LEOMINSTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — After four decades, two long-lost siblings from central Massachusetts have finally met.
Joshua Klaus of Leominster had heard about his older sister growing up, but he never knew her. She was put up for adoption after their mother gave birth to her at age 17. She had Joshua a year later, and raised him herself.
"Sometimes my mom would tell me stories, imagining where she is, and what she looks like," Joshua said.
It turns out, she looks a lot like him, and their mother.
Last month, Joshua subscribed to Ancestry.com and within days, he got a 100% biological sibling match with Sue Hopkins from Shrewsbury.
"I was staring at his picture and looking at his eyes, like, 'Wow, that's my brother,'" Sue said.
Joshua said he was overcome with emotion when they finally met.
"Right away I started crying, by myself, because I saw my mother in her," Joshua said.
Sadly, their mother Adele passed away six years ago, but the newly-connected siblings said they are confident that she had a hand in their reconnecting when they did.
"We have been noticing little signs she's been dropping," Sue said. "She's bringing us all together, I know she is."
WBZ NewsRadio's Matt Shearer reports:
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