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Troy Dunn The Locator on Dr. Phil

Troy Dunn The Locator on Dr. Phil

We want everyone to know that Troy Dunn The Locator will appear on the Dr. Phil Show this coming Friday, 10/21/11, at 4:00 pm Eastern Time. 

Troy Dunn has been reuniting adopted adults with their birth parents for many years now.  He’s a great guy and fantastic showman, and you should take a look at this episode. 

Here’s an excerpt on what the show will be about, obtained from the Dr. Phil episodes page:

“Twins Search for Twins

Dr. Phil’s guests are immersed in an adoption mystery steeped in so many secrets, it took expert locator, Troy Dunn, to reconnect the pieces of their fractured family. Lori, her twin sister, Lonnie, and older sister, Linda, say that even as children, they had a stark memory of their pregnant mother leaving for the hospital and returning without a child and a story that didn’t add up. The siblings say they’ve always had their suspicions about a possible sibling, but it wasn’t until their mother’s death that they discovered a piece to the puzzle — paperwork about twins who were placed for adoption decades ago. Delving into the case, Troy uncovers a shocking surprise, but before a reunion can take place, he must deliver some bad news. Find out what happens as Lori, Lonnie and Linda prepare to meet their long-lost loved ones. It’s a family reunion you don’t want to miss! Plus, if you’re searching for someone, don’t miss Troy’s tips for locating a missing relative.”

We hope you take the time to enjoy Troy Dunn The Locator on the Dr. Phil Show

If you need immediate assistance locating your birth parents or child given for adoption, please give one of our OmniTrace search consultants a call at 1-888-965-6696 and receive a FREE search evaluation.

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  1. lillian says:

    i would like to find daughter

  2. Brice says:

    I have tried to contact all of these reuniting people, but I have had no luck…False hopes. I am 25, looking for my birth mother. I was adopted at 6 weeks old. Both of my parents who adopted me have since passed away by the time I turned 20. Both gone. I just have to find out, before my life time is over…please help me?

  3. Nancy says:

    Have tried to search sense I was about 23 or so for my birth family, I was born in New Orleans, La. August 5, 1955 this makes my search hard and the fact that I was adopted again at 16 by my step father in Santa Rosa, CA. Makes it all crazy for someone like me. Any help at all would be a blessing.

  4. Debbie says:

    I am looking for my biological father who is, if still living, in his 70s. He might living in Michigan. My mother refuses to talk about it with me. They were divorced when I was very young. Should I list his name here or…..? I am new to this searching for people thing. Help!

  5. Carol barker says:

    I sent Troy Dunn about finding my brother about
    A year ago and never herd from nobody I even offer to pay
    Him I’ve been looking for my brother since 1992
    But because he was 17 when he came missing no one
    Would help me
    If he didn’t want to see me I would like to no
    If he’s alive or past away so I could move we were
    Very close if u seen my brother u would see me

  6. Rebecca says:

    I am looking for a sister name Francine My mother had 12 children out of 12 she gave 9 up for an adoption I have found 8 of my brothers and sister there is only one missing that i can not find my mother lived in NE at the time she gave Francine up my mother name is Hannah Macintyre born Nov 15 1925 if anyone can help me please help me
    I wish you all the luck in the world to find your love ones


  7. boyerc says:

    I am looking for my birth mother her name was Barbra Cambell I would like to know if I have any siblings and if I do I would like to meet them or talk to them.

  8. marlene pilcher says:

    i been trying to get in touch with my son and daughter i know where they live and phone number but i dont want to deal with the women that adopted them i dont know what else to do some help me

  9. Tabitha says:

    I am searching for my birth father’s family his name was Clarence Edward Davis he lived in York, Pennsylvania and he migrated from Florida in the 60’s. He visited family all the time in Florida and married Mary Ellen Gerber of York, Pennsylvania. He passed away in December of 2001, and I just wanted the chance to meet my paternal family and learn as much as I could about my father’s family.

