Imagine discovering the love of your life is actually your biological twin.
After receiving the results, the doctor made the startling discovery.
A doctor at a fertility clinic in the MS capital of Jackson has made a startling revelation concerning a couple who sought treatment at the center.
Before the treatment could begin, their DNA was taken and tested.
"It's just a routine thing and we wouldn't normally check to see if there was a relationship between the two samples, but in this case the lab assistant involved was shocked by the similarity of each profile".
By looking at the samples the doctor immediately knew the couple had to be related.
"My first reaction was that they must have been less-closely related; perhaps they were first cousins, which does happen sometimes", the doctor said in an interview with the Mississippi Herald, adding that the husband and wife shared the same birth date. However, looking closer at the samples I noticed there were way too many similarities.
After asking them to come in for an appointment, the doctor tried to break the subject gently and asked if they were aware that they were twins.
He then informed the pair that they were in fact related.
It soon became clear that the pair were in fact unwitting siblings - both having been adopted as babies to separate families when their parents were killed in a auto crash.
They realized their parents both died in a vehicle accident and due to a filing error when they were adopted by other families, the adoption parents were never told about their child's other sibling.
Due to a filing error, neither foster family had ever been told that their adopted child had a twin. "If they had only known the truth, it could have saved them so much pain later on".
For now, the couple is trying to determine how best to go forward with their relationship, but the doctor hopes they "can work something out".
The doctor says he continued to insist that the pair were twins and had DNA evidence to back it up, after which the wife "pleaded" with him to admit he was joking. According to MS law, however, marriage between siblings is illegal and could carrying jail time of up to 10 years.