Long Lost Family What Happened Next: Woman Reunited With Birth Mother Finally Feels ‘Worthy of Love’

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One woman was left in tears after admitting how reuniting with her biological mother, who “ had always loved her, ” finally made her feel “ worthy of love ” on Long Lost Family: What Happened Next.

Anne Clegg, 57, from Basildon, Essex, and her mother Janet Cullen were reunited in the ITV program almost a decade ago in 2012.

They were torn apart in 1963 when Anne was a six-week-old baby and Janet – a 16-year-old single mother in love – had to give up her child for adoption.

While mother of three Anne had a happy childhood, she said she was “never completely and completely loved” because she knew she had been given away by her biological parents.

But when Janet was first discovered, she revealed that she had never forgotten her firstborn and had always longed to reconnect with Anne.

On last night’s show, Anne revealed the positive impact their successful mother-daughter relationship has had on her life and admitted, ‘It completely changed me’.

Anne Clegg (pictured) was left in tears after admitting how reuniting with her biological mother, who ‘had always loved her’, finally made her feel ‘worthy of love’ on Long Lost Family: What Happened Next

Anne, 57, from Basildon, Essex, and her mother Janet Cullen were reunited in the ITV program almost a decade ago in 2012 (pictured)

Anne, 57, from Basildon, Essex, and her mother Janet Cullen were reunited in the ITV program almost a decade ago in 2012 (pictured)

They were torn apart in 1963 when Anne was a six-week-old baby and Janet - a 16-year-old single mother in love - had to give up her child for adoption.  Pictured together, recently

They were torn apart in 1963 when Anne was a six-week-old baby and Janet – a 16-year-old single mother in love – had to give up her child for adoption. Pictured together, recently

Not only has the mother’s self-confidence increased, but her love life has also improved, now that Anne has a partner of three years. Tragically enough two years ago, Janet suffered a stroke.

Anne said during the show: ‘My mom makes me feel special every time she speaks to me on the phone. My kids say I am like a different person.

“Over the years I had feelings of abandonment, my marriage ended in failure, I looked in the mirror and said,” I am not worthy of love. ” And then I found my biological mother and it just completely changed me. ‘

Mum of four, Janet, 74, added: ‘I’ve got her back in my life and I’ll never let her go.’

Anne enjoyed an idyllic childhood with her adoptive parents, Edith and Arthur.

While mother of three Anne (pictured) had a happy childhood, she said she 'never felt completely and completely loved' because she knew she had been given away by her biological parents

While mother of three Anne (pictured) had a happy childhood, she said she ‘never felt completely and completely loved’ because she knew she had been given away by her biological parents

But when Janet (pictured) was first discovered, she revealed that she had never forgotten her firstborn and had always longed to reconnect with Anne

But when Janet (pictured) was first discovered, she revealed that she had never forgotten her firstborn and had always longed to reconnect with Anne

“I had no idea I was adopted until I was 11 and someone at school asked why I was blonde and my brother Peter wasn’t,” Anne previously told The Daily Mail.

‘I told my mother, and that night my parents told me. From that moment on I started to wonder why my mother had given up on me. ‘

She added in the original program: ‘I felt rejected. It was in the back of my mind the reasons why and I never felt completely and completely loved. I needed to know she loved me. ‘

Using her adoption records, the team tracked down Anne’s mother and found her in Southport, Merseyside.

Janet told co-host Nicky Campbell that she had always loved her firstborn Anne and thought about her every day.

On last night's show, Anne revealed the positive impact their successful mother-daughter relationship has had on her life and admitted, 'It completely changed me'.  Pictured, the couple when they first reunited

On last night’s show, Anne revealed the positive impact their successful mother-daughter relationship has had on her life and admitted, ‘It completely changed me’. Pictured, the couple when they first reunited

She said, ‘I was 17, I had her with me for six weeks. You know the adoption date is coming. You want to prevent it from happening, but you can’t. It was horrible.’

Soon the couple was reunited for the first time in emotional scenes, after which their relationship grew stronger.

“You were in my heart, but you weren’t here next to me,” Janet said to Anne.

Unfortunately, Janet suffered a stroke in 2019 that left her paralyzed on one side and unable to walk.

Anne said, “When I found my mother, I wanted the things mothers do for their children. Then Mommy got the stroke and I felt like I had to be the one to take care of Mommy emotionally. Roles must be reversed. ‘

During the show, viewers saw the family – including Anne’s three half-sisters – enjoying Christmas together in the garden after passing all of the Covid tests.

Surrounded by her daughters, Janet said, “My heart is now healed, only Anne could heal it. I can smile now. ‘

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