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Twins who were separated as babies and didn't meet until age 10 are now high school valedictorians

Identical twins Audrey Doering and Gracie Rainsberry are now celebrating another exciting achievement together.

Twins who were separated as babies and didn't meet until age 10 are now high school valedictorians
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In 2017, identical twins Audrey Doering and Gracie Rainsberry, who were separated at birth, met for the first time on a special segment of Good Morning America (GMA). Now, seven years later, they have appeared on the show again after achieving an academic milestone together: becoming valedictorians of their respective high schools. Their special connection and achievements since their reunion have left viewers in happy tears.

Their journey dates back to 2007 when they were in the care of their foster mom in China and were only 15 months old. They were adopted by two different families, leading them to go their separate ways. At the time of their adoption, both were suffering from a heart condition but were operated on by their respective families soon after arriving in the US. It wasn't until 2017 that Audrey's mom, Jennifer, decided to learn about her daughter's past. Through her research, she discovered that her daughter had a twin after finding an old picture of the girls with their foster mother.

Representative Image Source: Pexels I Photo by Đạt Nguyễn
Representative Image Source: Pexels I Photo by Đạt Nguyễn

Soon, she started trying to establish contact with the separated twin and found out that the girl was adopted by the Rainsberry family. With the help of Facebook, she approached Gracie's mom and informed her about the whole situation. Not only was her attempt successful, but it also managed to help the twins meet each other for the first time in an emotional reunion hosted by "GMA."



 



 

Since their heartwarming reunion in 2017, the twins have grown close and spent a lot of time together. They have had sleepovers and visited each other's families to establish a healthy bond.


 
 
 
 
 
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The twins were recently spotted celebrating each other's academic excellence by attending their different graduation ceremonies. Both were named valedictorians of their respective classes. Gracie traveled from her home in Washington state to Wisconsin, whereas Audrey has chalked up her plans to watch her sister graduate when the time comes.


 
 
 
 
 
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The twins were invited to "GMA," where they got emotional discussing their life journey. Audrey said, "Obviously our situation is not like other twins ... but we've just had so many amazing opportunities. We've been able to travel together and experience so many firsts, which has been special." She also added, "I think just the best part is spending time with each other ... and just seeing how we’ve matured but how we’re still very similar."



 

As the show progressed, the twins discussed their college plans revealing that their choices would take them to opposite sides of the country. Audrey will attend Vanderbilt University in Nashville whereas her sister Gracie will go to Eastern Oregon University in La Grande, where she was recruited to play soccer.



 

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