Shocking: Couple discovered they are biological twins after DNA test
A married couple in the United States has found themselves in total shock after a DNA test proved that they are biological twins.
They have been trying to conceive a child and have visited many clinics, but during one of in vitro fertilisation process the doctor found out that there are too many similarities in their DNA profiles.
Upon investigations, nevertheless, it was revealed that the said twins had been apart after their biological parents died in a car accident at a young age.
They were adopted into different families, with neither foster family having the knowledge that their adopted child had a twin.
The heartbroken couple was left at a crossroads as marriage between siblings is forbidden in the southern state.
The couple, who met and fell in love in college, and the doctor can't be named for patient confidentiality reasons.
“They were attracted to each other due to their similarities. They 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,” the doctor told Mississippi Herald.
“For me, it’s a particularly unusual case because my job is all about helping couples conceive a child. This is the first time in my career that I’ve been glad I haven’t succeeded in that regard.”
The law has outlined the penalty for marrying a sibling in Mississippi which is up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $500.