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. ┬áThe 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.

CyberDisobedience on Substack | @aravosis | Facebook | Instagram | LinkedIn. John Aravosis is the Executive Editor of AMERICAblog, which he founded in 2004. He has a joint law degree (JD) and masters in Foreign Service from Georgetown; and has worked in the US Senate, World Bank, Children's Defense Fund, the United Nations Development Programme, and as a stringer for the Economist. He is a frequent TV pundit, having appeared on the O'Reilly Factor, Hardball, World News Tonight, Nightline, AM Joy & Reliable Sources, among others. John lives in Washington, DC. .

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12 Responses to “Korean twin sisters separated at birth find each other via Facebook”

  1. karmanot says:

    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.

  2. karmanot says:

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

  3. karmanot says:

    Great story!!!

  4. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    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.

  5. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    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.

  6. Naja pallida says:

    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.

  7. unclemike says:

    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.

  8. Mary O'Grady says:

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

  9. 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?

  10. Mike_in_the_Tundra says:

    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.

  11. 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.

  12. unclemike says:

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

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