Troy Dunn has made it his life's mission to reunite loved ones and mend broken families. In an episode of "The Locator" airing tonight on WeTV, Dunn helps a Cary woman find a brother she's never even met.
Whitney from Cary, along with her sister Brittany, asked Dunn to help locate the son her mother gave up for adoption when she was an unwed teenager. Her mother, Patricia, moved out of her home as a teen to escape a bad relationship with her father. She became pregnant and wasn't able to care for the baby, but didn't feel it was safe to return home. She kept her pregnancy a secret from her father and gave the baby up for adoption.
Patricia later married and had Whitney and Brittany, and when the time was right, told her daughters about the child she gave up. Her daughters then decided they wanted to find their brother and reunite the family. Troy does find Steve, and he makes sure Steve is ready to meet his mom before they go through with the reunion.
Dunn has helped North Carolina families many times before. Just last year, Dunn came to Greensboro to reunite a woman with a foster child she had raised for five years, but who was removed suddenly from the home to be adopted.
"The Locator" airs tonight at 10pm on WeTV (cable channel 61). Repeat episodes of "The Locator" begin airing at 8pm.