  10. Trude says:

    I’m looking for my son Jonathan Weller. We are from Ct.. I wantto get to know him and explain what happened and why. I think of him every minute of the day. I believe he is in New Milford Ct.

  11. Nicolealam33 says:

    We’re searching for my 14 yr old daughter’s father, Daniel Joseph Chenevert. He’s 47 and his last known address was in Deer Park Tx. My daughter has’nt seen him since she was 3. Any advice or info would greatly be appreciated…

  12. Brenda says:

    I am searching for my daughters father. It’s been 24 yrs since I have seen him. My girls do not remember their dad. They were only 18 months and 3 yrs old when we left their daddy. His name is John Andrew Lonch. He goes by Andy. He is 57 yrs old and suppose to be living somewhere around the Sacramento, Ca. valley. Or West Sacramento, Ca. I found his last 3 known address. West Sacramento is suppose to be his recent address. 1 phone number. But no one ever answers and no answering machine either. No street address either. My girls want to meet their dad. If anyone knows Andy. Please let me know and then I’ll give my home number to contact me. Please somebody help me. I don’t know what else to do. I’ve done everything and still searching.

  13. james says:

    Looking for mother and/or siblings.I was born David Michael Smith, 25MAY1942 in Pineville, LA. My mother gave up parental rights in DEC1947, I believe. I was adopted in MAY1950, and given the name James David and raised in Jena, La. I have no ideal if Smith was my mother’s name. Please help.I’ll soon be 70, and I’ve looked 50 years. Thank you.

  14. Jo Clark says:

    Hi, Am looking for a 1st cousin from Orting, Washington. She was born late 1953 or Jan or Feb of 1954. Her birth mom is deceased. She was 5 or 6 mos. old the last I saw her in summer of 1954.
    Her name was Cheryle Ann ? She had a brother Danny Harmon age 4 at the time. I babysat them that summer.
    After I went back home for school my Aunt called the family and said Cheryle died…no one in the family believes her and I have been looking for her
    ever since.
    Her mother’s maiden name was Patricia Lorraine Rosylie Conkling Harmon, Ragsdale, Hinzman, Hargrove, etc. She was
    born in Snhomish, Feb 10, 1927. Our grandparents were Roscoe and Gertrude Conkling in Orting, Washington.
    Please help if you can with any information. She has family who loves her and misses her.

  15. clark w says:

    i was born 04/25/1961 my foster mother called me larry allen and my papers state my name was lawrence cramer when i was adopted to my parents charles and mario wentworth i am 50yrs old and i was the youngest of 5 children from my birth parents

  16. Hikima says:

    hi well im kinda new to this. but, my mom birth died when i was seven yrs but i was adopted by some other family that i realy dont like at all because they are really wired a lot. so can anyone help me to find the rest of my family please.

  17. Shauna says:

    Oh my gosh, where to start. I am 46 years old and gave my baby boy up for adoption on October 21, 1984 in Edmonton, Alberta. I have never stopped thinking about him but this is the first time I have tried to reach out to find him. Every Mother’s Day and holiday are bittersweet. October is the most depressing time for me although I know that giving him up for adoption was the best thing I could have done for him. It was the hardest thing I ever did, I couldn’t even look at him after I gave birth because I knew it would be just that much harder to go through with. I do not know who adopted him but the agencies name was Birthright (I think). Any feedback would be priceless, thank you. 😥

  18. Jennifer says:

    my husband is looking for his birth family, he was born on April 20, 1966 in Nassau County, NY. His name at birth was David Robert Brown and was adopted by Grace and David Shafer. He has blonde hair and blue eyes and is very athletic. From what he was told his father was a baseball player and mother a young girl. He was born with a double hernia. As I said these are just stories he was told i’m not 100% on the accuracy, any help or advice on how I could help him would be appreciated. Thanks.

  19. hannah says:

    I am looking for my birthmother. I was given up for adoption right after i was born. I just wanna know why? I am doing fine. But i just want to know why and did she love me?

