Woman Tracks Down Biological Sibling On The Other Side Of The World

A military veteran has shared the emotional first hug she shared with her biological sister – who had grown up on the other side of the world always wanting a sister of her own. Kristin Franzoni, 38, from Apple Valley, Minnesota, traveled to Scotland, where she first met her sister, Amber Steele, 39, who she tracked down after nearly a decade of searching. There was not a dry eye in the house when the pair finally met, with Kirstin flying in to attend Amber's wedding during the summer of 2022, having first made contact during the pandemic. The moment marked the end of more than three decades of wondering for Kristin, who grew up not knowing who her biological father was. The 38-year-old was raised by her biological mother and said she spent around seven years of her adult life looking for missing pieces. Thanks to advances in social media and DNA testing she was able to discover that she had a half-sister, Amber, who lived in Scotland, in December 2020. The pair connected and confirmed their relationship, but due to travel restrictions, they were not able to meet in person for a further two years.
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Location: Scotland, UK
  • Date Acquired02-16-2023
  • Date Filmed02-16-2023
  • OrientationHorizontal
  • Footage TypeCell Phone
  • Rights TV & Digital, Commercial, Publishing
Tags:  siblings , reunion , reunited , dna , test , ancestry , uk , usa , scotland

Woman Tracks Down Biological Sibling On The Other Side Of The World

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Sisters Surprise Brother After 30 Years Apart

Grandpa Surprises Sister After Half A Decade Apart

Siblings Reunite At Wedding After More Than 40 Years

Kids Run Through Class When Military Dad Returns Home After Months Away

Girl Waits To Hug Big Brother Every Day School Bus Arrives

Sister Returns From Navy To Surprise Best Friend Sibling At School

Biological Sisters Who Reunited On Facebook Hug After More Than 50 Years Apart

Four Sisters Reunite For The First Time In 13 Years

Biological Sisters Meet For First Time After 60 years

Navy Brother Makes Sister's Jaw Drop When He Returns Home

Man Surprised By Sister He Has Not Seen In 16 Years

Sister Sobs Happy Tears In Restaurant When Military Brother Surprises Her

Emotional Moment Woman Finally Hugs Biological Brother For First Time

Man Returns From College To Surprise Sister Getting Off School Bus

Girl Surprised By Biological Brother She's Never Met For The First Time In Nine And A Half Years

Boy With Cancer Surprised By Return Of Big Brother

Biological Siblings Meet For Very First Time After Pandemic Delay

Boy Has Wholesome Reunion With Sisters After Brain Surgery

Brother And Sister Cry Tears Of Joy When They Hug Sibling They've Not Seen In Seven Years

Brothers In Nineties Finally Reunited After Year Apart

Siblings Who Are Deaf Reunite After Over A Decade Apart

Military Dad Surprises Son Who Thinks He's Meeting Newborn Sister

Siblings Reunite In Disney After 14 Years Apart

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Grandma Surprised by Sister On Birthday After 15 Years Apart

Military Twin Fights Back Tears When He Holds Niece For First Time

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