Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Long-Lost Reunited Sisters Find They Are Actually Twins

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Long-Lost Reunited Sisters Find They Are Actually Twins

Article excerpt

LONG-LOST sisters reunited after 55 years apart have now discovered they are actually twins.

Jenny Lucas and Helen Edwards were separated at birth when Jenny was given up for adoption.

But, Jenny, who was brought up in Jesmond, tracked down her birth mother in 2003, only to discover she had a sister. The pair assumed they must have been half-sisters but were regularly surprised by their similarities.

In 2009 they took a DNA test, which confirmed they were full sisters.

But, still confused by their past, Jenny and Helen applied for their late mother's medical records.

Helen, of Morpeth, always thought she was born on April 4, 1950, but the records showed there had been no birth on that day. Instead, they found her mother had given birth to twins on December 2, 1948, which is Jenny's birthday.

The sisters were confused to find that their mother had given birth to two babies on the same day, but believed the second baby had most likely died. …

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