  20. Leslie G. says:

    Beware, this site is a scam. They try to trick fans of Troy Dunn into giving them money. Troy dunn has warned people about this company. Avoid them and warn others, they are a scam!!

    • Dana says:

      Dear (nasty) Leslie,

      Please go climb a tree.

      We have never represented ourselves as Troy Dunn. In fact, we have stated numerous times that we have no association with Troy Dunn. With that said, we have nothing but appreciation for Troy Dunn and his prior show: “The Locator.” We think that it is wonderful how Troy has assisted so many adoptees reunite with their birth parents. Of course, as any business would, we appreciate the publicity and excitement he brings to the adoption community and the trickle down effect he brings to our business. If you had actually read our posts about Troy, you would know that. Apparently you did not or cannot.

      I really do hope that you get a chance to climb that tree.


      Dana Betz
      OmniTrace Corp.

  21. nicole says:

    my name is nicole im looking for my two sisters leah johnny cardenas and deonna marie
    montoya please help!

  22. belinda says:


  23. Tammy says:

    Please help me!!! My adoption is very complicated. I’ve done most the research on my own. I’m desperate to find my biological mother she’s retarded that I know of. I need closure! ! I want to share with the world my story of my life that lead me to being the person I am today.

  24. Sylvia says:

    My sister s looking for the daughter she gave up for adoption. Her name is Linda Turnbow. The adoption was in Seattle, Washington. The child was born on 12/4/68 to Linda and the father was James Hall or Hill. She is on welfare and has no funds to search herself.

  25. mary says:

    i have been trying to find my mom’s real mom for the past 6 years. my mom and her real mom have been separated for 53 years. My mom was born in Oregon and her mom put her in an adoption agency but we now live in Louisiana the only hard part is trying to get the information i need because it may be in Oregon its frustrating.

  26. tara says:

    my son (birth name) Nickolas tye Knestaut was born 1/22/02 in jerseyville,il 62052.. his mom (nora) and dad (Richard) flew in to met us at a hotel in St.Louis. I know they had a adopted son name charlie he was 5 yrs old at the time..his family is nickolas is 11yrs old.. easter house told me that his parents didnt want to send any more pictures and also said that i cant have them becuz he was over 6months old. I have pictures till he is 2yrs old before easter house started lying to me..I don’t want to interfer with his life.. I just want to know he is with his parents I met and agreed to send him to,and to start getting picture again. not to interfer until he is ready. and if for some reason he’s not with the parents i picked for him.. then i need to know where he is and that he is safe and happy, healthy too.. if he is then I will leave him be until he is ready to met us.. if he is not healthy and safe then i will do everything in power to bring him home to us.. I LOVE YOU my baby boy and i search for you everyday.. please if you are his parents please message me.. I know they say i cant look for him until he is 21 but there is always ways around ta the rules.. Easter house has been closed since 2008 due to the owner being involved in a baby black market too.. on top of all this.. so this is why I want to find his parents to let them know I never gave up on them r him.. but because of Easter house lie’s they have been lost to me for way to long.. also I’d like to help all those other famlie’s who don’t even know about Easter house and why they r closed now.. They should know so they can start their seach for their loved ones too. or a way to help the ones who do know and r in the same spot I am. Thanx for your time and help

  27. Beckey Attaway says:

    This is our Son-in-Law Steve Edsel story. He is married to my oldest daughter and I am trying to put his information out there in hopes some one will bring this Nationally. As stated the parents of his birth mother ask a Police Officer for directions to the near hospital that their 14 year old daughter was in labor. We have local coverage taking place but because of this information shared by the police officer we are hoping to go National with this search. If you can help please do so by contacting Steve Edsel on Facebook or I can forward the information to him he will contact you. Thank you for your assistance with our search.

    • Beckey Attaway says:

      FORSYTH COUNTY, N.C. — 40 years after being abandoned as a newborn by his birth mother and grandparents at N.C. Baptist Hospital (today known as Wake Forest Baptist Medical), Steve Edsel is hoping social media will help him find his birth family.

