LONDON (Reuters) – A couple discovered after they had married that they were twins who had been split up at birth and adopted by separate families, according to a member of Britain’s House of Lords.
“This did not involve in vitro fertilization: It involved the normal birth of twins who were separated at birth and adopted by separate parents,” said Alton, an independent member of the Lords. “They were never told that they were twins.”
“They met later in life and felt an inevitable attraction, and the judge had to deal with the consequences of the marriage that they entered into and all the issues of their separation,” he said.
“I suspect that it will be a matter of litigation in the future if we do not make information of this kind available to children who have been donor-conceived,” he said.