided ample background information to help the viewers understand the deep-rooted emotions and conflicts that often accompany such separations.

The next phase of the show involved a search for the subject's father. This phase was often intense and emotionally draining as it involved investigating the father's whereabouts, reaching out to potential relatives, and combing through public records.

Once the father was located, the show would prepare the subject for the reunion. This involved counselling sessions with psychologists and other experts and coaching the subject on how to approach and communicate with their dad.

The show depicted the reunions in various ways, some were touching and emotional while others were a bit more anticlimactic. Nevertheless, the moments of reconciliation were always heartfelt and demonstrated the potential for healing and growth that comes with reconnecting with estranged family members.

The aftermath of the reunions was also covered in the show. The subjects were often shown reflecting on their experiences and processing the new emotions that came with their newfound relationship with their dad.

One aspect of the show that was particularly interesting was the exploration of the impact of absent fathers on the subjects' lives. The show delved into the psychological and emotional effects of growing up without a father figure and how it can affect one's identity, self-worth, and ability to form healthy relationships.

Another noteworthy aspect of Finding My Father was the diversity of the subjects' stories. The show tackled issues such as race, class, and gender, and highlighted how these factors can influence the dynamics of father-child relationships.

Overall, Finding My Father was an emotional and moving show that provided an intimate look at the struggles and joys of reconnecting with absent fathers. The show was well-produced, and the subjects' stories were sensitively portrayed. The show's exploration of the aftermath of the reunions and the long-term impacts of absent fathers made it stand out from other similar reality TV shows.

Finding My Father is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (8 episodes). The series first aired on December 9, 2015.

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Danielle & Dax
8. Danielle & Dax
January 27, 2016
Danielle and Dax are happy and in love. Their only issue is they have never met their fathers. Danielle's mom isn't sure who Danielle's father is and Dax was told his father didn't want him. Together they journey to find their fathers and the truth.
Lora & Konisa
7. Lora & Konisa
January 20, 2016
Lora is left reeling when she discovers that her father abandoned her to raise someone else's kids, but she tries to track him down to get answers. Meanwhile, Konisa follows a lead, but is met with suspicion at every turn.
Alyssa & Rebekah
6. Alyssa & Rebekah
January 13, 2016
The scary picture painted of Alyssa's dad is of a drug addicted, alcoholic monster but Alyssa is determined to find him anyway . After her mother's betrayal leaves Rebekah shell-shocked, she enlists a private investigator to track down her father.
Blake & Justin
5. Blake & Justin
January 6, 2016
In order to find her father, Blake must confront the drug-addicted mother that abandoned her as a child. Justin, who's faced rejection from family and friends because of his bisexuality, hopes to find acceptance by finding his father.
Kari & Angie
4. Kari & Angie
December 30, 2015
Kari's father turned his back on her before she was even born. She's afraid he'll do it again, but she takes her chances and tries to find him. Meanwhile, TV reporter Angie uses social media in hopes of finding the road that leads to her father.
Avise & Lacy
3. Avise & Lacy
December 23, 2015
Avise is stunned to learn her father's been homeless for decades. She wants to find him, but has no idea where to start. Meanwhile, Lacy searches for clues as to the whereabouts of the "sperm donor" that resulted in her birth.
Alexandra & Alec
2. Alexandra & Alec
December 16, 2015
Alexandra wants to find her father before going through with gender reassignment surgery, but will she still want to meet him when she finds out he's in jail? Meanwhile, Alec fears that his father's new family will reject him.
1. Ashley/Amanda
December 9, 2015
As a child, Amanda's father abandoned her for another family, when she tracks him down, she learns some startling news. Meanwhile, Ashley receives the shock of a lifetime when she discovers where her father's been living all these years.
Where to Watch Finding My Father
Finding My Father is available for streaming on the Oxygen website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Finding My Father on demand at Amazon, Vudu, hayu, Google Play and Apple TV.
  • Premiere Date
    December 9, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.4  (19)