Young boys who made friends by chance in US discovered they were brothers

16:15 • 28.11.12



Two young boys who were playing at a pool last summer discovered they looked incredibly similar – they even had the same walk.


But Isaac Noltin, 12, and Dakotah Zimmer, 13, were in for the shock of their lives to discover there was more than met the eye with their similar appearances: they were brothers, The Daily Mail reports.


Dakotah told Isaac that he knew he had a brother he’d never met who was adopted by a woman named Dawn. ‘That’s my mom’s name,’ Isaac responded.


Ms Nolting had met Isaac’s mother several years ago when she was heading out to dinner with her ex-husband. A friend of Ms Nolting’s ex-husband invited them to meet his girlfriend and their newborn son.


The 16-year-old mother had just given birth to Isaac nine days before, and also had a one-year-old son – Dakotah.


Ms Noltin had been a single mother herself, having her own daughter at 19. She told TODAY.com that her maternal instincts kicked in, and she offered to take care of the newborn.


Months passed, and Ms Noltin received a call that Isaac’s biological mother was pregnant again. The woman’s grandmother asked if Ms Noltin wished to legally adopt Isaac. Eighteen months later, and Isaac was legally hers.


Isaac and Dakotah's biological mother died in 2007, and their biological father died a year later.
Dakotah and his older sister, Ashley, live with their's and Isaac's biological grandmother - Debi Bay.


Ms Bay said that Dakotah always knew he had a brother. “I’m just glad they got to meet,” she said of her grandsons’ clandestine encounter.


Though the two didn’t know of each other’s existence for more than a decade, it seems as though they grew up together, Ms Noltin said. “It’s like they were never separated,” she observed.


 

Armenian News - Tert.am





LATEST NEWSAll Today news

19:52 • 17/01

No doubts will remain only after Armenia-EU agreement actually signed - Stepan Grigoryan

18:49 • 17/01

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg due in court over VR 'heist'

18:07 • 17/01

Gene Cernan, last man to walk on Moon, dies aged 82

17:46 • 17/01

Violence against media reps: Armenian lawyer raises problem of impunity

17:04 • 17/01

Armenia’s Committee to Protect Freedom of Expression announces 2016 report

16:53 • 17/01

Serj Tankian: Garo Paylan is a true hero

16:30 • 17/01

Obamas leaving White House

16:11 • 17/01

Nagorno-Karabakh parliament backs constitutional referendum

15:50 • 17/01

Armenia’s premier, EBRD official discuss cooperation priorities

15:39 • 17/01

Tsarukyan vows political comeback

15:03 • 17/01

Massive gator spotted in Polk County

14:50 • 17/01

That really is awesome! Chevrolet reveals life-sized version of the Batmobile made of 340,000 LEGO bricks for upcoming movie

14:35 • 17/01

OSCE ‘concerned’ over Azerbaijan’s attempt to hamper mission’s extension in Yerevan

14:13 • 17/01

'Wrong Ivanka' from UK hits back after Trump tweet

13:51 • 17/01

Sergeant’s wrongful use of weapon left private wounded in Nagorno-Karabakh

13:43 • 17/01

British American Tobacco takes control of Reynolds for $49bn

13:12 • 17/01

Turkish-Armenian MP to face lawsuit over controversial remark

13:11 • 17/01

Armenian scientists capable of accomplishing most serious tasks – Samvel Harutyunyan

12:36 • 17/01

Swiss Private University introduces virtual education in Europe

12:18 • 17/01

Armenian parliamentary delegation to conduct meetings in Israel

11:34 • 17/01

Ex-Man Utd manager retires

10:45 • 17/01

Armenian prime minister to start official trip to Moscow

10:35 • 17/01

Davos 2017: Trump, China and Brexit set to dominate agenda

10:25 • 17/01

Eugene Cernan, the last astronaut to walk on moon, dies

10:07 • 17/01

Haykakan Zhamanak: Armenian government’s expectation great for Russian investments

09:40 • 17/01

Nagorno-Karabakh serviceman wounded in gunfire

09:15 • 17/01

Iran minister says “era of expensive oil” has come

09:04 • 17/01

Swiss watchmaker debuts watch made of Swiss Cheese

08:46 • 17/01

Orlando nightclub gunman’s wife held

08:30 • 17/01

Brexit: UK’s may rejects EU membership

08:18 • 17/01

Turkish police arrest Istanbul club attack suspect

20:04 • 16/01

Theresa May follows Kardashian's lead as she lands American Vogue shoot

19:18 • 16/01

Divided European Parliament prepares to elect new president

18:54 • 16/01

Chinese Super League limits foreign players 

18:32 • 16/01

40,000 engineering jobs until 2025 – Armenian PM briefed on IT development plan

17:55 • 16/01

CSTO Secretariat addresses skirmishes on Armenian-Azerbaijani border

16:44 • 16/01

Iraqi forces push into Mosul in clashes with IS

16:26 • 16/01

NATO worried by Trump’s ‘obsolete’ comment

16:14 • 16/01

Ratings ‘all-time low’ for Sherlock finale

16:02 • 16/01

Armenia’s premier target of both certain pro-government and opposition forces – Armen Badalyan