      “If it’s ever going to happen it’s going to be now,” said Edsel, who shared his plea on Facebook this past Father’s Day after hearing of other people having success finding their birth family using social media. “Even when I was little, I always knew the story.”

      He said he is also grateful to have been adopted and raised by Mack and Betty Edsel, of Rural Hall.
      “They are my parents, loving parents, who treated me as if I was their own,” he said.

      “Baby Freeman” is born

      Jan. 3, 1974: “Baby Freeman,” a baby boy abandoned at Baptist Hospital, is taken by Mrs. Cindy Merola, social worker, to the foster home of Mack and Betty Edsel. (Winston-Salem Journal archives)

      Newspaper clippings and his birth records, obtained from Wake Forest Baptist in 2003, tell Edsel he was born on Thursday, Dec. 27, 1973. At 4:30 a.m. a couple by the name of William L. and Jane E. Freeman, of 4517 Reidsville Road, asked a Winston-Salem police officer for directions to the nearest hospital as their 14-year-old daughter Deborah was in labor.

      At 5:10 a.m. Deborah Freeman entered Baptist and at 5:30 a.m. gave birth to a baby boy weighing 6 pounds, 4 ounces.

      “That night around 8:00 p.m. her parents came back to the hospital, they got her and they left,” Edsel said.

      Nurses in the then maternity ward named the infant boy “Baby Freeman.” The baby would leave the hospital seven days later, on Jan. 3, 1974, in the arms of a social worker and was placed in the foster home of Mack and Betty Edsel. Later in the year of 1974 it was discovered the baby boy had a heart murmur and, knowing his health condition would make it harder to find him a permanent home, they adopted the boy and named him Stephen.

      The Birth Family

      A composite picture of the mother (left) and a revised composite (right). (Winston-Salem Journal Archives)
      A composite picture of the mother (left) and a revised composite (right). (Winston-Salem Journal archives)

      Investigators believe the birth mother and the couple, claiming to be her parents, left Baptist hospital in a ‘69 GM model vehicle. Using descriptions from hospital staff, investigators created two composites of the birth mother who was described as: 5’7”, 145 pounds, large frame, shoulder length reddish brown hair and a fair complexion. The man claiming to be the birthmother’s father told nurses he was a salesman with K & E Electronics of Baltimore, Md.

      Reports show that police would later discover the couple gave a false name and address, maybe taking it from the phone book, as a real William Freeman lived on Reidsville Road. Police questioned him and his wife but found no connection to the case.

      “[The Freemans] invited me into their home,” said Edsel, who visited them in 2003 at the beginning of his search. “I went to them at least three or four different times. They remember police coming to question them 40 years ago and they wanted so much to help me.”

      It is unknown if other information given to hospital staff, including the birth mother’s name and date of birth (Jan. 23, 1959), was factual.

      The Social Media Search

      The only concrete evidence Edsel has to his mother are fingerprints from a teenage mother’s hand found in his birth records.

      “That’s the only thing physically concrete that I have of her,” said Edsel. “Everything else is a hope and a prayer.”

      After hearing of other people finding their birth parents using social media Edsel shared his story on his Facebook page in hopes that his birthmother will come forward.

      “No hard feelings,” he said Monday from his home in Walnut Cove. “If I could just see her one time.”

      If you have any information that can help, contact Edsel via Facebook or email.

  28. samantha says:

    I have been trying for years to find my biological father. I have no information except for a name. I can guess an approximate age and I know that he would have been in Pennsylvania (Harrisburg area) in 1968-69. His name is Raymond Lamb and I am giving an approximate age of mid to late 60’s or early 70’s. He would have known my mother, Linda Rager. Anyone have any ideas of who I may be able to get to help me with this search. I have had no luck to date and I really would love to find this person and complete my life. Thank you

    • Dana says:

      Hi Samantha. Thanks for posting on our blog page. If you would like professional search help, please consider OmniTrace and call us at 1-888-965-6696. There’s a very good chance we can find your father (as well as any half-siblings you might have). Thanks!