"She described how she had longed to know him but had been unable to find him. 'Ben was sitting across from me nodding his head,' said Kari. 'And I looked at him and he said, 'Yeah, I know what you mean. I was adopted from Florida'.You can guess the ending.
"Then Kari mentioned the date of her brother's birthday: August 9. Ben said: 'That's my birthday.'
"Kari was so startled that she blurted out that none of this could be real because her brother was Jewish, so he could not be Ben.
"But Ben replied: 'I was adopted from a Jewish adoption agency.'
Monday, June 21, 2004
Those following the adoption saga in Israel may be interested in this story, about American Ben Davis, who sat down to dinner with a friend and her roommate Kari one night and found his life changed forever. At a certain point during the conversation, the roommate began talking about her long-lost brother, who was adopted at birth.
Posted by Miriam at 8:08 PM