Full Siblings Reunite After 60 Years

Full Siblings Reunite After 60 Years

David Anderson was adopted at the age of one month. Growing up in Grand Junction, Colorado, he experienced the thoughts and fears of many adopted children: that his family hadn’t wanted him, hadn’t wanted him to be part of their family. As an adult, he tried to find out more about his family and went to the hospital where he was born to look for records, but nothing turned up.

He took a MyHeritage DNA test wanting to know about his ethnicity. He had no idea it might help him find his biological family.

Imagine his astonishment when his full biological sister, Misty De La Rosa, popped up in his results!

“It was an emotional experience,” David explains. “You know, not knowing that you have any siblings or anything like that and then all the sudden, within a real brief period of time, you find out that you’re not an island out here, you know, you’ve got relatives, you’ve got a huge family.”

Not only that, he discovered that his birth family lived quite nearby. His wife, Tammy, actually went to school with his sister!

Misty De La Rosa was raised in Denver, Colorado by her father along with four other siblings. She didn’t know that she had a younger brother who had been put up for adoption. “I consider myself one of the luckiest people in the world because I’ve been able to find and see that I have a brother. I have another part of me that I can be close to and that I can share our life together, because we missed out on it. I mean, I’m 62, and you know, that’s a long time to never know that you have a sibling.”

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  • Keith Cunningham

    January 2, 2020

    My wife just united with her Biological Father, Mother, and 4 full biological sisters and brothers. This was possible in large part due to DNA testing. There was also considerable research done by 2 of our children. The re-connection started last May, when my wife sent a letter based on information our children found. Her Father receive the letter and reached back. Since May 2019 many emails, letters, skypes, MarcoPolo session later, then a face to face in November with the Parents, and just last week between the biological siblings.

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      January 5, 2020

      How incredible!