Two sisters who were adopted from the same care home in China have been brought together this week for the first time.
Audrey and Gracie’s reunion has been moving people around the world after they appeared on American television show Good Morning America to share their incredible story.
The 10-year-olds were adopted from the same home in China and brought up by American families on both sides of the country.
Audrey’s adopted parents Jennifer and Conor Doering always wanted a daughter to expand their family of three boys. Nicole and Scott Rainsberry from Washington adopted Gracie from the same home. The girls had incredible similarities – Both families met their daughters in 2007, both girls were frail with heart conditions. The baby girls both had heart surgery.
It was only when Audrey’s mother Jennifer began to research her history as a Christmas gift that she discovered she had a twin.
Jennifer found a photo of Audrey on her foster mother’s knee, but another girl beside her bared a striking resemblance. “It was unbelievable, this is the stuff you read about – how could it really be that there are two of them? As soon as I had their picture I was desperate to find out who that other child was,” Jennifer told GMA.
Audrey’s sister was found through Facebook and the two families were brought together for the first time on live television. There were incredibly emotional scenes as the two girls embraced. Both dressed in the same pink top and with similar glasses, the girls were overwhelmed with happiness.
“It felt like there was something missing and now it’s complete,” Audrey said.
Video: Good Morning America (ABC)