10-year-old identical twin sisters, Audrey Doering of Wisconsin and Gracie Rainsberry of Washington, met each other for the first time since being adopted from China by two different families when they were just newborns. They couldn’t hold back their tears as they hugged each other on the Good Morning America yesterday, Wednesday, 11th of January, 2017. The both wore matching pink tops and black-rimmed glasses.
The twins, alongside their parents, said they were overwhelmed but excited and happy about the reunion. Jennifer Doering, Audrey’s mother, was the one to discover her daughter may have a sibling in the world. As she was doing research on her daughter’s past, she came across a photo of her daughter as a baby on the lap of her foster mother — and a nearly identical baby beside her.
“As soon as I had that picture, I was desperate to find out who that other child was,” she said.
Jennifer connected with Gracie’s mother Nicole Rainsberry on social media, and realized their daughters were likely related. Dr. Nancy Segal, a psychologist who studies twins, did a DNA test and confirmed Gracie and Audrey were identical twins with 100 percent certainty.
“We both love chicken Alfredo. That’s like one of our favorite foods,” Gracie said. “And we both love mac ‘n’ cheese.”
Both girls also have heart conditions — Gracie underwent two heart surgeries after arriving in the United States while Audrey had one.
“EVERYONE IS CRYING IN THE STUDIO,”
The girls were presented with tickets to School of Rock on Broadway as well as a chance to dine at Planet Hollywood to help them enjoy their time in New York City as sisters. They were also gifted plane tickets by Expedia so the twins could spend time together when they returned home.
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