“You’re the sibling I never had”. How many times have you said this to your best friend? Well, the phrase turned out to be true for these friends from Liverpool. Teenagers Georgia Bond and Jack Bowman have been best friends since childhood. Both conceived through In Vitro Fertilisation (IVF) technique, they set out to find out their sperm donor and discovered that they were half siblings.
In a post on Twitter, Georgia said they often joked about having the same sperm donor because of how they acted like siblings. A few weeks before the post, they were told they could access details of their sperm donor. On receiving the details, her friend Jack found out he had a half sister who was born in 1998, the year Georgia was born in. Which is what prompted Georgia to access her details. When the details came weeks later, the two found out they shared the same sperm donor and were actually half siblings.
She shared the joyous moment with her bestie-cum-brother on Twitter which has since been retweeted 18,000 times.
Found out today my bestmate is my brother ??? pic.twitter.com/bDduGwMWKd
— georgia (@georgialeahbond) April 27, 2017
In one of the tweets, Georgia said it was “surreal” to make the discovery. Twitter said their story was straight out of a film.
@georgialeahbond This sounds like the plot of a film i love it!! So happy for use both ?❤️
— Megan Carey (@megaancarey) April 27, 2017
@georgialeahbond omg this is the most amazing thing ever!! Congrats!! ✨
— Harriet (@harrietirons) April 27, 2017
@georgialeahbond That is actually insane and I'm totally happy to you! That's super crazy, I can't even put it into words lol
— Alice Knight (@Nishwishes) April 28, 2017
And someone pointed that they even look like each other.
— savanna (@savannalaurenx) April 28, 2017
They were able to access their birth documents with the help of Human Fertilisation and Embryo Authority (HFEA), which keeps a record of all births as a result of assisted conception treatments from UK fertility clinics.