Adult Twins, Separated at Birth, Have Emotional Reunion

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  • Published on:  Wednesday, October 3, 2018
  • Inspired by the documentary "Three Identical Strangers," Michele Mordkoff and Allison Kanter discover they are twins and have an emotional reunion on camera. Read more: https://www.theatlantic.com/video/index/571867/two-identical-strangers/

    "Two Identical Strangers" was directed by Tim Wardle. Courtesy of Neon, it is part of The Atlantic Selects, an online showcase of short documentaries from independent creators, curated by The Atlantic.
  • Source: https://youtu.be/_O6HNsU2zOo
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  • Taji

     (Jan 4, 2019)

    Twins should legally never ever be separated. That's just cruel.

  • Swathy N

     (5 days ago)

    I agree a thousand times

  • A K

     (Mar 12, 2019)

    That’s the USA for ya 🙄🙄🙄

  • Apphia Perkins

     (Jan 3, 2019)

    *HOW IS THERE NOT A LAW TO STOP AGENCIES FROM SPLITTING UP SIBLINGS?!?* It is absolutely *INSANE* to me that this has ever been okay. Children are not f***ing puppies in a litter who can just be sold off first-come-first-serve!

  • Ani M

     (5 days ago)

    Best comment!!

  • penjenta

     (Mar 12, 2019)

    No I guarantee people would have wanted twins... But maybe they got less 💰 with the agency

  • kris hauenstein

     (Jan 3, 2019)

    i was very fortunate to have been adopted by my parents with my twin.

  • Monique Hunt

     (Mar 14, 2019)

    kris hauenstein I am truly happy for you and your twin.

  • Dulce Wilcox

     (Mar 7, 2019)

    Awesome.

  • Haley J

     (Jan 5, 2019)

    0:00* already crying*

  • Carpe Linguae

     (Mar 10, 2019)

    Definitely!!! Very beautiful!

  • Ruqaya Al-Janabi

     (Mar 7, 2019)

    Me too !

  • Rita Parker

     (Jan 9, 2019)

    A friend and her husband have adopted 3 siblings. They adopted their son, then 2 years later the adoption agency called and said the mother was expecting again were they interested in adopting...yes. 2 years later another call from the adoption agency. Now they have 3 siblings, and it has been a blessing for the children to be raised together. They actually have the same biological father and mother....and God bless the adoption agency for keeping them together.

  • Nonya Business

     (5 days ago)

    Why was the mother of these children aloud to continue to be fertile.

  • Eden Lowery

     (Mar 15, 2019)

    That's really nice if your friends, why did that mother keep having kids to fork out on someone else

  • rvpstudioscanada

     (Jan 2, 2019)

    Just think of all the people BEFORE social media was around...who never got the chance to meet their biological family members.

  • royal_liss_xx ok

     (Mar 5, 2019)

    I met my biological mother through Facebook actually 😂

  • Kristen Yager

     (Feb 16, 2019)

    Thats how I found my family. I was in a closed adoption through a catholic service and I did DNA and facebook and found them.

  • A Google user

     (Jan 1, 2019)

    I saw interviews of the separated triplets. Playing with peoples lives in the name of science is disgusting. I wonder how many other twins are unaware of this agencies recklessness

  • kchididdy

     (1 day ago)

    Twins are not intentionally separated for scientific reasons. If it has happened in isolated incidents, it's because the people making these decisions were morally bankrupt and it has nothing to do with science. Science in and of itself is neutral just like math, writing, language, etc. It's the human who applies science that we should be criticizing and not science itself.

  • A Google user

     (Mar 11, 2019)

    +Nina Diniz Yes, It's disgusting! And I'm sure it's probably even more than 2 sets since they were researching this experiment for almost 20 years.

  • Victoria Katherine

     (Mar 7, 2019)

    I wish there was a law where you couldn't separate twins, or multiple birth siblings. So cruel.

  • Ar Sparfell

     (Mar 15, 2019)

    It's complicated to keep them together, but at least, they should be informated that they have a sibling adopted in another family...

  • Catherine Wilson

     (Mar 12, 2019)

    then there would be less adoptions. It's better to have a kid separated from a twin living in a loving home rather than both of them in foster care

  • miso mercy

     (Jan 11, 2019)

    They both chose the same type of outfit to meet in , boxy tank-like shirts, and synthetic material bottoms. I found that interesting.

  • milan

     (Jan 7, 2019)

    I am a identical twin iam 44 and lost my bother at birth but in my heart I no something is missing

  • Aly Julmiste

     (Mar 11, 2019)

    The show usually ask them to wear similar outfits

  • Jason Cheers

     (Mar 10, 2019)

    jai ibvr his brother be ded tho ._.