She Got A Facebook Message That Changed Her Life Forever.
Imagine being 26 years old and one day you find out that you have a sister, an identical twin sister! That’s what happened to Samantha Futerman and Anais Bordier. In February 2013, Samantha, an actress living in Los Angeles, got a Facebook message from someone she had never spoken to before named Anaïs, a French fashion design student living in London.
Here's the message she got:
After countless hours of communicating through Skype and texting, the two finally met in person in May 2013. Samantha and her family went to London to meet Anaïs and her family. A film crew also accompanied them because Samantha and Anaïs decided they wanted to document their story and share it with others.
In the summer of 2013, Anaïs flew to California to visit Samantha and they spent time together visiting Disneyland, Venice beach, and all the other hot spots. A few months later, the twins journeyed to South Korea to find out more about their birth parents. The adoption agency contacted their birth mother, but she chose not to come forward to meet them.
When they were asked what they learned from meeting each other, they both said they had a stronger belief in fate and a broader definition of family. Samantha said, “I know we’ll never be separated again for too long because we’ll never let that happen.” Anais added, “We will be able to meet. We will be able to have fun. We can go on holidays together. We can celebrate at Christmas and continue this life how it should be. Like families.”
Since being reunited, the two have been hard at work at their documentary titled Twinsters which is set to be released in 2015. Here’s a peek at it.
To see the ABC broadcast of their story, click here.