WAUSAU, Wis. – A family in Wausau, Wisconsin was shocked to discover their adopted daughter from China has a twin sister living in another state.
Jennifer Doering told WAWO that her adopted daughter, 10-year-old Audrey, always dreamed of having a sister. When Doering was doing some research about Audrey’s family history, she was shocked to discover she didn’t just have a sister — she had a twin.
“We just happened to stumble upon a picture and from there we were able to find that there were two of them,” said Doering.
Audrey was adopted from China. As Doering was looking around for Audrey’s family history recently, she found an ad in a paper for Audrey’s adoption. In a photo in the ad, Doering spotted another little girl that looked just like Audrey.
After doing a little more digging, she found out that girl was 10-year-old Graice Rainsberry, who lives in Washington.
“It’s been different. It’s like looking into a mirror for me. It’ super weird,” Gracie told WAWO via Skype.
The two discovered they have a lot in common.
“Our laugh is the same, like our mannerisms, we talk the same, we like the same food and stuff,” said Audrey.
The two girls also have the same heart defect and had to have open-heart surgery at a young age.
The families told WAWO that they plan to meet up several times next year. They will also spend spring break together in California, and Audrey will spend her summer in Washington.