This Christmas proved to be one Kieron Graham will never forget. The 20-year-old reunited with his birth family, including his brother Vincent Ghant, who, as it turns out, attends the same college as he does. Not only do the pair both take classes at Georgia’s Kennesaw University, but they are both majoring in political science. It’s crazy to think of how many times they may have passed each other on campus never knowing their connection.
In addition to Vincent, he also met his birth mother, Shawn Ghant, and a younger brother, Christian. They only live 15 minutes apart. Later he was able to meet his birth father and another brother. That side of his family is about two hours away. Speaking of the meetings Graham said, “It was pretty much all I could wish for.”
Graham had known he was adopted since he was little. Shawn placed him for adoption as a baby. She often wondered how his life played out. Graham had always been open with his adoptive family about his curiosity surrounding his biological family. His adoptive mom gave him a DNA test as an early Christmas gift. His results came back showing an “Extremely High” confidence of a 1st cousin match. After some digging, Graham was sure that his match was in fact his brother, Vincent. He reached out to his newfound relative through Facebook.
“It’s all surreal,” Graham said, “too many emotions to adequately describe exactly what I’m feeling about the entire situation.” Kieron and Vincent have been spending lots of time together since their first meeting. No doubt the young men are making up for lost time.