The following news release was posted on tribune.com on April 22, 2014:
From heartbreak to hope, KTLA has been following KTLA 5 Morning News anchor Chris Schauble and his inspirational search for his birth family, an emotional journey that has taken him from Los Angeles to Tallahassee, Fla., to rural Texas, where the pieces of his genetic jigsaw puzzle finally fall in to place. After six months, Schauble’s story will culminate this Thursda,y April 24, and Friday, April 25, starting in the 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. hours of KTLA 5 Morning News.
The series, produced by KTLA’s Special Projects Department, began in November of 2013 when Schauble decided to seek information on his birth parents 43 years after he was placed up for adoption. As the only African-American child in a family of four, Schauble’s adoption was always obvious and so was the unconditional love of his family. Still, like many adoptees, he felt incomplete and was haunted with questions about his health and his heritage. Schauble has shared his personal search and story with viewers with the hope it will inspire others.
Over the last six months, viewers watched as Schauble, himself a father a four, petitioned the Florida courts to open his sealed records, and back to Los Angeles where he had his DNA tested. This week, life for Chris Schauble and those following his search will never be the same. Don’t miss KTLA 5 Morning News on April 24 and 25 starting in the 5 a.m. and 6 a.m. hours for the culmination of the story that has captivated the country.
Please visit www.ktla.com/adoption to follow Schauble’s journey.
For more information on adoption and foster care, please visit www.shareyourheartla.org or call 888-811-1121.
For more information on services available for L.A. County foster youth, please visit www.unitedfriends.org.
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