Long Lost Family

Having his own son made David Smith question even more his own history and sense of belonging

Having his own son made David Smith question even more his own history and sense of belonging. ‘I don’t think you understand the love of a father until you become a father yourself,’ he says. Up until the age of 18, David had thought the man who raised him was his dad, but his mum revealed his biological father was actually someone else. In one way, this news made sense to David, as he had never really felt a bond with the man he called Dad. The second story is about Mandy, who was looking for her mother. For many years, Mandy knew that her biological mum was only 13 when she had her, and had been afraid to look for her in case it was too upsetting. Another emotional episode.