15:24 • 16/01

Russian envoy’s killer buried in cemetery of nameless in Turkish capital

15:18 • 16/01

Nagorno-Karabakh contract serviceman reported dead

15:13 • 16/01

Ethereal photos capture famous landmarks around the world after the snow has driven tourists away

15:08 • 16/01

Armenia’s justice minister holds meetings in France

15:00 • 16/01

Intn’l actors increase tension over Karabakh instead of reaching peace – Russian expert

14:40 • 16/01

Eurasian Union needs time to be accomplished structure – Russian expert

13:44 • 16/01

‘Armath’ engineering lab students offer more interesting and innovative technological solutions

13:24 • 16/01

Closure of OSCE office in Yerevan not end of the world – Armenian expert

13:13 • 16/01

Kim Kardashian is her old self again as she sits astride a buggy and poses with a falcon on Dubai modelling shoot

12:45 • 16/01

Interesting period to follow April elections - expert

11:12 • 16/01

Beijing will 'take off the gloves', if Trump continues on Taiwan

10:47 • 16/01

Azerbaijan continues ceasefire violations, Armenian side retaliates

10:28 • 16/01

Wounded Armenian soldier dies in hospital

09:54 • 16/01

S Korea corruption: Prosecutors to seek arrest warrant

09:31 • 16/01

Facebook to roll out fake news tools in Germany

08:52 • 16/01

Eight billionaires 'as rich as world's poorest half'

08:29 • 16/01

Turkish Airlines cargo plane crashes into Kyrgyzstan homes

15:48 • 15/01

Vote buying not to influence results of Armenia parliamentary elections – sociologist

15:21 • 15/01

Icredible pictures of city-dweller-turned shepherd

14:42 • 15/01

Armenia parliamentary elections: serious political stake expected

14:27 • 15/01

Lufthansa says no evidence of bomb on board Eurowings plane landed in Kuwait

13:30 • 15/01

Ringling Bros circus to close 'Greatest Show on Earth' after 146 years

13:11 • 15/01

Import substitution is impossible in Armenia-like country – economist

12:50 • 15/01

Bahrain executes three Shia men over 2014 police killing

12:25 • 15/01

9 ISIL militants 'neutralized' in northern Syria

11:27 • 15/01

Azerbaijan continues ceasefire violations

10:50 • 15/01

Brazil prisoners beheaded in riot at Natal prison

10:33 • 15/01

Israel-Palestinian conflict: France holds world summit

17:51 • 14/01

Fifty Shades of Grey may be turned into a musical (video)

17:31 • 14/01

SpaceX rocket set to return to flight

17:15 • 14/01

Fruitless talks necessitate ‘divorce’ – Armenian politician on Nagorno-Karabakh

16:33 • 14/01

Criminal mindset responsible for genocide, not Turkish people

16:20 • 14/01

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard finalise divorce

16:03 • 14/01

Nagorno-Karabakh never seriously discussed in expert circles – analyst  

15:42 • 14/01

Serena Williams reveals her excitement to plan wedding to fiancé Alexis Ohanian

15:26 • 14/01

OSCE/ODIHR hails electoral reforms in Armenia

15:04 • 14/01

We need to make Gyumri more business-friendly city – prime minister  

14:35 • 14/01

Air raid targeting IS militant kills up to 30 in Iraqi city

14:27 • 14/01

Mkhitaryan offers insight into Liverpool clash

14:13 • 14/01

Jackson daughter 'incredibly offended' by new TV movie's portrayal of her father

14:02 • 14/01

Turkey remands foreigners over Istanbul attack

13:53 • 14/01

Armenian politician considers cooperation plans ahead of election

13:33 • 14/01

Fire erupts at Germany embassy in Yerevan

13:22 • 14/01

Garo Paylan speaks of Armenian Genocide in Turkish Parliament

13:08 • 14/01

Zhamanak: Armenia’s defense minister most favored candidate for future PM  

12:36 • 14/01

Trump open to lifting Russian sanctions if 'we get along'

12:17 • 14/01

Azerbaijan shoots grenade fire on Karabakh frontline

19:32 • 13/01

Cyprus talks: Erdogan dismisses full Turkish troop withdrawal

19:02 • 13/01

Germany invites Russian minister on EU sanctions list to G20 meeting

18:25 • 13/01

Extraordinary images show 'light pillars' dancing above houses after sunshine and snow combine to create rare effect

18:00 • 13/01

‘Any violence simply postpones NK conflict settlement’ - Richard Hoagland

17:15 • 13/01

Atheist man shocked to discover Jesus in Ikea bathroom door

17:04 • 13/01

Numerous reasons for poor 2016 budget performance – premier

16:40 • 13/01

Turkey offers citizenship to foreign property buyers

16:26 • 13/01

Mkhitaryan comes first, second and third in Man Utd Goal of the Month competition

16:05 • 13/01

IOC disqualifies Armenian weightlifter

15:56 • 13/01

Human Rights Watch criticizes Turkish authorities in new report

15:35 • 13/01

Turkish Parliament’s microphone worth €15,000 goes missing after brawl

15:20 • 13/01

No unacceptable decision on Nagorno-Karabakh can be made – Armenia’s premier

15:04 • 13/01

Our economy in 'grave yet manageable situation’ – premier