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Teacher learns that former student is her biological sister

By Mason White 3:55 PM March 8, 2016
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By: Mahesh Sarin
(Scroll down for video) A woman of New York, who was looking for her biological family, learned that she had crossed paths with her sister.

Karen Cometa-Zempel, 60, was a professor at Bryant and Stratton College. She always knew that she was adopted.

When she decided to look for her biological parents, she had a hard time locating them. However, things changed when she recently received information from the New York State Adoption Registry, showing that she has a sister who had also asked for information about her adoption.

The New York State Adoption Registry gave the woman each other’s names. They had both reached out independently to the registry to find out more about their medical histories.

Cometa-Zempel then realized that she actually taught her sister, DiProspero Cook, 53, at college back in 1985. The women grew up just 20 miles from each other.

The sisters met and are very happy to get to know each other.