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Former Astros player meets Acadiana family for the first time

Posted at 7:58 PM, Dec 29, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-29 21:00:43-05

A former Houston Astros baseball player is enjoying the company of his family after meeting them for the first time today.

Earl Luckett, 54, found out in late October he was adopted after receiving information about his biological mother from a judge in Texas.

Luckett’s youngest daughter then found some of his biological siblings on Facebook, and he learned he had family living in and around Lafayette Parish.

The former baseball player says he connected with his mother, father, four brothers, two sisters, and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He says he speaks to them daily and is sometimes on the phone with his sisters for hours.

And, after many conversations, the family arranged a party Saturday for everyone to meet Luckett.

Luckett described meeting his family as “one of the best feelings you could have.”

The Houston resident encourages all who are trying to find long lost relatives not to give up because the feeling is worth it.