Brother and sister who were separately adopted find out they were related whole time
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A couple of New York siblings - who were adopted separately - recently discovered they were related the whole time.
It was Frank who was first adopted after he was left on the steps of a Staten Island daycare in 2002.
Victoria was then discovered, two years later, in a restroom at the Richmond University Medical Center.
Claudia Beadle - a nurse and cardiology technician who looked after Victoria before she was adopted - says she was only four to five days old when she was found.
“I opened the stall she was in between the toilet tank and underneath,” Claudia told ABC.
“I just scooped her up and ran to the clinic.”
So, as the siblings grew older, they wanted to know more about where they came from and decided to plug their details onto Ancestry.com.
The duo were shocked to discover that they are, in fact, biological siblings.
“We were both found a year and a half apart and wound up in the same family,” Frank told CBS News. “The odds are insane.”
“I got the match that my brother had popped up as my full sibling, my biological brother,” Vicky added.
Adoptive mum Angela explained: “They didn’t know they were abandoned until a couple of months ago because we don’t use the word abandoned in our vocabulary."
After Victoria was reunited with Claudia on Tuesday (15 August), she said: “Walking in here was emotional and a little overwhelming, but it was nice to see the place where I was left and to know Claudia was so great and took such good care of me.”
“For my whole life, I kind of just knew Claudia as my mom’s close friend,” she added.
"Now knowing the story, it definitely is a lot but in a good way.”
The brother and sister are now working together to establish a scholarship fund by working with the Richmond University Medical Center Foundation.
"Even though this story is about me and my sister, I want to showcase everyone around me that created such a great life for me and my sister," Frank said.
If you would like to donate, click on the following link - Richmond University Medical Center Foundation.