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Meet The "Rose Twins" - Audrey Min and her Seperated Identical Twin Sister Gracie Mei
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Meet The "Rose Twins" - Audrey Min and her Identical Twin Sister Gracie Mei

AUDREY IS AN IDENTICAL TWIN SEPARATED AT 14 MONTHS IN CHINA WITH THE SAME HEART DEFECT AS HER TWIN! I JUST FOUND HER SISTER THIS WEEK.
Their Mother said: I wanted to give my only daughter a special gift for Christmas, her Finding Ad from China. I employed the aid of a company called research-china.org. They had additional information from her foster mother which allowed us to uncover a previously unseen photo. On Monday I opened a photo of my daughter as an infant and to my amazement I saw TWO Audrey's. We were shocked but were told that physical similarities are not unusual. So the research organisation was able to do more checking and helped me find the other child's name and birth date which was 5 days before Audrey's. The girls were brought in on the same day. Their names were also a clue....
Mei+GUI= Rose
Naming twins with split names, first names together to form a word is not uncommon in China we are told.
With the birthday and the name I went to work.! I posted on a few Chinese Adoption Facebook groups. I linked it to some of our Chinese adoption families and out of the blue I decided to post on the page of Andrea Duke Olson (who it turns out has a daughter on the same finding ad). I have never this women before but her profile pic was a Donate Life (same as my license plate) and then noticed that she works with Chinese Children who need heart surgeries in China. Something called to me....Post on this site my gut said! She responded right away!! Gave me the moms name from a yahoo TONGGU adoption site. The rest is HISTORY!
We have made contact with the most amazing family in Washington state, the Rainsberry Family. Now we have found Audrey's sister. Her name is Gracie. She is a clone of Audrey!! So we have all cried and cried some more. Have sat in amazement as we watched videos of the girls and compared photos. All while scratching our heads in amazement. Marveled at their passion for Math, school, all animals, sports and fettuccine alfredo.
I don't know how you process this situation. I have NO anger towards the Chinese establishment because without their generosity we would have never been able to have THE most amazing daughter! I will never ask why this happened because I believe that everything good and bad happens for a reason.
So I am introducing you to Audrey Min and her identical twin sister Gracie Mei
Maybe we will have to call the girls the "Rose Twins."
We hope you enjoy our story! It is a Christmas Miracle!

Credits: Jennifer Doering
12,856 views Dec 12, 2016

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MDolven 540 points
It has been amazing watching this story unfold. Gracie is one of my daughter's best buds. What a Christmas Miracle for these girls. Please Ellen, help them meet!
+17 votes
Dec 12, 2016
mammarainsberry
Awww, Michelle thank you so much! It truly is a miracle! So unexpected and a pretty legit plot twist for both of our families! It's been amazing to witness their first FaceTime interaction Friday filled with shock & ending in tears to barely going 30 minutes at a time today without one face timing the other! They certainly have some catching up to do since the last time they were together over 9 years ago! <3
J-ray 510 points
Two baby twin-girls, both with heart defects, abandoned at the gates of an orphanage in China get adopted by different families in the USA living about 1700 miles apart… neither of which knew that there was a twin of their precious daughter living somewhere else in the world.  Then 9 years later an unlikely event leads these adoptive families to discover that their daughter has a twin and these young girls meet for the first time via social media about 2 ½ weeks before Christmas.

