When Anaïs was just an infant she was adopted from South Korea. She was raised in Paris and Brussels but was never told a detail about her real mother.
Many years later, something critical was revealed that altered Anaïs’s entire world.
Adopting In South Korea
There is little known about adoption agencies in Korea, especially during the ’80s. The stigma is that single mothers would just vanish to “birth houses” where they would hide until they could give their babies up for adoption.
It was a cold and rainy day when Anaïs received a message that would catch her attention and change her world as she knew it. She opened her phone and her jaw completely dropped.
Her friend was visiting in America at the time and spotted a girl who looked like the spitting image of Anaïs, so she sent her a photo right away.
Her Next Move
Anaïs was in awe of what she saw on her phone. Her first thought was that she had to know more about the girl in the photo. Moments later her mind quickly switched, and she had abandoned the idea altogether.
Why do you think this was?
Putting In The Work
Based on what she knew about her birth, there was no reason for Anaïs to think she had a twin. She was sure it was a cousin or distant relative but was not interested in investigating further.
Her friends weren’t as intent on dismissing the search. They went behind Anaïs’s back and looked around the internet to see what they could find. They hoped to get some answers. The resemblance was too strong to ignore.
Presenting Their Findings
Anaïs’s friends came to her with what they found. After poking around online they found the girl in the photo. Her name was Samantha Futerman, and she was pictured for a trailer for the film “21 & Over.”
At this point, Anaïs could not ignore the situation. She began digging on her own.
Anaïs looked deeper into the actress’s personal information and found something incredibly shocking. She had the same birthday as Anaïs and was adopted from the same country and town as she was.
At that moment the narrative became more interesting. She got a wave of confidence, wait till you see what she did next.
Lindsey Lohan Style
As Anaïs channeled her inner Parent Trap she decided to send Samantha a message. She was inspired by the idea of them being twins and having a strong bond. She felt an obligation to reach out to her. On February 21, 2013, Anaïs made the bold decision to message her potential twin sister.
But was she as intrigued by the idea of having a long lost sister?