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Separated in infancy and given up for adoption, Elyse Schein and Paula Bernstein grew up unaware that they had an identical twin. Their new memoir, Identical Strangers, chronicles their story of separation, reunion and identity.
Paula Bernstein and Elyse Schein were both adopted as infants. They met for the first time when they were 35 years old. That's when they discovered they are identical twins — separated at adoption and subjects in a secret research project.