About a year ago, Futerman got a strange e-mail from a young Frenchwoman, Anaïs Bordier, who was in London studying fashion design. Futerman was astonished because Bordier asked some remarkably well-informed questions about where she was from and when she was born.
It turns out that they are twin sisters. IDENTICAL twin sisters.
Oh, they’ve had a DNA test just to make sure, but it was pretty obvious to me just from looking at them. They have been raising money via Kickstarter to make a documentary of their story, which was recently covered by Josh Elliot of “Good Morning America” (Elliot is himself an adoptee).**
Adoptees often wonder about their birth family: parents and siblings. Futerman and Bordier, at least, can stop wondering about part of their hidden past.
(*) How It Feels to be Adopted… I Am Sam [video file]. (2012, December 20). Retrieved from
(**) Twins Separated at Birth Find Each Other On Different Continents [video file]. (2014, February 11). Retrieved from