Korean twin sisters separated at birth find each other via Facebook

Neat story. About a month ago, some French kids thought that an American actress of Korean descent looked strikingly similar to a Korean-born French friend of theirs, so they showed her the American’s picture.  The French woman freaked out, convinced it was her long-lost twin sister, contacted her by Facebook – and voila! – it was her. One was adopted by Americans, the other by French, when they were both infants.

Very cool story.

American on the left, French on the right.

American on the left, French on the right.


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  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Interesting point. I am second generation Irish, but consider myself Irish first and American as an accident of birth. My nieces and nephews think of themselves as American.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Opps, I think that sounds more negative than you meant.

  • http://adgitadiaries.com/ karmanot

    Great story!!!

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    This latino would not consider them latino. It has to do with ancestry. At least, that’s how I see it. To my knowledge, there is no agreement on what makes a latino. I do wish my tia abuela hadn’t passed. If anyone would have known, she would have. I sometimes think she though I shouldn’t have been considered latino, because I was gay.

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    Are you saying that an adoptive mother is unnatural? I’m certain they were not “taken”. They were given up for adoption by a biological mother after a period of deliberation. Although, I do wonder why the adoption agency didn’t place the siblings in the same home.

  • Naja pallida

    Have you done any research on your family history, John? How long has your Aravosis family line been in the US? One of my favorite things is genealogical research. I haven’t delved into any Greek research at all. All my family lines are pretty much restricted to the British Isles and France.

  • unclemike

    Don’t adopted people “immigrate” to their new country, even though they didn’t initiate the move? I think John’s talking about his own cousins in that previous comment, anyway.

  • http://profiles.google.com/nogodsnomastersliberty Mary O’Grady

    They did not immigrate, John. They were taken for adoption, as infants. I hope they find their natural mother.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    I’ve often wondered about that. If they immigrated to the US would they be Latino? They are latino, in MANY ways, in terms of their culture (though they’re also greek). And really, they’re no less latino than I’m american – my americanness has nothing to do with my genes. And would latinos consider them latino?

  • Mike_in_the_Tundra

    I’m not sure if your cousins would be considered Latino. My family has lived in what is now the continental United States since before the Gold Rush. I am considered Latino, even though I was born in the U.S.A.

  • http://AMERICAblog.com/ John Aravosis

    It isn’t neat. And I love how one sister is American and one is French. It reminds me of my Panamanian and Brazilian cousins. We’re all of the same blood lineage, 100% greek, but I was born in the US, they were born in Latin America, so they’re Latino and I’m not, even though we’re both the same genetically, more or less. (I assume they’re Latino, if they’re Latin American citizens?) This is similar, how one sis sounds American and the other sounds French, I just love that.

  • unclemike

    That is one of the sweetest stories I’ve ever seen :)

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