Surprising Discovery: Woman Spent The Whole Life Looking For Her Sister, Only To Later Learn She Lives Next Door

Date August 22, 2018 14:09

When Hillary Harris found out she has a sister named Dawn Johnson, she decided to do everything possible to find her. It was very important for Hillary to meet a person who shared the same father with her. But it turned out she was so close that it was even hard to believe. Hillary decided to share her story with the People magazine.

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The 31-year-old Hillary was an adopted child and had several other siblings. Nevertheless, she managed to find all of them, except for Dawn. During the interview with People, she said:

I’d found three other half-siblings on Facebook, but I was having no luck with Dawn. I was beginning to think that I’d never find her.

Yet, one day, she saw a woman next door who was unloading a van together with her husband. These were her new neighbors, so she decided to come up and say “hi.” After the conversation, it turned out they had so much in common:

I learned that the woman’s first name was Dawn, her partner’s name was Kurt Casperson, and that she was from Greenwood — the same town where Dawn Johnson had lived, according to the obituary I’d found for my father, Wayne Clouse.

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At one moment, she thought it might be her sister. But, of course, she couldn’t believe it might be true:

I told my husband, ‘Her name is Dawn — what if she’s my sister?’ and we both laughed and said, ‘No way’. No way could that be.

Hillary was too shy to ask for the neighbor’s last name, but one day changed everything. Hillary saw a large order of shingles had been delivered to the house next door, and there was the last name “Johnson” written on it.

I screamed and jumped all over the house, then called Lance and said, ‘Her name is Dawn Johnson! It has to be her!’

Of course, she wanted to talk to Dawn – the sister she was looking for so many years:

I started hollering and freaking out, then I called her immediately. We were on the phone for hours that night, crying and talking. Neither of us could believe it.

Hillary and Dawn are always together now and enjoy every moment:

We’re pretty much inseparable now, and we know this was meant to be. Our story is living proof that it pays not to give up. Now I tell people who are adopted and searching for parents or siblings to walk over to the house next door and ring the doorbell. You just might be amazed at what you find.