Real Name: Carlos Reza
Case: Lost Father
Location: Mexico City, Mexico
Details: Elizabeth Bersanetti grew up with an adoptive family in Southern California. For as long as she could remember, Elizabeth was fascinated with anything French, especially the language. She soon began having disturbing dreams where a shadowy woman would appear, whom she would believe was her birth mother. She learned that her birth mother had cancer and would not live much longer. A few weeks later, Elizabeth had a dreadful feeling that her mother was going to die before she could meet her. The dreams inspired Elizabeth to start searching for her birth mother. Through an adoption agency, Elizabeth learned that her birth mother had requested a reunion with her in the the same year she had, and she learned her name was Nicole Rolland, a French Canadian. When she finally made contact in Canada, she found that her mother had died the same day that she had the dream of her dying. She also learned that her mother's life was focused mainly on France-related topics, including that she taught French at the University of Waterloo, Ontario and had studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. Although she never got to meet her birth mother, Elizabeth was reunited with her mother's family and friends, including her half-sister, and she found even more links to her and her mother. She then felt the need to draw a house, which she drew and later learned that it was the house were her mother and half-sister lived in. Before Elizabeth left, a final connection was made. A friend of her mothers gave Elizabeth a book of poems written by her mother's favorite author, who happened to be her favorite author as well; in fact, Elizabeth brought the same exact book with her to Canada to meet her family. Elizabeth has just one more goal to find her birth father, Carlos Reza, who was a young medical student from Mexico City.
Extra Notes: The airdate for this episode is unrevealed. The segment aired as part of a story about connections between adopted children and their birth families, which included Don Larkin and Lorelei Smith.