March 7th, 2017

I love these stories

10 Responses to “I love these stories”

  1. parker Says:

    What a joyful story!

  2. Artfldgr Says:

    then there were the other two that wre 97 that died near their door when they fell in the cold…

  3. Yancey Ward Says:

    I find it odd that one sibling was given up for adoption, but not the other. How common is this?

  4. neo-neocon Says:

    Artfldgr:

    I read that story about the 97-year-olds. So sad! Although apparently they both had a good long life, but a dreadful way to go.

    They were fraternal twins, by the way. The girls in this story are not twins of any type, they are sisters, but they certainly do resemble each other.

  5. neo-neocon Says:

    Yancey Ward:

    I don’t know the answer, but I have heard of it happening.

    Sometimes the parent has some changed circumstances. These sisters are very close in age. Perhaps the mother gave one away but thought (later on?) with the second one that she might someday be able to keep her or get her back, and therefore she only was in foster care?

  6. Yancey Ward Says:

    I thought they were twins, so that is why I was puzzled. I should have watched the entire video.

  7. blert Says:

    For non-twins, the parallels are astounding.

  8. Barry Meislin Says:

    Thank you….

  9. London Trader Says:

    Along similar lines – but these are twins brought up in separate counties unaware of the other.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twinsters

  10. Mrs Whatsit Says:

    I know of two people who were given up for adoption when their siblings were not. I think it must have been fairly commonplace, at least at one time. In one case, which happened decades ago, the adopted person was the youngest child of a large family. The biological mother became pregnant while a divorce was pending, felt she couldn’t handle giving birth to a baby while raising the others as a single mom and surrendered only the youngest for adoption, without telling the older kids, who didn’t find out what had happened until years later.

    In the other, an adopted friend tried unsuccessfully to trace her birth family. She never learned the identities of the actual people, but she did learn from the adoption agency’s records that she had biological siblings who were not surrendered when she was – and that her biological mother had ALSO been surrendered for adoption by parents who had other children. A disturbing family heritage, to say the least.

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