10-Year-Old Identical Twin Girls Are Reunited For the First Time Since Birth

10-Year-Old Identical Twin Girls Are Reunited For the First Time Since Birth

Try not to cry, it's impossible. 

By Marianne Garvey

A pair of identical 10-year-old twins who were separated at birth in China were reunited in an emotional meeting in America.

Biological twins Audrey Doering, from Wisconsin and Gracie Rainsberry, from Washington state, were adopted at birth by two different American families. They met for the first time live on “Good Morning America,” and there were lots of waterworks.

Audrey had said that she asked her parents for a sister for Christmas this year, and that’s exactly what she got.

Gracie became very emotional at the meeting.

“It's very overwhelming,” she said.

Audrey said, “it felt like there was somebody missing.”

"Now, it's complete," she added.

When Audrey’s parents first told her the good news, she thought it was a cruel joke.

“I thought my parents were, like, playing a joke on me,” she said, but then her parents video chatted with Gracie in December and she knew it was real.

Over the video chat, Gracie said she “started to cry a lot.”

“And my mom kept on asking me ... what my crying was for, and I was saying, 'I don't know,” Gracie said. “I didn't know what to think.”

As for common interests, the girls both love chicken Alfredo and mac 'n' cheese.

Audrey’s mom, Jennifer Doering, had discovered her daughter had a twin when she went searching for her “Finding Ad,” which is a list Chinese orphanages keep of children for adoption. Jennifer found a photo of Audrey with her foster mother—with another baby who looked just like her.

“It was unbelievable, this is stuff you read about … how could it really be that there are two of them?” Jennifer asked. “As soon as I had that picture I was desperate to find out who that other child was.”

A DNA test has confirmed Gracie and Audrey are identical twins with 100 percent certainty.

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