An adopted, college student was completely shocked to find out he has been attending the same school as his biological brother for years and never knew it until now.
Kieron Graham, 20, was gifted with an ancestry DNA kit as a Christmas gift and was excited because he’d always wanted to know more about his biological family.
“One day after school, I came home checked my email. I had an email the results were in,” Graham said. “I went through the names of people I was related to. I saw Vincent. I said, 'I think that’s my birth brother.'”
Graham found his biological brother, Vincent Ghant, 29, on Facebook last Tuesday and told him he believed they were related.
“[I said] this is so random, I think I’m your birth brother,” Graham said.
After exchanging information, the two brothers realized not only were they related, but they were both in their junior year with the same major at Kennesaw State University.
“When I realized it was him, I was shocked and then elated just to meet him again and talk to him,” Ghant said. “I was very amazed. I started thinking, 'What if I passed him all these years and didn’t even know it?' It was just fate that brought us together.”
The two only live 15 minutes away from each other and have been hanging out ever since. Graham also has a younger brother, Christian, who he didn't know about.
Graham has since seen his biological mother. They met for a private dinner to catch up.
In the same list of biological relatives, Graham found his brother from his dad's side. He got a chance to meet his biological father and brother as well last week. They live less than two hours away.
It has been a whirlwind for the 20-year-old.
“It was pretty much all I could wish for,” Graham said.
Ghant said that he initially feared that there might be resentment from Graham, but said he was relieved to know that's not the case and the pair can build a bond.
“We hugged and got to talking," Ghant said. "It was all joy.”