Woman Reunites with Birth Mother After 50 Years and Discovers She Had Been Watching Her on TV
After being encouraged by her son to search for her biological family, 54-year-old, Lisa Wright decided to search for her mother to receive closure.
However, there was a problem. Adopted children's birth records were sealed making it difficult for Wright to know where to begin in tracking her biological mother. As far as Wright was aware, her mother had given her up to establish an acting career in Hollywood.
After taking a DNA test, results revealed that Wright had a long-lost uncle who she met to inquire about her mother. What he told her instantly shocked her. Her biological mother was Lynne Moody, the actress who appeared on the mini-series Roots and the short-lived sitcom ‘That’s my Mama.’ What was even more astonishing was that the sitcom ‘That’s my Mama’ was Wright's favourite show growing up.
With the successful help of her uncle, Wright managed to contact her mother actress, Lynne Moody. On the phone, Moody asked if she was speaking to her biological daughter, Wright replied ‘is this, my mother?’ Moody replied by saying yes. They both met up the next day, with Moody glad to know that she had a grandson.
Moody did not have any other children as she struggled to live with the fact that she gave her daughter up for adoption to pursue her acting career. Reunited after 50 years, Wright did not have any hard feelings for her mother Moody as she just wanted to live in the moment. Sadly, Wright’s adoptive parents passed away before they could see her reunite with her biological mother.
“As a mother, you never, ever, ever forget,” Moody said. “During those 50 years, all I did was try to learn how to live with it.”
“Life is full of surprises sometimes — so hang in there no matter what your circumstances are,” she added. “Be open to miracles, be open to surprises, and keep the faith.”