What are the odds?  I don’t know, but sometimes miracles come in pairs. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if the joy of this Christmas Miracle and the live-reunion of these beautiful young twin girls were shared with the world on The Ellen DeGeneres Show? It would be magical… for sure.
+16 votes
Dec 12, 2016
Adrienneliss 340 points
It would be fantastic to see these two meet. Audrey is a lovely girl, who's friends with my daughter. I can only imagine the joy of two of these girls together. Make it happen Ellen!!!
+12 votes
Dec 12, 2016
Tiffany Peterson Roh 360 points
We have known and loved Gracie since just after her arrival in the U.S.  The Rainsberrys are very special to us and we have been blown away watching this incredible story unfold.  We would love to be able to watch the girls meet in person on the Ellen Show and we know all viewers would be captivated by these girls and this miraculous Christmas gift.
+12 votes
Dec 12, 2016
Drkatrina 340 points
We were with Audrey's family in China!  Thus is such a miraculous story!
+11 votes
Dec 12, 2016
mammaRainsberry 550 points
It truly is a miracle! So unexpected and a pretty legit plot twist for both of our families! It's been amazing to witness their first FaceTime interaction Friday filled with shock & ending in tears to barely going 30 minutes at a time today without one face timing the other! They certainly have some catching up to do since the last time they were together over 9 years ago! <3
+10 votes
Dec 12, 2016
Jenna C
This link was shared to me by my Aunt who is friends with Jen.  This story gave me goosebumps.  I am a huge fan of Ellen, I watch her show everyday,  if anyone can bring these 2 beautiful sisters together it's ELLEN!!!
Billie Matheny 320 points
Gracie is my niece,  Nicole Rainsberry's adopted daughter.   I have so enjoyed watching her journey through the years but this is the most heart- warming, tear-jerking chapter yet!!  I hope you can help these two beautiful girls meet each other in person!
+9 votes
Dec 12, 2016
Audrey Rose 340 points
Hi, I am Audrey. When I first found out that I had a twin sister, I was shocked and I was in disbelief. I thought my parents where pulling a prank on me. Once I talked to her, I knew she was my sister. I have FaceTimed her so many times. Yesterday, Gracie woke up at 5:00 just to FaceTime me.  Thank you everyone who voted for me, because it would be a dream come true meeting my sister.
P.S. Ellen, help me reunite with my long lost sister! And I love dogs, too.
+9 votes
Dec 15, 2016
Anounamous16 120 points
Audrey is a super sweet girl she deserves to me Gracie!❤️❤️❤️
Unicornlady
Audrey is one of my friends. She is one of the nicest, sweetest, person you would ever meet and I think she deserves to be on the show with her twin sister Gracie ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Tnowak 260 points
fingers are crossed that Ellen can help these sisters meet for the first time since they were babies in China.
+6 votes
Dec 13, 2016
mommakitty9 280 points
What a miraculous story! I can't imagine not knowing you had a sister, then finding out you are twins! Just think how happy they would be if they can meet in person!
+5 votes
Dec 13, 2016
LoriR 250 points
A miraculous story of hearts and roses!
+5 votes
Dec 13, 2016
Dawnmarie204 240 points
Ellen, you got this!! Let's get these two sisters to reunite!! What a great way to celebrate Christmas, with family!! Please help, Ellen!!
+5 votes
Dec 13, 2016
MyssieEnglish 250 points
I was so happy for Jen & her family when they adopted Audrey.  I prayed for them and cried for them when I read Jen's blog, chronicling Audrey's challenging & miraculous road to recovery from her heart condition.

And now, Audrey's Miracle 2.0....
+5 votes
Dec 13, 2016
24sakieper 250 points
I am so happy I go to school with Audrey and it would be so cool to see her and her sister meet in person on TV!
+5 votes
Dec 14, 2016
Nevnev18 520 points
Me and Saylor have known Audrey for a long time and she deserves to meet her sister
+5 votes
Dec 14, 2016
Kellie 220 points
Amazing
+4 votes
Dec 13, 2016
Nevnev18 520 points
Please put Audrey and Gracie in! Audrey goes to my school and it would so much to her if she got to meet her sister in person.
+4 votes
Dec 14, 2016
+4 votes
Dec 15, 2016
Jearo 360 points
Amazing and wonderful story!!
+4 votes
Dec 18, 2016
deborah2427 290 points
Such an awesome and inspiring story!  Ellen, help these sisters meet for the first time!
+4 votes
Dec 18, 2016
Marimbaguy 230 points
Such a great story. Gracie plays in our schools marimba band Mojo Marimba. She is a sweet kid, hard -working, and talented at many things. Would love to see this story on Ellen!
+4 votes
Dec 18, 2016
Kjclark1 230 points
This is truly a Christmas Miracle!!  My daughter has grown up with Gracie -- she is pure joy to be around and it would bring such happiness if you could bring her together with her twin sister Ellen!!!
+4 votes
Dec 20, 2016
StbrnRoz 350 points
Amazingly heartwarming story.  Wonderful journey of adoption and finding that your child has a sibling.  And, it turns out to be a twin!  All the best to Gracie and Audrey.  Please bring them together on your show, Ellen.
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Jan 12, 2017