Finding Family: DNA test brings sisters together


Cindy Nielson stood shaking at the Spokane Airport Wednesday as she waited for a flight to come in. On that flight was one person she was picking up.

 “I’m here to meet my sister for the first time,” she said.

 Cindy says her mother had to give her sister up for adoption because she was going through tough times. Ever since then, the two have been doing everything they could to find her, with no luck. 

 Then Cindy’s niece took a test with 23andMe.

 “She found she was a match to a first cousin,” she said..

 Cindy said then the pieces started coming together, so she and her mom took the test to see if they would be a match with Jennifer Rey. Once they got the results back, it was clear they were a match.

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