A KTLA viewer inspired by journalist Chris Schauble’s search for his biological parents traveled to Germany and was able to reconnect with his own birth mother and celebrate her 76th birthday, according to an email sent to the station Wednesday.
“I just spent my mother’s 76th birthday together today in Germany with our whole family and it was so wonderful. She now plans to come to America on July 27 this year to meet my family in Los Angeles,” Peter George wrote. “I wanted to thank you and Chris so very much for all your help in my search. This would have never happened without the help of everybody at KTLA.”
George, 54, had initially spent thousands of dollars searching for his mother, but it wasn’t until he saw KTLA’s adoption story and contacted the private investigator featured on air that he had a breakthrough.
“Three weeks to the date, I had a phone call and (investigator Jay Rosenzweig) said, ‘Here’s the number,'” George said.
During an interview with KTLA in February (embedded, below), George shared the moment he first spoke to his biological mother: “And I said, ‘I believe that you’re my biological mother,’ and without missing a beat, she went, ‘Yes. Have you had a good life?'”
On Wednesday, George wrote that he was grateful and wished Schauble good luck.
“I understand that Chris tells the world tomorrow his conclusion. I pray for a happy end to his story and a wonderful new chapter to his life. Please let him know he’s in my thoughts tonight. You will never know how happy you have made us all,” George wrote.