In the summertime of 2021, a MyHeritage DNA check introduced collectively half-brothers Fernando Hermansson Carabali and Ivan Andreas, who had been looking for their organic households for years. They had been thrilled on the discovery and thought their happiness couldn’t be extra full… after which, they found they’d extra siblings.
Watch the video of their wonderful reunion under:
The brothers discover one another
Fernando, 37, started his life in Colombia, the place he was left at a monastery as an toddler. The nuns took him in and cared for him for a short time, after which they positioned him for adoption with a household in Sweden. He grew up there and had a contented childhood together with his adoptive household.
As an grownup, he started to marvel about his organic household: who they had been, what they had been doing, what they appeared like. This curiosity led him to start out looking for them. He traveled to Colombia hoping to seek out some clues or threads to observe, hoping towards hope to seek out no less than one member of the family — however discovered nothing. He returned residence dissatisfied and discouraged.
Then, in the summertime of 2021, Fernando obtained a MyHeritage DNA equipment as a present from buddy. It stayed within the drawer for a couple of months till Fernando labored up the braveness to take it and ship his pattern to the lab.
4 weeks later, he obtained the outcomes, and proper there on the high of his DNA Match listing was a person known as Ivan. The estimated relationship was listed as “half-brother.”
Ivan, 35, had grown up in Amsterdam within the Netherlands. He was additionally born in Colombia and positioned for adoption at age 3. He additionally had a contented childhood, and in addition began to develop a curiosity about his origins. He, too, traveled to Colombia to seek for clues about his organic household, and he even appeared within the Dutch tv program Spoorloos, which options tales of individuals looking for misplaced relations. However he, too, discovered nothing.
Then, he heard concerning the MyHeritage DNA check and understood that this may assist him discover organic family members. So he ordered the equipment and took the check… and there it was, a half-brother match from Sweden.
“It got here as a little bit of a shock,” says Fernando. “I contacted Ivan and I received a fast response. It was implausible. Ivan is 35, so I’ve slightly brother. It feels unbelievable.”
They determined to fulfill, and had an emotional reunion, which you’ll be able to watch within the video under:
“We have now many similarities; we’re each inventive, we’re each actors and we have now many frequent pursuits,” says Fernando.
The plot thickens
The brothers continued researching their origins and shortly made extra discoveries. In December of 2021, they discovered two extra half-siblings: a pair of sisters, Angela (40) and Sandra (43), each born in Colombia and at the moment residing in Spain.
All of the siblings share the identical father. The sisters knew who their father was, however weren’t in contact with him, and he died 16 years in the past. Additionally they knew one another, however weren’t in contact till they had been adults. They’d no concept they’d every other siblings, and it got here as an enormous and great shock.
Ivan hardly speaks Spanish, and Sandra and Angela barely converse English, however the energy of their emotion and pleasure at discovering one another spoke for themselves. Fernando determined to fly to Spain to fulfill them as quickly as potential, and the 4 siblings had been quickly reunited in individual. They’re now an inseparable a part of one another’s lives.
Sandra says she will be able to’t reside with out her siblings now, and advises anybody searching for organic relations: “Don’t hand over, seek for your loved ones. Something is feasible!”