Indiana woman searching for twin brother she didn't know she had

Karen Warner recently discovered she has a twin brother. (Karen Warner)
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ELWOOD, Ind. (WTHR) — Karen Simmons Warner has always known she was adopted.

But it wasn't until recently, that she was discovered she's a twin, the Herald Bulletin our newsgathering partner reported.

In 2018, the Senate Enrolled Act 91 was passed. It allows Indiana residents adopted before 1993 to request access to their adoption records. Prior to July 1, 2018, those records were sealed.

Warner accessed her records to learn about her biological family's medical history.

When she received her paperwork, she noticed that on her original birth certificate it stated that she was the first born in a set of boy-girl twins, the Herald Bulletin reported.

“I seriously started crying, I was so happy,” Warner said.

Warner was born at St. John's Hickey Memorial — now St. Vincent Anderson Hospital — on Nov 18, 1969. Five other boys were born in Anderson on that same day. However, it's unclear if adopted children are listed in the data that was obtained by Warner.

Warner also has three half siblings to the same mother, Norma Joanne Cunningham Reed. Records show Reed has several children, according to the Herald Bulletin.

Warner has only been able to contact one of the half siblings, who was not able to provide her additional information. She is hoping someone remembers her mother and can provide her with more information about her birth. Or her brother will see the information and reach out to her.