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Woman Finds Brother She Never Knew, Learns of Mother's Deathbed Confession about Their Family

Brittany Chalmers
Mar 01, 2022
09:40 P.M.

An adoptee spent years looking for her biological parents and finally made some progress in 2017. While she could not meet them, she discovered some unexpected news about the rest of her family.

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Christina Housel always wondered about her birth parents and looked for more information when she started her own family. The Washington mother had many questions, and she was stunned when she found a long-lost family member.

She located her brother Lyle James Berryman thanks to AncestryDNA and Facebook. He was skeptical about their familial connection at first, but he finally agreed to meet with her after 30 years apart.

Siblings who met after 30 years ask netizens to help them find their twin sisters | Source: facebook.com/ccioffi2

Siblings who met after 30 years ask netizens to help them find their twin sisters | Source: facebook.com/ccioffi2

THE FAMILY SECRET

The pair met, and their similarities were mind-blowing. Berryman stated: "When I saw a photo of her, I knew she was my sister because she looks like me." Their appearance was not the only thing that caught Housel off guard.

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Berryman revealed a secret he had been carrying around with him for years. He had grown up with their birth mom, and just before she passed away, she told him that he had siblings.

LOOKING FOR THEIR TWIN SISTERS

Their mom had given birth to twin girls in Florida, and this news united Housel and Berryman in a search to find them. They utilized the power of the internet to help them.

After they shared their story online, it quickly went viral. In the post, the brother and sister held signs that read:

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"Just met after 30 years. Still looking for twin girls born in Florida around May or April 1992-94."

FINDING THEIR FAMILY

Thousands of people shared the post, and eventually, two girls saw the photo. Lauren Rutherford and Ashley Bo wondered if they were the missing twins and realized they looked like Berryman and Housel.

They decided to take a trip to meet them and quickly discovered that they were related. It was an emotional reunion, and the twins also saw a photo of their birth mom for the first time.

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CELEBRATING THEIR REUNION

After meeting, the siblings immediately started making up for the lost time. The group learned that they had another special connection. Housel was in the Navy, Berryman served in the Army, and Bo's husband was in the Air Force.

They also thanked netizens for helping them reconnect, and users celebrated with them. One commenter added: "You and your brother could be twins! How amazing that you all found each other." Another said:

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"We are beyond excited and happy for you guys! What a wonderful blessing. xoxo"

ANOTHER ADOPTEE FINDS HER MOM AND SIBLINGS

Family reunions are often decades in the making, and in Greater Binghamton, New York, a daughter met her birth mom after 82 years apart. Betty Morrell located her mom thanks to the help of her granddaughter, Kimberly Miccio.

When Morrell saw her mother, Lena Pierce, in 2016, she was very emotional. The 96-year-old Pierce was equally as tearful and grateful to see her child after a lifetime apart. Morrell also excitedly discovered she had six siblings!

Both Morrell and Housel embarked on a journey to track down their family members and were delighted by what they found. They were thrilled to have an opportunity to get to know their loved ones and realized how fortunate they were.

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