She was fascinated to discover she had both Mexican and Native American genes, but was even more intrigued when she received a message from Josh, a man who the website flagged as a ‘close relative’.
Hi! So, this recommended that you might be my first cousin? Josh wrote. I never actually met my biological dad so I’m wondering if you might be from that side of the family. I believe his name was Dennis. Does that sound familiar?
Laureen’s heart began beating faster. Dennis was her father’s name! Could Josh be her half-brother?
Looking him up on Facebook, she had no doubt – Josh was the spitting image of her dad.
Laureen and Josh, who were only nine months apart in age, met that same day and discovered they’d gone to the same schools, had mutual friends, and went to the same restaurant for Taco Tuesday dinner. In fact, they were neighbours!
A court DNA test confirmed they were half-siblings and now Laureen, Josh and Dennis are working on their relationship.