Lisa Wright always knew she was adopted, but the thought of searching for her biological mother never crossed her mind. Growing up, she was told that her birth mother was young and unable to care for her, and that her adoptive mother wanted her so badly. The adoption was closed, leaving Wright with limited information about her birth parents.
It wasn’t until later in life, when Wright had a child of her own, that she considered searching for her biological mother. At the age of 54, her son suggested she take a DNA test to uncover her genetic heritage. To her surprise, she received a family match and reached out to her newfound uncle, expressing her interest in connecting with her biological family.
During their phone conversation, Wright shared details about herself, including her birth date and the fact that her birth mother had moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in Hollywood. Little did she know that this search would lead her to actress Lynne Moody, her birth mother.
The conversation took an unexpected turn when Wright’s uncle revealed that they had been searching for her for a long time. It became evident that while Wright had not actively searched for her biological mother, her family had never stopped looking for her. They informed her that her birth mother still lived in Los Angeles, where Wright herself resided.
Eager to put a face to the name, Wright found a photo of her birth mother online and was astounded by the resemblance.
For the first time, she saw someone who looked like her, other than her son. Overwhelmed with emotions, Wright received another phone call, this time from her birth mother herself.
The voice on the other end confirmed that it was indeed her long-lost mother, and the feeling was indescribable.
The search for her biological mother had a happy ending, and Wright and Moody wasted no time in planning their reunion. Moody had been waiting for this moment for 50 years, longing to reconnect with her daughter.
Unfortunately, she had never had the opportunity to meet Wright’s adoptive parents as they had already passed away.
The reunion between Wright and Moody was filled with intense emotions, as both had carried a deep longing for each other. Moody described the moment she learned about her daughter as a physical reaction, comparing it to giving birth. The pain and longing she had experienced for all those years finally had a chance to be resolved.
Interestingly, Wright had unknowingly seen her birth mother on television throughout her childhood. Moody had starred in a TV show called “That’s My Mama,” which happened to be one of Wright’s favorite shows. Little did she know that the woman she saw on screen was her own mother.
As Mother’s Day approached, Moody hoped that their story would inspire others. She emphasized the importance of remaining hopeful and open to miracles and surprises in life. Wright’s search for her biological mother may have come later in life, but it brought her back to a mother who had been searching for her for decades.