Woman Meets Biological Dad and Sister For The First Time

An adopted woman who spent decades wondering who her biological dad was finally got to share an emotional first hug with him and sister – a moment more than 30 years in the making. The tear-filled embraces took place in Carlsbad, New Mexico, ending Aliesha Bree's years-long journey, which saw her spend many late nights filling notebooks, searching through social media, and looking through genetic testing websites. In the end, Aliesha's breakthrough came through the help of a social media community that are collectively known as "search angels" – people who volunteer their time to help reunite individuals with their biological family members. Aliesha was adopted when she was six days old, and because this was a closed adoption, no details about her biological father were ever revealed to her. For years Aliesha shared a loving relationship with her adopted family but felt a "sense of a void" in her life. Genetic testing proved to be unsuccessful; four notebooks of names she had looked up on social media turned out to be blanks, she thought. But then, when she turned to a search angel group on social media, a volunteer responded and eventually helped connect her with her biological father.
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Release Status:
TV & Digital
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Location: Carlsbad, New Mexico, USA
  • Date Acquired02-08-2023
  • Date Filmed10-16-2023
  • OrientationVertical
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing

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