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After I was taken off my birth parents, my foster carers became the family I needed

Kirsty Capes

2022

‘You and your family look so alike.’

We get this a lot – especially myself, my mum and my sister. All of us are under five feet two inches, with similar builds, small noses and dark hair.

Whenever we get a comment like this, we exchange a knowing smile. My mum and sister are related to one another by blood, but I don’t share a single data point of DNA with either of them.