- A married couple in Mississippi, US were shocked to find out they are biological twins
- A fertility doctor conducted a DNA test and informed them of the unsettling news
- They were separated soon after birth after the death of their parents
A married couple in Mississippi, US got the shock of their lives when they discovered that they are biological twins.
Reports indicate that a fertility doctor conducted a routine DNA test on the couple and noticed similarities in their DNA on April 13.
The coupled, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, were reportedly finding it difficult to conceive and had approached the fertility doctor for an In Vitro Fertilization procedure.
The two were reportedly separated soon after birth when they were adopted by different families after their parents passed away. They therefore grew up without knowing each other.
A filing error reportedly prevented their respective adoptive families from knowing that the two were biologically related.
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According to local reports, the news devastated the couple and they are now at a loss as to what to do because Mississippi law prohibits marriage between siblings.
The fertility doctor, who also cannot be named, told a local news outlet that the couple were attracted to each other because of their similarities.
The doctor said: "The felt they could really connect with each other. If only they had known the truth, it could have saved them so much pain later on."
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