Watch: Incredible moment identical twin sisters separated at birth are reunited for the first time Watch: Incredible moment identical twin sisters separated at birth are reunited for the first time
Identical twin sisters met each other for the first time since being adopted from China by two different families when they were just newborns.... Watch: Incredible moment identical twin sisters separated at birth are reunited for the first time

Identical twin sisters met each other for the first time since being adopted from China by two different families when they were just newborns.

Audrey Doering of Wisconsin and Gracie Rainsberry of Washington, both 10, couldn’t fight back tears as they embraced on Good Morning America on Wednesday, wearing matching pink tops and black-rimmed glasses.

The twins, alongside their parents, said they were overwhelmed but excited and happy about the reunion.

“It felt like there was something missing, so now it’s complete,” Audrey said.

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.

Through social media, Jennifer connected with Gracie’s mother Nicole Rainsberry 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.

Gracie and Audrey, who previously spoke to each other via video message, have already discovered similarities besides their looks.

“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.

Good Morning America host Ginger Zee tweeted that it was an emotional day for everyone at the show.

“EVERYONE IS CRYING IN THE STUDIO,” the meteorologist tweeted during the emotional reunion.

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.

See more photos and the video below…

 

Henry Okafor

  • Brandy

    2017-01-13 #1 Author

    I thought it was very sweet. I meet my little brother kinda in the same way. God is good!

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  • Blllanche Ouédraogo

    2017-01-13 #2 Author

    This is So amazing and emotional??

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  • Desiree Taylor

    2017-01-13 #3 Author

    OMG, I know that was the most wonderful feeling ever.

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  • Deja

    2017-01-13 #4 Author

    Wow how sweet got me very emotional

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  • Geri

    2017-01-13 #5 Author

    I loved this! For the parents to come together and allow them to form a relationship is so awesome! I hope they keep getting them together!

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  • Latika russell

    2017-01-13 #6 Author

    Very sweet god bless them for their reuniting I hope they have a nice life on their new chapter

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  • DIA

    2017-01-13 #7 Author

    This was so amazing and God has plan to them. So emotional

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  • estaroda

    2017-01-13 #8 Author

    so emotional. God is good

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  • Emhabib

    2017-01-13 #9 Author

    Priceless moment enjoy the time getting to know each other god bless u both

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  • Aaliyah Tychelle

    2017-01-13 #10 Author

    This brings tears of Joys to my eyes and completely melts my heart.

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  • Jade

    2017-01-13 #11 Author

    I watched this yesterday I loved it !

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  • Claudeth

    2017-01-13 #12 Author

    Natural love. When God say yes, noboby can say no. O hope all thr best thing for you. Emotional historie ?

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  • Lisa Simmons

    2017-01-13 #13 Author

    Incredible indeed an sad at the same time im happy their reunited??

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  • Alexis

    2017-01-13 #14 Author

    This is so touching . I couldn’t imagine being away from my TWIN sister that long . Just imagine how they felt not knowing that there was someone out there that looks and acts just like them . They must truly feel complete after such a reunification ?

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  • Pj

    2017-01-14 #15 Author

    SO cute! And adorable .

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  • Pj

    2017-01-14 #16 Author

    SO cute! And adorable . This was really touching .

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  • Aaliyah Brianna

    2017-01-14 #17 Author

    Empowering! I couldn’t imagine experiencing this .. God is good!!!

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  • Tia Embrey

    2017-01-14 #18 Author

    This is beautiful ❤

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  • Ashley

    2017-01-14 #19 Author

    This made me very emotional ?

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  • Vanessa

    2017-01-14 #20 Author

    When I say this was the most emotional thing I’ve watched and cried to it legit was!!! This was super adorable how emotional they were to see each other!!!

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  • Kaniece

    2017-01-15 #21 Author

    I have identical twins I couldn’t imagine them being separated at birth! They are literally each other’s, other half!

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  • Jekireya Thomas

    2017-01-16 #22 Author

    Omg So Amazing. Couldn’t Imagine The Happiness They’re Experiencing

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