Conjoined twins, separated at birth, reunited 44 years later

Conjoined twins, Line Ruest Perron and Lyne Rocheleau, were separated at birth and reunited 44...

Conjoined twins, Line Ruest Perron and Lyne Rocheleau, were separated at birth and reunited 44 years later. (JONATHAN ROBERGE/QMI Agency)

Stephanie Lavoie, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:49 PM ET

TROIS-RIVIERES, Que. — Line Ruest Perron always suspected she had been separated at birth, but she had no idea how right she was.

Born a conjoined twin 44 years ago, Perron was recently reunited with her long-lost sister who, amazingly, has the same name.

Line Ruest Perron and Lyne Rocheleau shared their unlikely story with QMI Agency from Perron's home in Trois-Rivieres, Que., about 90 minutes northeast of Montreal.

"When we are together, we're one," says Ruest Perron, who was surgically separated from her sister when both were infants, before both babies were put up for adoption.

Over the ensuring four decades, both women said something was missing from their lives, and both women blamed their birth mother.

"I was separated from my twin and maybe I would never find her," said Ruest Perron. "I hated (my birth mother) for that. I had also been judged for being an adopted child. At that time, it wasn't easy."

As a teenager, she tried and failed to find her twin but her adoptive mother eventually persuaded her to abandon the search.


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