Twins from China who were separated at birth and adopted by two different families in the US have been reunited for the first time.
Identical 10-year-olds Audrey Doering and Gracie Rainsberry embraced each other and cried as they met for the first time on ABC’s Good Morning America.
They grew up hundreds of miles away from each other after being adopted shortly after birth by two different families – Audrey in Wausau, Wisconsin, and Gracie in Richland, Washington.
Neither of their families knew that the girls had a sibling until December when Audrey’s mother found a photo of both of them together as babies, posing with their Chinese foster mum.
Jennifer Doering became curious about her daughter’s past while she was trying to find a Christmas present for her. She wanted to give her daughter a copy of her “finding ad” – a photo that gets published in Chinese newspapers when a baby is placed in an orphanage.
With the help of a Chinese researcher, she discovered a photo that showed her daughter on the knee of her Chinese foster mother, who was carrying another baby that looked just like Audrey.
“As soon as I had that picture, I was desperate to find out… who that other child was,” Doering said, according to an ABC News report.