2 Sisters Put Up For Adoption In The Late 1940s Find Each Other After More Than 70 Years

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Two sisters were put up for adoption in the late 1940s at the end of World War II. And after 70 years went by, these ladies found each other once again!

DNA testing is doing more than revealing our heritage. For some, it's reuniting families like Annie Ijpelaar and Sheila Anne Fry.

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Sheila was adopted in 1946 and had no knowledge of her birth parents. Yet, through a DNA test, she discovered her half-sister Amy lived in the Netherlands.

The sisters have Sheila's daughter-in-law and Anne's son to thank for the reunion. The pair learned they shared a Canadian soldier for a father who fought against the Nazis in Europe during World War II.

2 Sisters Put Up For Adoption In The 1940s Reunite

When they met for the first time, Sheila said, "It was like looking in the mirror and talking to myself. It was amazing." She added, "We have the same hobbies and the same medical complaints-it is very strange."

Annie Ijpelaar and Sheila Anne Fry became fast friends. And the pair didn’t waste any time getting to know one another. They cherished the moments they had together and look forward to the years they have left.

No matter how our lives turn out and whether we are separated by distance and decades, we know our lives had held firmly in God's hands. What a beautiful way God brought these two long-lost sisters together.

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"God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure." Ephesians 1:5

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