What began as an exploration into their roots soon spiraled into a shocking discovery that tore their family apart and tested the bounds of sibling bonds. In the aftermath, the sisters’ story has triggered a wave of sympathy and solidarity on Reddit. This is their story.
A Request for DNA
About five years ago, the eldest sister approached her younger sister with an unusual ask.
She insisted that they both take a genetics test to delve into their family’s history.
She Wasn’t Best Pleased
The younger sister wasn’t exactly thrilled about the idea, but her older sibling insisted.
It Triggered a Chain Reaction
Little did she know that this innocent act would trigger a series of events that would shake their family to its core.
She Moved Away
After a few months, the older sister abruptly moved six hours away for a new job.
They Had Very Limited Contact
Communication became limited, with the older sister barely reaching out to her family. If her siblings or parents didn’t initiate contact, it was as if she vanished from their lives.
No Longer Close
As time passed, the once-close bond between siblings grew weaker, and their relationship with their older sister faded away.
Her Father Was the One Most Cut Out
Even her connection with their father became limited to a few conversations each year.
Five Years Since Face-to-Face
Shockingly, none of them had seen her in person for a staggering five years.
The Truth Came Out
Earlier this year, the younger brother decided to embark on his own genetics test adventure, and the results unearthed a shocking truth.
They Were All Donor Babies
In a heartfelt conversation, their parents finally confessed that all three siblings were donor-conceived due to their father’s infertility.
They Explained Everything
They tearfully apologized for keeping this secret.
They Contacted Her Sister
After the truth came out, the older sister received a phone call from their father, who told her about the situation.
This revelation shattered her belief that her father wasn’t her real dad.
She Thought Her Mother Cheated
She had suspected that their mother had cheated on their dad, nursing intense resentment for five long years.
She Had Known She Wasn’t His
The older sister had done her own genetics test years ago, noting that the ancestry information didn’t align with their father’s family history.
Desperate for answers, she turned to her younger sister for a DNA sample, which she sent to a lab along with her own.
They’d Been Revealed as Half Siblings
The results confirmed that they were indeed half-siblings, sharing the same mother but different fathers.
This discovery led her to believe that their father was the younger sister’s biological father, while their mother had engaged in an affair.
The Truth Overwhelmed Her
Overwhelmed by the revelation, the older sister experienced an emotional breakdown during the phone call.
She Felt Betrayed
She realized that her beliefs had been wrong all along, and rejecting her family for five years was a mistake.
Filled with anger, she felt betrayed and deceived.
She Should Have Confronted Them Back Then
The younger sister has taken to Reddit to seek answers, and this is how they responded.
Most users believe that the younger sister is not to blame, with this user commenting, “If your sister had actually spoken to either of them (their parents) five years ago, a lot of pain could have been avoided.”
Discovering That You’ve Been Lied to
More sympathy for her came flooding in, with this user sharing their own situation, “I was adopted, and knew from as early as I can remember. I’m glad I did. I’d hate to find out I’d been lied to for decades.
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