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'It was immediately love at first sight' Idahoan meets biological father for the first time

Posted at 3:06 PM, May 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-31 10:13:34-04

MAGIC VALLEY — After taking a genetic test, Easton Moore of Boise was able to meet his biological father and sisters in person for the first time.

Moore was 10 years old when he found out the man he thought was his biological father was not, leading him on a 15-year search for his father, but he had no luck in finding any information.

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On his 32nd birthday, Moore's fiance decided to help in the search and purchased him a 23andMe DNA testing kit. After getting his results back, he found the name of a woman believed to be his aunt and decided to search for her on Facebook.

"Immediately the picture that she had on there I was like, 'whoa, she kind of looks like me,' so I immediately looked her up on Facebook and there she was," Moore said.

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Moore reached out to her and minutes later she responded.

"And she was like, 'Oh my gosh, you're my brother,' and I was like, 'wait you're my sister?,' And she said yes," Moore said.

To Moore's surprise, he learned he had three biological sisters he never knew about. After messaging each other, Moore's sisters provided him with their father's cell phone number.

He says the first phone call they had lasted three hours long.

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The family was able to meet for the first time in person this month.

“They all messaged me and it was just immediately love at first sight. We loved each other immediately within the first day we were saying I love you," Moore said.