A 39 year old mother of three Laura Aker who discovered that the man she called father was not her real dad as a teenager was thrown into joy as she reunite with her real father Andrew Olum Ekpang on Long Lost Family TV Show.
Laura, who grew up in Kirkcaldy, Scotland thought her father had abandoned her after getting involved with her mother while on a Navy training mission.
When she discovered that the man she called dad was not her real father as a teenager she went into shock before being shown a letter where Andrew promised to return for her.
The happy dad disclosed that he knew from birth about Laura and that she had always been important to him, but due to financial problems he couldn’t see her.
The proud dad was “very elated” to see his daughter for the first time.
The meeting which was supposed hold few weeks back was thrown into joapardy when Andrew fainted and couldn’t fly but fortunately after three weeks his doctor gave him the all clear to fly over to meet his daughter.
Andy arrived at the airport with his walking stick beside his son Ntem.
Speaking on the show, he said: “I had to make it and it is really wonderful and great.”
“I felt terribly happy and thanked my God that my daughter had been looking for me. I have always been thinking about her.
“It’s sad. There are moments I sit round with my children and Laura is not there.”
Laura broke down in tears after the host Davina McCall told her that her dad has been found and was ‘thrilled’ to see her – before letting her know she has 12 siblings.
They finally shared a hug during an emotional meeting at a hotel where Laura and her dad said they loved each other.
Laura half sister Ntem broke down in tears of happiness and admitted his half-sister meant so much to them.
Laura said: “I just felt a connection straight away. When my dad said he loved me it was everything I hoped for.