EAGAN, Minn. – Denice Juneski and Linda Jourdeans struggle to even come up with a word for the bond they share.
Sisters? Cousins? Nothing seems to apply.
There's no playbook, after all, for two women in their 70s who've just found out they were switched at birth.
"It's a crazy thing," Juneski said. "People just automatically assume they got the right family."
Only a few weeks have passed since Juneski and Jourdeans learned they didn't, as infants, go home with the right family.
Already an ancestry buff, the 72-year-old grandmother submitted DNA to the genealogy website 23andMe, hoping to learn more about her health history.
A few weeks later, when her list of DNA relatives arrived, she was taken aback.
"I didn't match anybody," she said.
Actually, Juneski matched several people, but not one name among them she'd ever heard of.