A woman was stunned by DNA results that suggested she had a daughter. The revelation was confusing because she had never given birth before. When she reached out to her suspected child, everything started to make sense.
Two girls were born in South Korea in 1985 and lived for more than three decades without knowing they were twin sisters. Both were adopted and brought to America, where loving families raised them.
Thanks to an online DNA test, they finally connected last year. Molly Sinert wanted to learn more about her past—unlike her sister, Emily Bushnell, who wasn't interested in taking any tests. Thankfully, her daughter was.
An infant with her adoptive mother [left]; Twin sisters meet for the first time in 36 years [right] | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
DNA MATCHED WITH HER "DAUGHTER"
Bushnell's child, Isabel, was curious about her relatives and took the test that would forever change her family's life. When Sinert saw that her DNA results had a 49.96% match with someone predicted to be her daughter, she was shocked.
She said: "This is not right because I've never gone into labor. I don't have children." Sinert reached out to Isabel and indicated that the results must be a mistake.
A woman is emotional because she discovered she has a twin sister | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
THEIR FIRST TWIN MOMENT
Isabel quickly revealed the unbelievable news—that her mom was Sinert's sister. They continued to chat, Bushnell shared pictures with Sinert, and both were stunned to see their similarities.
In their prom pictures, the sisters noticed their first "twin moment" as both wore similar dresses and had their hair in the same style. It was just the start of discovering how much they had in common, and it meant everything to them.
Twins sisters who had never met dress similarly for their prom | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
SOMETHING WAS ALWAYS MISSING
Although Bushnell had a loving family, she always had a hole in her heart. She said: "There was always a feeling of disconnection. Finding out that I had an identical twin sister just made everything clear. It all makes sense."
The sisters did not want to video chat before they met because they wanted to see each other in person for the first time. The moment was captured on camera and showed pure emotion and joy as they embraced each other after a lifetime apart.
Twins celebrate their first birthday together in 36 years | Source: youtube.com/Good Morning America
THE HAPPIEST MOMENT IN HER LIFE
They met on their 36th birthday, and it was an encounter they will treasure forever. Bushnell called it the happiest moment in her entire life.
She added: "I was robbed of the last 36 years of a life that I could have had with my twin. But at the same time, I'm very grateful and excited for what lies ahead."
ANOTHER WOMAN FINDS HER TWIN
Family reunions are often emotional, and this moment is even more unbelievable when siblings find their twins. This was the experience of Michele Mordkoff from New Jersey, whose curiosity revealed something unexpected.
She discovered that she had a twin sister when she was 54 years old. Mordkoff wondered about her past after watching a documentary, and she had no idea that she would find a sister named Allison Kanter—but she did!
A DNA test assisted her search and changed both women's lives forever. The twins were grateful for the chance to make up for the lost time, much like Bushnell and Sinert. The reunion was just the beginning of a new twin relationship and friendship.