Mom Who Abandoned Kids 40 Years Ago Reunites With Daughter; Meets Deceased Son’s Family

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  • Published: 20 December 2019
  • A woman who abandoned her children more than four decades ago says she thought they would be better off with someone else raising them.

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Comments • 277

  • Gasface Gordon
    Gasface Gordon  1 weeks back

    That woman has no maternal instincts. Blames others for everything.

    • Gasface Gordon
      Gasface Gordon  1 weeks back

      I might have tried to take them with me...shes as hard as nails. She abandoned other children. She's a liar.

      • Mr. Zone 6
        Mr. Zone 6  2 weeks back

        My mom left me and my to brothers when i was 5 and my brothers were 4 and 6 months and never came back. Im 39 now.

        • Eean Manders
          Eean Manders  2 weeks back

          Wtf is wrong with her ❌

          • Kate Roush
            Kate Roush  3 weeks back

            "if I had known I'd never see them again I *MIGHT'VE* tried to take them with me"
            yeah. she didn't care one bit and probably still doesn't.

            • Jas K
              Jas K  3 weeks back

              She's saying Paul is the favourite because he's dead and can't embarrass her by rejecting her love

              • Taylor Strong
                Taylor Strong  3 weeks back

                I try not to judge others especially when they have experienced abuse but I’m sorry there’s no freakin way I would leave MY kids with the person abusing me!!! Never ever. He would have just had to kill me

                • athenalovesdance
                  athenalovesdance  3 weeks back

                  Dr Charles Sophie makes strange faces

                  • Tieia Middleton
                    Tieia Middleton  3 weeks back

                    I hate how she went on about Paul. She’s still rejecting her other children.

                    • Fee Mac
                      Fee Mac  4 weeks back

                      This thing is NOT a mother.

                      • Stacy J
                        Stacy J  4 weeks back

                        Where did the girl she left with Paul go?

                        • Kai wood
                          Kai wood  4 weeks back

                          What really happened was is this old lady and jim got hooked on drugs Jimmy boy got addicted to said drug's got angry when withdrawal set in you like left with every intention of getting your kids back but was distracted by a passing sqwrial

                          • Kaycee B
                            Kaycee B  4 weeks back

                            I would DIE for my daughter, She comes first forever and always. End of story.

                            • MikeyFN
                              MikeyFN  4 weeks back

                              Title is very misleading...

                              • Christy Stremp
                                Christy Stremp  4 weeks back

                                I am so sorry this woman is so selfish . I don’t feel one ounce of sympathy. I feel for her children . I hope they can heal . An very sorry Paul didn’t get to see this day .

                                • Babytots
                                  Babytots  4 weeks back

                                  An ex-husband of mine’s mother did this to him and really devastated him and he held her to the moon. We divorced because he couldn’t see that she was nuts and horrible for us and his children.

                                  • whatever irene
                                    whatever irene  4 weeks back

                                    this woman is crazy. why leave your children with this so called “monster”? doesn’t make any sense to me.

                                    • Chi Chi
                                      Chi Chi  4 weeks back

                                      Excuses excuses she sounds pathetic ITS youR Kids!!

                                      • Jorja Pint
                                        Jorja Pint  4 weeks back

                                        Wow

                                        • Deelicious Grapes
                                          Deelicious Grapes  1 months back

                                          This woman has ice in her vains.

                                          • Ultimate_Failure69
                                            Ultimate_Failure69  1 months back

                                            I feel sorry for her kids

                                            • Mia Renee’s “LIVINGROOMTALK”

                                              I’m so sick of the generational curses and bull‼️ let’s be better for our children

                                              • stezton
                                                stezton  1 months back

                                                This woman has so many issues that it's nuts.

                                                • Kimberly Sletten
                                                  Kimberly Sletten  1 months back

                                                  Just need to put out there.. Dr. Sophie is so conceited and talks down to ppl.

                                                  • WalkingCane
                                                    WalkingCane  1 months back

                                                    So sad that Paul only ever wanted to hug his mom. He may of been here if she stepped up sooner

                                                    • Ashlie Kennedy
                                                      Ashlie Kennedy  1 months back

                                                      As a parent who left kids behind, because I knew they were safe while I figured myself out after getting out of a bad marriage, I get it. I obviously did not take 40years to be back in their lives (I was in constant contact), I can understand the guilt a mother has if she has left and not knowing how to address that 🤷🏽‍♀️.

                                                      • Argent Knight: Artemis
                                                        Argent Knight: Artemis  1 months back

                                                        Except her kids weren't safe. She left them with an abusive POS. You're no better. A marriage has nothing to do with your kids. The kids come first 105% of the time and if people can't do that, they shouldn't have kids. Just sayin'.

                                                    • Waltergsw 8888888880, Ba7tres

                                                      Why would you want a relationship with this monster!!

                                                      • Samantha Smith
                                                        Samantha Smith  1 months back

                                                        I'm not justifying what this women did, but these situations can really be tough. Its not as easy as just, "stop making excuses" she made so many mistakes her kids nor society could ever forgive her, but I look beyond that and I see a lady who adored Paul so much, he was her favorite. Him passing away doesn't affect how you feel about somebody, it only makes that love stronger.

