DNA

‘I awoke from the anesthesia. ‘Is it closed?’ My family nodded. I feared passing it to my kids.’: Sister surrogate births twins in wake of sibling’s infertility battle, ‘I couldn’t be more proud of her!’

“I questioned whether I’d ever have boyfriends, if someone would ever love me enough to marry me. I was weird looking. I was different. I kept telling myself I didn’t need kids. Then, I met a man and my life did a 180. I wanted a family and kids so badly.”

‘My mother told me, ‘You were the product of a one-night stand.’ I’d spent years feeling like I didn’t belong. ‘If you want answers, search on your own.’: Woman searches for biological parents after learning she was not ‘switched at birth’

“She promised to help me look for my parents when I turned 18. After years of waiting, she wanted nothing to do with it. ‘If you want answers, you’ll have to search on your own.’ I decided to do a DNA test. ‘I’m sorry,’ she kept saying. Something in her voice let me know I couldn’t trust her.”

‘I wanted to find my biological parents. My mom told me ‘no’. It was a closed adoption. Soon after, a mail order DNA test caught my eye.’ Woman ‘stuck between 2 worlds’ embarks on search for family names

“On top of being adopted and feeling different, I WAS different. With my dark hair, green eyes, and short stature, I stood out. I remember looking at pictures, my family laughing about how all their noses matched. I couldn’t participate in the conversation. I felt like an outsider. My husband and I decided it was time. I sent it off.”

‘My Facebook dinged and woke me. I figured it was a random message from a friend. It wasn’t. ‘Could it be?!’ My heart sank.’ Adopted woman discovers biological family in message she nearly ‘ignored’

“The day became more life-changing by the minute. I soon learned who my biological father was. For 36 years, I wondered why I looked the way I did, where my personality traits came from. Yet, I was not searching for a dad. I already had one. An AMAZING one. I didn’t want to disrupt any lives.”

‘We fell into each other’s arms for our first hug ever in 31 years. There are no words. It was perfect.’: Woman meets birth parents after finding them on Facebook, finally ‘feels whole’ again

“I landed on the Facebook page of a man with big blue almond-shaped eyes eerily like my own. Could it be him?! Oh my God! My mind was racing a million miles a minute when my husband came home from work. He saw me on the couch, unshowered, shaking, with the world’s biggest smile plastered on my face. I couldn’t hold it in. ‘Babe! I think I found him!’ He didn’t even know I existed. I kept pinching myself to make sure this was real.”

‘She looked like Cinderella, but lives like Sleeping Beauty. We feel guilty for fussing at her, but we had no clue.’: 16-year-old sleeps ‘more than 20 hours a day’ in comas due to severe epilepsy

“People have said she is ‘too pretty’ to be as sick as she is. They simply don’t believe us. This has even happened with doctors because she is dressed nicely and, if she’s well enough for me to prop her up, then I’ll put her makeup on. Her brain misfires more than 80% of her life. She’s been hospitalized hundreds of times, has stopped breathing, her heart has stopped and she’s had to be resuscitated.”

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