"I can't wait to share our lives together."
Robert Marraro, Texas
Robert Marraro, from Corpus Christi, Texas never knew that he had a half-sister — that is until he got a DNA match on MyHeritage.
Wanting to know more about himself, Robert started looking into his family history and building his family tree. He later decided to get his DNA tested. After seeing ads for MyHeritage, he learned that he could upload his DNA results for free, so he did.
Virginia Hartman from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania also tested with another service and decided to upload her DNA data to MyHeritage. Having been adopted as a child, Virginia always wanted to know more about her roots and wished to locate her biological family.
Imagine Robert’s surprise when he received a DNA Match letting him know that he has a half-sister, and her name is Virginia! When he shared this discovery with his older siblings, Robert’s older sister revealed that she had actually known about the half-sister, but that their mother never brought it up.
Robert accepted Virginia right away as his sister, and the two have reconnected. They spoke on the phone multiple times, getting to know each other, and sharing their personal histories. They met for the first time in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in May 2018 where Robert was joined with his girlfriend Rebbeca Esparza.
Robert is over the moon about having Virginia in his life:
“Thanks, MyHeritage for helping me find out about a sister that I never knew I had. Welcome home Virginia Hartman! I am so blessed and grateful your 60-year search is partly over and can’t wait to share our lives together.”