A woman on TikTok had the internet shocked after she shared how she discovered not just her heritage but her over 50 siblings through a DNA test.
Today’s advanced technology has undoubtedly made life easier and allowed people to connect from across the world, including families who have never met in person.
Such was the case for a TikTok user who goes by the name @izzyvn_98 who found out that she had over 50 half-siblings all over the world.
In a now-viral TikTok post, Izzy revealed that she took an ancestry test in 2018 to know more about her roots after being born through a sperm donor.
Two loving moms raised Izzy alongside her two brothers, but what she later found out about her siblings shocked her. It turns out that she had more brothers and sisters whom she had never met. Izzy said:
“I get a message from a random woman asking if I’m related to a specific person or family [because] I matched with her daughter and I said no.”
The woman proceeded to ask if she was born from a sperm donor like her daughter, who could possibly be Izzy’s half-sibling.
It seems DNA tests also connected siblings for the better. Previously, best friends Cassandra Madison and Julia Tinetti found out that they were full siblings
“The donor’s half-sister then matches with me and dms me saying other mothers who used the same donor and their children are part of a private FB group, and that I should join too,” she added.
When Izzy joined the group, she discovered that more than 50 children came from the same donor, all of different ages. While shocked by what she learned, Izzy revealed there is growing concern regarding the number of siblings.
Some of them feared that with the number of same sperm donor kids, they might end up dating each other without knowing that they are half-siblings.
In a follow-up video, Izzy further explained her heritage and shared photos of her mom and brothers, showing the resemblance.
She also revealed the possibility of connecting and building relationships with her siblings as time passes, but as of the moment, she is not ready for such commitment.
Many kind TikTok users supported Izzy and comforted her by sharing similar stories. “I encourage you to explore this part of your life,” one comment read. “It’s not abnormal. It’s atypical, but normal.”
It seems DNA tests have also connected siblings for the better. Previously, colleagues-turned-best friends Cassandra Madison and Julia Tinetti found out that they were full siblings after slowly realizing their similarities.
Since both were adopted from the USA and had a strong bond, their curiosity about possibly being related grew. Fortunately, the outcome was positive and took their relationship to a whole new level.