This story begins 50 years ago in a small city in Indiana. Where a woman decided to give up her child for adoption. From here there are two chapters to this story. One that tells the joy of the couple who receives the child when they couldn't have one of their own. The other that is never told and the child never existed.
Queue the time travel music to fly us to 2016. The child is now 50 and has had a life that has had amazing ups, downs, and she has a family of her own that makes her beam tremendously with joy. Her kids' persistence along with her own curiosity moves her to ordering the ancestry DNA test. She sends it in and learns a bit about her heritage.
Then it happens. Someone else takes the test too. Someone from the chapter never told. It shows up in the system and they send the grown up child a message. The message contains names of families previously unknown.
In her excitement she responds to the message not thinking about the fact that for this other person, they are unaware that the existence of the child was likely a deep dark secret - until now.
So now she has information to find out where she came from. What does she do? Does she do anything at all? So many questions...Does she want any answers?
Stay tuned until next week's episode to find out what happens next.
Damn you ancestry.com for pulling us in.