A couple in Mississipi has been given very devastating news, as it turns out that they are actually siblings.
Daily Mail reports that a Jackson, Mississippi, fertility doctor informed the unidentified pair that they were biological twins after he noticed the striking similarities in their DNA. The heartbroken couple were left at a loss as it is a crime for incest to be practiced in the state and they could face up to 10 years in prison and a fine of $500.
The siblings, who cannot be named due to the sensitivity of the case, had been tragically separated at a young age after their biological parents died and they were adopted into different families, both not knowing about the other. Due to a filing error when they were adopted by other families, the adoption parents were never told about their child’s other sibling. The pair bonded with each other at college and they quickly bonded over their strikingly similar backgrounds and fell in love.
The doctor, who also cannot be named, said that the couples were attracted to each other because of their similarities.
‘For me, it’s a particularly unusual case because my job is all about helping couples conceive a child. This is the first time in my career that I’ve been glad I haven’t succeeded in that regard.’
However, due to the highly unusual nature of their case, the couple will not face any charges.