Born Without Trace continues on ITV1

Long lost family: Born without a trace ends tonight (Wednesday 26 May 2021) on ITV1 – but what is the UK DNA database?

Spectators are introduced to a man who was abandoned near a football stadium.

With the help of his DNA he can identify his two birth parents.

Here is everything you need to know!


Steve’s mother left him in public toilets near Wolverhampton football stadium (Image credit: ITV1)

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Long Lost Family: What is the UK DNA Database?

First of all, the UK National DNA Database (NDNAD) is a national DNA database.

It is officially known as the UK’s National Criminal Intelligence DNA Database and was established in 1995.

Subsequently, it now has more than 6.6 million profiles.

The Home Office operates the UK’s NDNAD.

Finally, there are many online DNA databases that members of the public can use to track down living relatives.

These include AncestryDNA, MyHeritage, and Living DNA.

Long Lost Family: Born Without a Trace Episode Three

Long Lost Family: Born Without Trace concludes its three-part series on Wednesday (May 26, 2021).

Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell are helping more people tragically abandoned as babies.

The moderators help them find their birth families and know their identity.


Sarah Dunkley meets with her sister Carole again (Image credit: ITV1)

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DNA Database for Long Lost Families: Sarah Dunkley

Sarah Dunkley’s mother disappeared from the hospital without a trace after the birth.

In the third episode, she reveals how her mother gave a wrong name and addresses in the medical records.

Sarah even has a hospital birth record and a description of her birth mother.

However, her mother disappeared the day after she was born.

Sarah discovers an incredible connection with a full sibling through DNA.

She learns that she has a sister who was also left in a hospital by a woman who left a false identity.

Not only does the couple find each other, but during further detective work, the search reveals the identity of both parents and the story behind their assignment.

Long lost family: born without a trace – Steve

Meanwhile, Steve’s parents left him in public toilets near a football stadium in Wolverhampton.

The 31-year-old foundling Steve hopes to discover a blood relative and the cause of his abandonment.

When found near the stadium, it was named after the current star player for the Wolverhampton Wanderers, Steve Bull.

His adoptive parents told him about his job at an early age.

Despite a public appeal, he grew up with no information about who left him and why.

The truth will eventually be discovered in this program.

Incredibly, both of his birth parents are found.

Steve meets his birth father for the first time and learns of the desperate situation of his birth mother.

Long-lost family DNA database
Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell host Long Lost Family: Born Without a Trace (Image credit: ITV1)

Long Lost Family: What Happened Next?

On Thursday (May 27, 2021) Davina McCall and Nicky Campbell present Long Lost Family: What happened next?

Viewers will discover what happened to some of the previous participants in the series.

Davina and Nicky visit and update the stories of three other people who appeared on the show.

Anne Clegg and her mother Janet were first reunited almost a decade ago.

She reveals the impact her successful mother-daughter relationship has had on her life.

The team also catches up with grandmother Alice Jones, who was originally looking for her younger brother Sam.

And there’s an update on Sharon Harte and her sisters Carole, Terri and Sandra.

Long lost family: Born without a trace ends on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 at 9 p.m. Long Lost Family: What Happened Next will air on Thursday, May 27, 2021 at 9 p.m. on ITV1.

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