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This last year has been a big one for RightThisMinute's own Esther Blue. Not only has her family grown by two adorable twins, she found her biological father! It all began with a simple question about her genetics—was she really Persian like her mom insisted? So, Esther spit in a cup and sent it to 23andMe for DNA genetic testing and analysis. Though the results confirmed her Middle-Eastern heritage, the real surprise came when 23andMe matched her to an unknown cousin living not far away in Arizona.

As they started talking, Esther made a tremendous discovery—her biological father is alive, lives in California, and doesn't even know she exists! After much soul-searching, she reaches out to dad Farhad and plans an emotional reunion in Arizona.

Keep watching for the joyful moment father and daughter meet for the first time. It's just the first of many happy meetings as Farhad embraces a son-in-law and three granddaughters he never knew he had!

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