Decades after being adopted, 7 siblings born in N.J. reconnected by DNA search

Apr 21, 2021 851

BY: Avalon Zoppo

The surprising call came in March 2020 to a suburban home in a quiet Lakewood community. “I apologize if this is the wrong person...,” the woman’s voice on the other end started. As 71-year-old Yale Geftic listened, his eyes widened and he yelled for his wife, Nancy, to come to his side.

Geftic was for the first time hearing the voice of a sister he never knew he had. Then, she broke even bigger news to him: She was one of his six half-siblings scattered across the U.S., all of whom share the same mother. In all, 11 relatives were identified.

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