Long Lost Family

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  • 2016
  • 6 Seasons
  • 8.2  (165)

The show "Long Lost Family" is an hour long program that is documentary and reality. Each episode is a new story about long lost family members who long to be reunited. The reality is it cuts to the essence of relationship. In one episode an adult child was given up for adoption at around 18 months of age. He tells the interviewer that he understands his mother's reasons, but would be crushed if he were to find out she was and remains unhappy. A key element is the reunion occurring between the one searching for their family member and that family member. The moment of mutual recognition occurs near the end of each episode, but is a part of the whole episode not the sole reason for it. Plots include an adopted woman suspects that there are underlying circumstances surrounding her birth; her quest is to discover the nature of those circumstances. Another plot involves a mother searching and finding her son after several decades. Her family had urged her to give up the child for adoption when an infant.

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Seasons
Switched In The Hospital
8. Switched In The Hospital
December 13, 2019
Lisa tackles the challenging mystery of why a woman was abandoned in a trash can as a baby. Unexpected DNA results throw a woman's entire identity into question. However, no one is prepared for the shocking details Chris unearths about the day she was born.
The Missing Piece
7. The Missing Piece
December 6, 2019
Chris tries to solve the fifty-year-old mystery of why a woman was abandoned at a laundromat, days after being born. A family enlists Lisa's help to track down the first-born son that was placed for adoption, hoping to fulfill a father's dying wish.
What Family Feels Like
6. What Family Feels Like
November 29, 2019
In her search for her biological family, a DNA test reveals an unlikely family member, changing the woman's life forever. A woman enlists Lisa's help to find her birth mother, but unearths a forty year-old secret in the process.
An Adult Orphan
5. An Adult Orphan
November 22, 2019
Lisa hopes that finding a man's biological mom will help him overcome his abandonment issues; Chris is tasked with locating a woman's only child and delivering the difficult details of her daughter's birth story.
Not My Child to Keep
4. Not My Child to Keep
November 15, 2019
Chris unwraps the mystery of a woman's origins, which began with her being abandoned at a Korean orphanage. A lover's violent death and the forced adoption of their newborn, has Lisa desperately searching for a woman's only child, hoping it will heal her.
Are They Looking for Me?
3. Are They Looking for Me?
November 8, 2019
Chris and Lisa join forces attempting to solve the childhood mystery of why a woman was separated from her birth family at the age of two. The miraculous journey resolves multiple family mysteries and reveals the most unexpected guest at a family funeral.
I'm the Only One Left
2. I'm the Only One Left
November 1, 2019
Lisa helps a man find the answers why his adoption was part of an illegal baby-selling scheme. A breast cancer survivor found strength in letters written by her birth mother to beat cancer and has tasked Chris to locate her so she can say thank you.
Why Couldn't They Raise Us?
1. Why Couldn't They Raise Us?
October 25, 2019
Identical twins enlist Lisa's help to unlock the mystery of why they were placed for adoption; Chris hopes to fulfill the wishes of a deceased father by tracking down the first-born son he and his wife had placed for adoption.
Description

The show "Long Lost Family" is an hour long program that is documentary and reality. Each episode is a new story about long lost family members who long to be reunited. The reality is it cuts to the essence of relationship. In one episode an adult child was given up for adoption at around 18 months of age. He tells the interviewer that he understands his mother's reasons, but would be crushed if he were to find out she was and remains unhappy.

A key element is the reunion occurring between the one searching for their family member and that family member. The moment of mutual recognition occurs near the end of each episode, but is a part of the whole episode not the sole reason for it.

Plots include an adopted woman suspects that there are underlying circumstances surrounding her birth; her quest is to discover the nature of those circumstances. Another plot involves a mother searching and finding her son after several decades. Her family had urged her to give up the child for adoption when an infant.Long Lost Family is a series that is currently running and has 6 seasons (54 episodes). The series first aired on March 6, 2016.

Where to Watch Long Lost Family

Long Lost Family is available for streaming on the TLC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Long Lost Family on demand at Amazon Prime, Philo, Amazon, Hulu, Vudu, FuboTV, Google Play, Apple TV and TLC.

  • Premiere Date
    March 6, 2016
  • IMDB Rating
    8.2  (165)