Twins who were separated at birth married each other without knowing that they were brother and sister, a peer has claimed.
The couple were adopted as babies by different families, and neither was told that they had a twin. They met, fell in love and got married before discovering that they were blood relatives.
The British couple was granted an annulment at a special hearing at the High Court in London. It was found the marriage had never been valid.
Politicians in the UK are now calling for changes to the The Human Fertilization and Embryology Bill.
The Bill contains no requirement for the birth certificates of children conceived by egg or sperm donations to include this fact.
Even though the twins in question were not conceived with assistance , it was argued that their experience demonstrated the need to strengthen a child’s right to know the identity of his or her biological parents.
I personally think that they should take stronger measures to make sure that multiples or even siblings not be separated during adoption.
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