                                                        • Mackenzie Rose
                                                          Mackenzie Rose  1 months back

                                                          God it must suck to be the daughter and hear your mom who abandoned you and your brother somehow still has a favorite. The audacity of that women to say she has a favorite

                                                          • emma grace burney
                                                            emma grace burney  1 months back

                                                            i hear her making excuses. birth control would have saved her from all of this unnecessary pain

                                                            • MegaRoo
                                                              MegaRoo  1 months back

                                                              I knew before she even opened her mouth that she was going to blame every other person in her life and not take responsibility for any of her actions.

                                                              • BumbleBree
                                                                BumbleBree  1 months back

                                                                I’ve never been in this woman’s shoes, but I can’t fathom ever leaving my children behind. Ever. There’s just no way I could live with myself if I did.

                                                                • E Garcia
                                                                  E Garcia  1 months back

                                                                  I want a child with every fiber of my being and I have to get used to the idea that it might not happen for us, sorry but i have no sympathy for this woman. She makes me sick ....

                                                                  • Amber Brakeman
                                                                    Amber Brakeman  1 months back

                                                                    She failed as a mother.

                                                                    • Rambonii
                                                                      Rambonii  1 months back

                                                                      I met my great grandmother I miss her now.

                                                                      • Loulou A
                                                                        Loulou A  1 months back

                                                                        How could she leave them and continue her life like they are not existed ?!!!! Selfish

                                                                        • Mina Cerracchio
                                                                          Mina Cerracchio  1 months back

                                                                          I am tired of people using the old 'I was raised like....' as a shitty excuse for how they behave.
                                                                          We are all responsible for our own healing, seeking therapy and self reflection so we can show up right for ourselves and others.
                                                                          I had the shittest upbringing... no way has it ever made me treat others in a less than manner.

                                                                          • uniqwa rather
                                                                            uniqwa rather  1 months back

                                                                            I'm sorry but I think its just funny that she said Paul was her favorite when she didn't even take him .plus ,how she said she was so upset that he passed away...how?????? U didn't even try to look for him..

                                                                            • Pelvis Wrestley
                                                                              Pelvis Wrestley  1 months back

                                                                              Shoot it with flaming arrows.

                                                                              • Pelvis Wrestley
                                                                                Pelvis Wrestley  1 months back

                                                                                Ugly old hag looks like she's not just Crystal she's on that stuff too. Put it in a catapult and fire it as far as possible.

                                                                                • KanyeDidn'tMakeTaylorFamous

                                                                                  I kind of feel like she takes after my birth parents. I don't know why my birth mom didn't want me but she did stay in contact with my birth sister when she gave her up. I constantly wonder what if I did wrong and I'd ask her but she's dead. And my family doesn't want me interacting with the rest of my birth family (idk why) - except for my younger sister who I've met like twice and that's it.i wonder why I wasn't enough and I'll never be able to ask. It hurts but idk I guess there was a reason. Idk. It still hurts though.

                                                                                  • Z K
                                                                                    Z K  1 months back

                                                                                    Not your fault.
                                                                                    You did nothing wrong. You were a child. That falls under the parent's fault.

                                                                                    Again if they abandoned you when you were helpless and didn't bother keeping in touch. That's shows their shitty nature. People sometimes are helpless but they would make the effort to stay in touch.
                                                                                    You're better off without them. Embrace the ones who took care of you and are there in your life now.
                                                                                    Maybe your family is keeping you away from your birth family because they don't want you to get hurt...or maybe because they thought they are not worthy of you.

                                                                                • Melanie Vegan-Dodson
                                                                                  Melanie Vegan-Dodson  1 months back

                                                                                  Without intervention, trauma is likely to beget trauma.

                                                                                • Zero The painter
                                                                                  Zero The painter  1 months back

                                                                                  So the guy never hit her but she was afraid he would kill her ? She making up a bunch of bs to say she didn’t care about those kids just her first kids .

                                                                                  • Dan Nigro
                                                                                    Dan Nigro  1 months back

                                                                                    There’s really two sides to every story. The woman’s son thought he was simply abandoned but his mom had an avid ice husband and probably needed to save herself. It’s very sad when you’re in a bad relationship and kids are involved.

                                                                                    • Saleen Martin
                                                                                      Saleen Martin  1 months back

                                                                                      Dr. Sophie annoys me. He reminds me of a villain in a movie...like he can't be trusted.

                                                                                      • liz sipp
                                                                                        liz sipp  1 months back

                                                                                        No sympathy for this lady . She is NOT A MOM .

                                                                                        • Joe
                                                                                          Joe  1 months back

                                                                                          I would have given her the benefit of the doubt and believed her had she kept track of her kids or at least visited them every few months or even once a year, but this? This is *BS*

                                                                                          • Xiomara Sanabria
                                                                                            Xiomara Sanabria  1 months back

                                                                                            I don't believe nothing she says