Imagine one day opening Facebook and reading a message from a stranger that says, "I think we might be twins... don't freak out..." This is the amazing true story of Anaïs Bordier and Samantha Futerman, identical twin sisters who were born in South Korea, separated at birth, raised on different continents, but re-connected and reunited twenty-five years later through the power of the internet.
It's an incredible, heartfelt story we've been following her for a while, and now the "Twinsters" are telling their tale in a new book, Separated @ Birth: A True Love Story of Twin Sisters Reunited.
Samantha and Anaïs were back on ABC's Good Morning America on Thursday to talk about the new book and their amazing international separated-at-birth story. Check it out:
It's just awesome to see these two together. It feels like all is right in the universe.
Here's more information about the book:
Imagine one day opening Facebook and reading a message from a stranger that says, "I think we might be twins... don't freak out..."
It all began when design student Anaïs Bordier viewed a YouTube video and saw her own face staring back. After some research, Anaïs found that the Los Angeles actress Samantha Futerman was born in a South Korean port city called Busan on November 19, 1987 -- the exact same location and day that Anaïs was born. This propelled her to make contact -- via Facebook. One message later, both girls wondered: Could they be twins?
Thus begins their remarkable journey to build a relationship as sisters, continents apart. Over Facebook, Twitter, and Skype, they learned that they shared much more than a strikingly similar appearance. Eventually, they traveled to Korea together to discover more about the land of their separation. One of Facebook's Top Ten Stories of 2013, Separated @ Birth is a story that spans the world and peels back some of the complex and emotional layers of foreign adoption.
As they mention in their Good Morning America interview, Samantha has teamed up with fellow Korean American adoptee Jenna Ushkowitz to create Kindred, a foundation providing services and resources for international and domestic adoptees and their families. Learn more about it here.
Their team is also still hard at work on that feature documentary Twinsters, and have been in the process of submitting the film for the 2015 film festival circuit. Can't wait to see it. For further information about the film, follow updates on the Twinsters Facebook page.