This couple adopts a Chinese girl—then, they meet another child in the neighborhood and feel curious about their similarities and proved that they are biological siblings


Although coincidences are extremely probable in our daily lives and are unavoidable from a statistical point of view, there are certain events which happen that simply are too rare to be considered a coincidence and many believe that these improbable chain of events to be the result of fate. If you are a person who does not believe in fate, you may change your mind after reading this story.

It is only natural for any parent who wishes to adopt a child to go through a certain number of procedures before they are deemed qualified to care for a child. Some couples who choose to adopt a child from outside the country may or may not even know the identity of their prospective child before they choose to adopt them.

In the United States, a majority of couples who are qualified to adopt children, choose to adopt them from countries other than their their own. Many of them choose to foster and care for children from China where the country is known to house a large number of less fortunate children.

Scroll down to watch the remarkable story below!

Weldon Spring couple wanted to adopt a child form China

Credits: Staci Maneage

Staci and James Maneage had decided they wanted to adopt a child after having three biological sons together. The couple from Weldon Spring, Missouri caught wind of an orphan child who needed a forever home from China. Her name was Elliana.

The Maneage’s already had three sons and wanted to adopt a daughter 

Credits: Staci Maneage

Elliana who was 10 years old at the time, was diagnosed with a health condition related to brain disorders. Due to this fact, many prospective families have refrained from adopting the child and that made Staci and James want to help her even more therefore they decided that they wanted to adopt her.

When they got to know of Elliana’s situation, they decided they wanted her to be a part of their family

Credits: Staci Maneage

It was not long before Elliana was welcomed into the Maneage family as she was promptly adopted and brought to Weldon Springs, Missouri. Staci and James did not realize that there was another family nearby who had decided to adopt a child from China as they have done. The other foster child’s name was Kinley.

What is interesting about 7-year-old Kinley was that she had the same brain disorder as Elliana

Credits: Paige Paskell Galbierz

Both families live near each other in the same neighborhood and the often go to the same church. After bumping into each other a couple of times, Elliana and Kinley became friends. Although they were both adopted from completely different parts in China, both of them have a lot in common including their facial features.

They became extremely close almost as if they were sisters

Credits: Paige Paskell Galbierz

Furthermore, Elliana and Kinley had developed such a close bond that many would believe they were actually related. This had raised the curiosities of both sets of parents.

Both sets of parents sent their adopted daughter’s DNA in for testing

Credits: Staci Maneage

The families then agreed that they would take a sample of their daughter’s DNA and send it for testing. They were not expecting much as the probability of the two girls being biological siblings is next to impossible as they came from different parts of a country with over a billion people.

When they received the results however, both sets of parents looked at each other with their mouths to the floor. The results confirmed that these two girls were siblings. They had 99.9% similarities in their DNA.

They were at a loss for words when the results showed that the two girls were actual biological siblings

Credits: Staci Maneage

It seemed as though fate had found a way to reunite these two long lost siblings in a totally different country. What’s more is that they happened to be adopted by families who lived nearby one another and who happen to go to the same church where they would regularly bump into each other. What started out as a bond of friendship turned out to be a bond of two biological sisters.

Elliana and Kinley were already as close a siblings before they knew the results of the test

Credits: Staci Maneage

It is moments and circumstances such as this that would make one believe in a higher order. Call it what you will; be it divine intervention, fate or destiny, you have to agree that this is simply remarkable.

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