IT TOOK nearly 40 years for these twins to be reunited after being separated at birth as part of a sick psychological study — and they aren’t the only victims.
HOWARD Burack always felt like there was something missing in his life.
“(You) just feel like you’re missing something, just don’t know what it was,” Mr Burack said. “You can’t touch it. You can’t feel it. Something was there.”
The New York man lived his whole life believing he was an only child, up until his 35th when a shocking phone call not only called into question his own identity and existence, but also provided some answers.
Mr Burack was one of an unknown number of siblings adopted out through Louise Wise Services during the 1960s. The prominent Jewish Adoption Agency was well-known in New York City, but in recent years news the agency purposefully and secretly separated twins, and even triplets as part of a sick psychological experiment.
“I grew up in a nice, upper-middle-class family in a nice, suburban area north of New York City, in Rockland County, and normal childhood, normal whatever, great parents,” Mr Burack said.
But it wasn’t until 1998 when Mr Burack was 35 that he found out what happened at Louise Wise Services all those decades ago.
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