Twins Separated at Birth Found Each Other After 29 Years

Twins born in Indonesia and put up separately for adoption, have been reunited after finding each other living just 40 kilometres (25 miles) apart, in southern Sweden, three decades later.

Non-identical twins Emilie Falk and Lin Backman — strangers until last year — were separated nearly 29 years ago. According to a DNA test the pair had done two months after reuniting in January last year, and which they shared with AFP, there is a 99.98 percent chance of them being sisters. A complex string of events led up to that revelation.

Both were adopted from an orphanage in Semarang in northern Indonesia by Swedish couples, but there was no mention in either of their documents of the fact that they had a twin. When Backman’s parents left the orphanage with her all those years ago, the taxi driver had turned around and asked them: “What about the other one, the sister?” and they jotted the girls’ Indonesian names down on a piece of paper.


The name helped Backman’s parents track down the Falks back in Sweden, and the two families got together to compare notes. They found they had a lot in common. They lived only 40 kilometres apart in the very south of Sweden, they are both teachers, they got married on the same day only one year apart and even danced to the same wedding song: “You and Me” by Lifehouse.

Since then the two have kept in close touch, and have talked about going to Indonesia to search for their biological parents.

Source: Yahoo News

Image: The Telegraph

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