Emotional Reunion For Adult Twins Separated At Birth
FaithTap Staff 1/29/2019
When Michelle Mordkoff watched a movie out of the blue one summer morning, she didn't realize how her life would change within three months. She was on her way to work when a movie caught her attention. She watched "Three Identical Strangers" and wondered if the same thing could have possibly happened to her since she was also adopted.
As fate would have it, just three months later, she drove to New York from New Jersey to meet the twin sister she didn't know she had and her story is incredible.
In the movie "The Three Identical Strangers" while attending college, Bobby Shafran was being mistaken for another student, Eddy Galland. A mutual friend of theirs introduced them to each other and they could not believe what they saw. They had the same eyes, the same hair, the same smile, and the same built. They compared each other's birth dates and they found out they were both adopted. It was remarkable! Their story even made the newspaper.
The story doesn't end there. When they came out in the newspaper with their photo, 125 miles away, a friend showed David Gellman a copy. They couldn't believe it and David ran to tell his mother. They quickly looked for Eddy's family's phone number and David called them that night. Eddy's mother thought David was from the press and demanded to know what he wanted and David said, "I don't think they're twins. I think they're triplets and I'm the third brother." Eddy's mother dropped the phone. That night, David met his triplet brother, Eddy, for the first time.
The reunion between the three brothers, however, revealed a bigger truth. None of the adoptive parents of the three brothers were ever told that they were adopting from a set of triplets. The adoption agency under the research study separated twins and triplets and placed them in homes and parents with different socioeconomic backgrounds to determine how they grow up in different backgrounds. The agency did not tell the parents that they were adopting from a set of twins or triplets. Instead, they were told that they needed to agree to the agency continue studying the child. If they refused, their adoption request was denied.
When the film came out and Michelle Mordkoff saw it, she became curious, especially since she was also adopted from the same agency and her parents also had no idea she was a twin or triplet. She got her DNA tested and got a match from someone with the initials "A.K." But underneath the initials it said: "Managed by Kyle Kanter." She looked up the name on Facebook and found a profile from Calabasas, California. When she went through his friends list, she found an "Allison Rodnon Kanter" and when she clicked on the profile, she started at a photo of her exact double.
Michelle got in touch with Allison, who thought it was a spam email at first. But she went ahead and opened the email and found out she actually had a twin sister. Allison flew to New York, with her husband, Mark, to meet Michelle and Michelle's sons. When they saw each other for the first time, they were speechless and couldn't stop comparing themselves to each other, including their arms and their "little girl hands." Now, they're excited to get to know each other more and make up for lost time.