DO YOU LOOK LIKE YOUR FRIEND? ARE YOU ADOPTED?
Has anyone ever told you that you look like your friend? Or that you could be siblings? And you both respond with, “no, we’re just friends.” But people still don’t believe you? Maybe it’s hanging out and having similar sense of humor. Or maybe, you are actually related. Take for instance these two childhood friends who are now in their 70’s. They’ve known each other for 60 years. They were both adopted. Both decided to start searching for their birth parents and boom, they make an amazing discovery. They just discovered that they are actually brothers born fifteen months apart after they both did DNA testing.
DNA TESTING PROVES THEY ARE BROTHERS 60 YEARS LATER
Walter Macfarlane and Alan Robinson were both born in Hawaii. They first met each other in middle school on the football team. They’ve been friends ever since. They’ve been friends for sixty years! Macfarlane was the athlete and Robinson thought he was a great guy. He really looked up to him and had a tremendous amount of admiration for him. Both were adopted kids and pursued DNA testing in hopes of finding their birth parents.
SO, HIS SISTER WAS HIS BIRTH MOTHER
So Robinson’s parents told him they adopted him all along. Macfarlane grew up thinking that his actual grandmother was his mother. But when he turned eighteen he discovered that she was his grandmother. That meant that who he thought was his sister was actually his birth mother. Neither of the men knew that they were brothers. No one ever told them for 60 years! They now believe that their parents knew. But for some reason they took that knowledge with them to their graves.
GOOD FRIENDS TURNED BROTHERS MAKES BIG HAPPY FAMILY
Someone gave Robinson the gift of a DNA testing kit several years ago. And Macfarlane pursued his own DNA testing only last year, in an attempt to get more information about his birth parents. They didn’t find their parents, per se. But they did discover that they are actually brothers, which makes them both very happy. Their birth mother died about a decade ago. But now both families can be together as one happy family.