Two Sisters Were Reunited for the First Time After 56 Years

Ward and McLaughlin

After 56 years of not knowing each other, two sisters were reunited for the first time. Both Diane Ward and Mary McLaughlin thought they were only children but the two were brought together by the DNA and genealogy research group MyHeritage. For years, Diane and Mary circled each others’ orbits, unaware of the other’s existence. McLaughlin, who was living in suburban Detroit when she was young, regularly visited her adoptive family’s relatives who lived in suburban Pittsburgh. During that time, Ward lived in suburban Pittsburgh with her adoptive family, making frequent trips to visit relatives in suburban Detroit.

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