Season 3, Episode 2
“A Mother’s Secret”
A daughter searches for the father that disappeared from her life and a young woman searches for the sister she didn’t know existed
Throughout Dawn’s childhood she has always wondered what became of her father whom she and her mother lovingly called “Apple Daddy.” Having only a handful of memories and her mother’s word to go on, Dawn has never been able to truly understand why her father left 35 years ago and never looked back. Her mother Diana always told Dawn that she had no idea what led to her first husband, Rodney’s, abrupt disappearance after their divorce. His absence has remained a nagging mystery to them but now Diana wants to help Dawn find her father. Together they are reaching out to Troy with the hope that he can finally bring Dawn some closure. Then we join Maren, who at just 13 years old found a picture that would change her family as she knew it. When Maren discovered a picture of a little girl in a pink dress, she instinctively thought it was a picture of her. When she asked her mother, Becky, about the picture, she never thought this casual question would unlock a 22-year silence and reveal a painful truth. Becky admitted that at age 16, she was forced to place a child for adoption by her mother, who would not stand for any other options. The gap that was forged between Becky and her mother would eventually become the driving force that helped her support Maren, when she too found herself pregnant at 16. Maren owes a great deal of her happiness to her mother’s unconditional love, which is why she will stop at nothing to find her mother’s first born child; the big sister she was robbed of.