The WORST episodes of Long Lost Family (US)

Every episode of Long Lost Family (US) ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Long Lost Family (US)!

Hosts and adoptees Chris Jacobs and Lisa Joyner help reunite people with their biological families.

Last Updated: 12/9/2022Network:TLC
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She Chose Another Person Over Her Child
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6.80
10 votes

#1 - She Chose Another Person Over Her Child

Season 5 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/19/2018

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You Have Been Loved Your Whole Life
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7.17
12 votes

#2 - You Have Been Loved Your Whole Life

Season 4 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/29/2018

Lisa faces many challenges when she helps a woman locate her father -- starting with his identity;a woman seeks Chris' help to find her mother, hoping the similarities she read in her adoption paperwork are not just a fantasy.

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The Missing Piece
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7.29
7 votes

#3 - The Missing Piece

Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired 12/6/2019

Chris tries to solve the 50-year-old mystery of why a woman was abandoned at a laundromat days after being born; a family enlists Lisa's help to track down the firstborn son that was placed for adoption, hoping to fulfill a father's dying wish.

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Alone in a Crowded Room
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7.37
35 votes

#4 - Alone in a Crowded Room

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 4/24/2016

A long-awaited reunion helps a family heal from a tragedy; a woman looks for her birth mother but finds one dead end after another, though she believes they were once under the same roof.

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I Knew I'd Never See My Mom Again
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7.41
29 votes

#5 - I Knew I'd Never See My Mom Again

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/1/2016

A man hasn’t seen his mom since he was 6 years old, when she went into a grocery store and never came out; a 54-year-old adoptee is anxious about meeting her biological family.

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If I'd Only Known About Her
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7.44
16 votes

#6 - If I'd Only Known About Her

Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/20/2017

A woman longs to meet her birth father, a man she credits for saving her life during a difficult childhood, even though they never met; a desperate man hopes Lisa can end a 57-year search for his infant sister, who he never stopped loving.

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Feelings Of Abandonment
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7.46
13 votes

#7 - Feelings Of Abandonment

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/5/2018

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Why Did You Leave Me?
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7.47
36 votes

#8 - Why Did You Leave Me?

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/10/2016

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If You Bring Your Baby Home, You Can't Come Home
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7.48
27 votes

#9 - If You Bring Your Baby Home, You Can't Come Home

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 4/16/2017

A man seeking redemption from his troubled past longs to reunite with the grown son he only got to hold for a few minutes as a baby. 46 years after placing her daughter for adoption, a woman still carries the feeling of guilt for being an unwed mother.

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Why Couldn't They Raise Us?
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7.50
10 votes

#10 - Why Couldn't They Raise Us?

Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/25/2019

Identical twins enlist Lisa's help to unlock the mystery of why they were placed for adoption; Chris hopes to fulfill the wishes of a deceased father by tracking down the first-born son he and his wife had placed for adoption.

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Your Mom's Been Here the Whole Time
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7.52
46 votes

#11 - Your Mom's Been Here the Whole Time

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/13/2016

Photo evidence suggests that an adoptee and mother may have been unknowingly connected for years; a woman discovers some shocking news about her biological family.

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Am I Who I Think I Am?
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7.55
47 votes

#12 - Am I Who I Think I Am?

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/3/2016

A woman learns a secret that her mother kept about her real father’s identity; a woman who was adopted turns to DNA technology to find her biological family.

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Are They Looking for Me?
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7.57
7 votes

#13 - Are They Looking for Me?

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/8/2019

Chris and Lisa join forces in an attempt to solve the childhood mystery of why a woman was separated from her birth family at the age of two.

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Everything Your Parents Told You Was A Lie
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7.59
32 votes

#14 - Everything Your Parents Told You Was A Lie

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 4/17/2016

A woman believes that her adoptive parents have withheld information about her birth family whilst a man finds some previously sealed documents that could reveal the mysteries about his birth.

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I Should've Fought Harder to Keep Her
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7.65
31 votes

#15 - I Should've Fought Harder to Keep Her

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 3/27/2016

A mother searches for the child that her family never allowed her to hold and forced her to place for adoption. A father seeks to solve an exhaustive search and resolve an intense emotional journey by connecting with the daughter he regrets losing.

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I Want To Heal My Mother's Heart
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7.69
26 votes

#16 - I Want To Heal My Mother's Heart

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/26/2017

A woman whose parents kicked her out after learning she was pregnant tries to find the son she hasn't seen in nearly fifty years; a man desperate to find his biological brother tries to heal his mother's broken heart.

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What Family Feels Like
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7.70
10 votes

#17 - What Family Feels Like

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/29/2019

A woman enlists Lisa's help to find her birth mother, but unearths a 40-year-old secret in the process.

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An Adult Orphan
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7.75
8 votes

#18 - An Adult Orphan

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/22/2019

Lisa hopes that locating a man's biological mother will finally allow him to overcome his lifelong struggle with abandonment; Chris locates a woman's only child and delivers the difficult details of her daughter's birth story.

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Not My Child to Keep
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7.75
8 votes

#19 - Not My Child to Keep

Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired 11/15/2019

Chris unwraps the mystery of a woman's origins, which at a Korean orphanage; Lisa desperately searches for a woman's only child, hoping it will heal her.

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I Want to Go Back
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7.75
12 votes

#20 - I Want to Go Back

Season 5 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/26/2018

At 50 years old, the revelation of a man's adoption catapults his search for his biological roots, but his son's DNA only deepens the mystery. A woman enlists Chris's help to find the son she placed for adoption, hoping her decision was not in vain.

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It's the Fulfillment of a Promise
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7.77
30 votes

#21 - It's the Fulfillment of a Promise

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/24/2017

A grandmother hopes to find peace by locating her granddaughter; a woman yearns to meet her birth mother; taking place live, a professional baseball player shares big news and a blind mother gets the chance to see her kids for the first time.

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Do I Call Him My Son?
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7.77
22 votes

#22 - Do I Call Him My Son?

Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired 4/9/2017

A woman looks for her brother, hoping to fulfill a promise she made to her late mother, but what she learns blows open a 40-year-old secret about her parents' past; a woman finds hope with a new DNA connection on her lifelong search for her mom.

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I've Waited for This Call for 45 Years
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7.80
56 votes

#23 - I've Waited for This Call for 45 Years

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/6/2016

A mother forced to give up her baby 31 years ago still holds onto his baby blanket and hopes to see him again; an adopted woman suspects mysterious circumstances surrounding her birth and wants to find answers.

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The Court Said No, We Were Too Young
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7.83
29 votes

#24 - The Court Said No, We Were Too Young

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/19/2017

A woman searches for her beloved sister who she tried to adopt herself years ago, but hasn't seen since she was five years old; a couple is desperate to find the son they placed for adoption fifty years ago when they were teens.

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Nobody Knew I Existed
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7.83
41 votes

#25 - Nobody Knew I Existed

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 3/20/2016

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