Nan Robinson of Deer Park says her mother-in-law wanted her to take a DNA test to find out where she got her red hair from. That still remains a mystery, but it led her to something greater -- three sisters (Glinda Frake, Gwen Dunn, Erika McCleskey) and a brother (George Rutledge).
On Saturday, Nan met them in-person for the first time. She was adopted when she was two days old. She didn't know that for the last two decades, her siblings were searching for her.
"Knowing that they were looking for me makes it more special," said Robinson tearfully. "So I've been wanted twice -- by my parents that adopted me and by them."
"It's been fun finding the sister we knew existed and didn't quite know how to find her," said older sister Frake.
They all have the same biological mother who passed away in 2009. They say their mother refused to say much about Robinson. Dunn says all this time, she only knew one thing about her sister.
"The little bit of information that I had was that she and I are exactly four years apart," recalled Dunn. "I was told that she was born at Ben Taub [Hospital] and I even called there trying to find records and stuff, but she was actually born somewhere else."
Robinson took a DNA test and about a week ago, a cousin found her. The cousin explained to Robinson that her siblings were looking for a sister with the same birth date.
Robinson reached out to Frake.
Now, the family is making up for time lost, going through old photos, sharing stories, and making plans together.
They believe the timing for their reunion is perfect.
"We were supposed to know each other now," concluded Maybe not a long time ago as small kids. It might not have worked," concluded Dunn.