Everyone is still talking about Oprah’s secret half-sister, who was revealed in an episode watched by nearly a half-million
people on 6abc.
After more than three decades of exhaustive searching – before the internet was an option – Alice learned her birth
parents’ identities. Her dad had died and she was never able to locate her mother. However, she found and met a half-brother
and sister along with an extended family on the West Coast that welcomed her with open arms.
“They had parties for me when I went out there, they took me all around California and met all the other relatives and it was
really great,” she said.
Bob Hafetz of Warrington tells a different story. After his adoptive parents died he began the search for his birth family.
He learned his mother, who gave him up at 16, was dead and his two half-brothers were drug addicts. When he contacted his
father he hung up the phone.
“My first impression was I actually got to speak to my father and hear his voice. He went in to a panic and got very angry and
fearful. It’s sad but it’s all I have, so I’m grateful for that.