In the new TLC series, Long Lost Family, which helps reunite people with their biological relatives told New York Post that's Thomas who got featured, was shocked to discover that her former co-worker Nita Valdez whom she had worked with as a part time patient care technician was her birth mother.
'I had looked in so many faces for so many years, thinking.."Could that be her? Is she looking at me because she knows me?"
'All the while I had looked at the woman who once knew me as her daughter.'
Nita Valdez gave her daughter to the social services after being shamed by her pregnancy out of wedlock. She was the daughter of a minister with lack of support.
Mother and daughter met up and tried to catch up on all the years they missed in each other's lives.