I saw this on MyHeritage – Half-Sisters from Across the Atlantic Find Each Other with MyHeritage DNA: https://blog.myheritage.com/2021/04/half-sisters-from-across-the-atlantic-find-each-other-with-myheritage-dna/. Slightly longer article. Includes a video and photos.
By Talya April 21, 2021 DNA, User Stories
Diane Ward was adopted as a baby in the state of Michigan, where adoption records are sealed. Her husband had also been adopted, and as she helped him hunt down his birth father (who had unfortunately passed away), she started thinking that she might like to know more about where she comes from, too. So she decided to do a MyHeritage DNA test, understanding that aside from her ethnic origins, she just might find some information on her birth parents, too.
She never dreamed that she would discover not only the identity of her birth mother, but also a living half-sister living across the pond in the United States.
A few years ago at Christmas, Diane decided to give herself a little Christmas gift: a DNA test to help her understand her origins. “I was going through the different companies that offer the service,” she says, “and I saw that MyHeritage not only gives you your gene research, they also allow people to connect over the platform. I thought, ‘My God, this is amazing. I might be able to find somebody who’s out there and did their research that I’m linked to. I might find my family.’ And I was really excited.”