Get your tissues ready! Twin girls separated in China and later adopted to different American families met for the first time on Good Morning America.
Audrey Doering lives in Wisconsin with her parents and Gracie Rainsberry lives in Washington State. While Audrey’s mother was researching Audrey’s birth as a Christmas present, she came across a picture of both girls on the lap of their Chinese foster mother. After extensively searching Facebook, she found Gracie’s mother, Nicole. Through phone conversations, the mothers learned both girls have a heart condition that required surgery once they were in the United States.
Wearing matching pink shirts and similar black framed glasses the girls cried when they met on stage. In fact, the tears flowed in the entire studio while they were hugging each other. A DNA test performed by Dr. Nancy Segal, a psychologist who studies twins, concluded with 100% certainty they are identical twins.
After the girls met on the GMA stage Audrey said, “It felt like there was somebody missing.” “Now, it’s complete,” she added.
After their reunion, they toured New York City together. They saw the musical, School of Rock, and made plans to visit one another as much as possible. Their families have plans to vacation this March together in San Diego and the girls are making plans for summer vacation.
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