JERUSALEM (VINnews) — For 23 years, Bar Hershkowitz was sure that her family consisted only of herself, her mother and an unknown donor through whom her mother had conceived her. Hershkowitz, a career soldier, decided a year and a half ago to undergo a DNA test and see if she had any other relatives. “During the first weeks I would check the site twice a day and slowly I realized that nothing spectacular would happen,” Hershkowitz told Israel’s Channel N12.
A week ago she received an e-mail stating that a close match had been found. Roni Cohen, a 26-year-old, had also been born from the same donor. Until a week ago she was certain that she was an only child but a week ago she received a tag from a Facebook group for children born from donors. “I discovered Bar, a new sister who resembled me,” Roni said.
“The click was immediate, the next day we already had a video call on Whatsapp,” Bar said. The two arranged to meet one another and at the meeting captured by N12, they discovered amazing similarities between them in looks and behavior.
אחותי, הנס שלי: בגיל 26 ואחרי חיפושים ותהיות גילתה רוני שהיא לא בת יחידה ויש לה אחות קטנה, בת 23. אחיות מאותה תרומת זרע | @deanf19 עם תיעוד המפגש המרגש והסיפור המלא הערב במהדורה המרכזית ב-20:00 pic.twitter.com/k2wyn2cEPQ
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