The series will follow the stories of people who have experienced long-term separation from members of their family and are seeking to be reunited with them. The show is being produced by Shed Media, the creators of Who Do You Think You Are? They do a great job with that show, so this new show should also be thoughtfully done.
We are looking for a variety of families to help reconnect: parents hoping to reunite with children they were unable to raise – perhaps given up for adoption or separated by custody disputes or family rifts, adult children looking for their birth parents, or siblings searching for each other after decades apart.
For further information and to apply: please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your phone number, email address, a paragraph about your situation and the family member you are searching for.
The show originated in the UK where they have open records. As someone that had to go through a lot to find my family, I very much know that there is a big difference between open records searching and having to spend years searching. Now that there will be a United States version, the topic of closed records will have to come up. My hope is that people watch the show and realize the damage that closed records can do. Hopefully this will influence law makers and influence change. Hopefully they will choose people that had to use DNA results and depend on DNA matches to help fill in the details. This could help nudge some people to answer those emails they get from adoptees. We will do reviews of the episodes as they are released.