Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Two Canadian men, each given up for adoption at a young age, were separately searching for their biological families when they learned that all they had to do was walk across the street.
The two men discovered that they were brothers -- and neighbors -- the Canadian Press reported.
The surprise came when one of the men, Tommy Larkin, was speaking with someone from the adoption agency about the identity of his brother.
"She gave me his name and asked me four or five times if I knew him," Larkin told a local newspaper. "I said I didn't and she kept asking me if I was sure I haven't met him."
Then she gave him his newfound brother's address.
"I am looking at the house right now," he said.
Larkin, 30, and Stephen Goosney, 29, were born a year and half apart and had been living across the street from each other for seven months before the adoption agency connected the two, the Canadian Press reported.
"It was all pretty overwhelming," Goosney said. "It's been good. We have been seeing each other pretty much every day, just hanging out and trying to catch up."
They both said they started looking for their family because they wanted to know more about their medial history. They still are looking to find the rest of their family, but they don't have much to go on.
"It feels different, having someone I can call a brother," Goosney said. "It is the bloodline. We both have families, but this as close as it gets."

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