Lisa Wright: Woman finds and reunites with her birth mum for the first time after 50 years

Lisa Wright: Woman finds and reunites with her birth mum for the first time after 50 years

- A woman, Lisa Wright, met her biological mother for the first time after 50 years of being apart

- Wright who was adopted at a young age went for a DNA test to discover and reunite with her birth mum

- She found out her birthing mum was an actress who starred in her favourite childhood show, That's My Mama

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At 54, Lisa Wright began a journey to discover and reunite with her biological mother although she previously never expected to meet the woman who gave birth to her.

After 50 years of being apart, a genetic test helped to reunite Wright with her birthing mother, something her son prompted.

Speaking in an interview with TODAY's Sheinelle Jones, Wright disclosed that she had always known that she was adopted but had never looked for her biological mother who gave birth to her at 18 years old, nor her relatives.

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Lisa Wright: Woman finds and reunites with her birth mum for the first time after 50 years
Woman finds and reunites with her birth mum after 50 years. Photo on the left: Baby Lisa Wright with her adoptive mum. Photo on the right: Lisa Wright and her birth mum. Photos credit: Lisa Wright
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Wright's adoption was a closed one, which means that the records were sealed, and her adoptive family and her birth parents did not know each other.

Wright grew up and had a child of her own. When she was 54, her son suggested that she take a DNA test to find out her genetic heritage. The results from the DNA test disclosed the identity of an uncle.

She reached out to her uncle to ask if he was open to chatting with her to see what all of this means, she said.

Days later, Wright and her uncle spoke on the phone.

In the conversation with her uncle, Wright mentioned details about herself saying: ''I was born on December 10, 1964. I was told that my biological mom was very young when she had me. She moved to Los Angeles because she wanted to be in Hollywood. And then he just stopped me right there.

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"So then I'm thinking, OK, here it comes. He's going to say don't ever call me again. And so he goes, ''Lisa, you're my niece. We've been looking for you. We've all been looking for you.''

Wright discovered that her birth mother lived in Los Angeles, the same city where Wright herself lived.

She searched her mother's name online and found a photo of her. During this period, her phone rang again and a voice on the other end said: ''Is this my daughter? And then I just went, Oh, my God, is this my mother?''

She recalled her mother saying: "Yes, sweetie, this is your mom.''

Wright and her mother, actress Lynne Moody, didn't waste any time making plans; they decided to meet the very next day.

Wright learned something incredible about her mother, Moody who starred in one of her favourite TV shows from childhood, That's My Mama, a sitcom that ran on ABC in the mid-1970s.

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"I grew up watching my mother on TV and didn't even know it," Wright said. That's My Mama was our must-see TV, and who knew? No idea ... And that's my mama!"

In other news, Abena Korkor is advocating body positivity and challenging all forms of stereotypes against plus-size people for their appearance.

The mental health advocate who is a plus-size figure herself has flexed her confidence, flaunting her physique in a recent clip.

Against popular views about ideal body shape or appearance, Korkor shows off her grit, owning her full shape despite not being curvaceous.

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