Biological sisters separated by adoption accidentally find themselves working in a restaurant


NEW HAVEN, Connecticut (WTNH) – They look alike, look alike and even have the same tattoo. But even with these glaring similarities, adoption papers indicated there was no way they could be sisters until a DNA test nine years later proved otherwise.

Cassandra Madison, 32, and Julia Tinetti, 31, met in 2013 while working at the Russian Lady restaurant in New Haven, Connecticut. Madison quickly walked past Tinetti, who noticed his Dominican Republic tattoo on his left arm. Tinetti has the same on his back.

“I was like, ‘Hey, are you from the Dominican Republic? Tinetti said. “And she likes speeds that go past me and she says, ‘Yeah, but I’m adopted.’ And I’m like, ‘Wait, me too!’ ”

They formed an instant connection.

“There wasn’t like ‘She’s okay’,” Madison said. “It doesn’t sound like. We hit it off, and it was like dadadada. Like it was all the time.

They bonded after being adopted and raised by single mothers in the United States. And even though other people told them they looked alike, errors on Tinetti’s adoption papers said it wasn’t possible.

On TikTok, Tinetti said, “We started the match, we wore the same clothes. One day we bought some shirts that said, ‘I’m the big sister / I’m the little sister.’ ”

Madison eventually asked her biological father to abandon another child. He admitted that he had abandoned a little girl.

“He was like, ‘I’m so sorry. It was just a tough time for your mom and me, and I just don’t like to think about it, ”Madison said. “That day I came home and my husband said, ‘Hey baby, how was work?’ And I’m like, “I’m going to Connecticut tomorrow,” and he’s like, “What !?” ”

A long drive and a DNA tube were enough to confirm that they were sisters. Two weeks later, they shared the news on social media, revealing that they have a lot more in common than looks and a tattoo.

Two years ago, when Madison began researching her biological family, she and Tinetti discovered they had seven more siblings. Of nine children, the new sisters were the only two adopted.

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