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Written by on March 18, 2023

A man’s entire life has been shattered into pieces after discovering he is genetically related to the mother of his two young children. He explained how he was adopted two minutes after his birth – and doesn’t know anything about his biological parents as he was part of a closed adoption.

However, part of his family history came to light after undergoing testing to see whether he could donate a kidney to his wife of six years. The man said: “My wife got sick just after our son was born and now is in need of a kidney transplant. We checked with her relatives and none were a match or a viable donor.

“I knew it would be a long shot so I decided to get tested to see if I could donate. I got a call the other day saying that I was a match.

“The doctor then said something about wanting to do additional testing due to some information from the HLA (human leukocyte antigen) tissue test results. I didn’t think much of it and agreed.”

But when the results came in, the man learned he and his wife had an “abnormally high match percentage”.

“I was shocked and confused,” he added. “He explained that because of how DNA information is passed down through generations a parent to a child could have at least a 50 per cent match and siblings could have a 0-100 per cent match.

“It was rare to have a high match as husband and wife. I asked what does that mean.”

The man went on to explain how he met his wife eight years ago when he was working away from his hometown office.

Imagine going through a situation like this.

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