I found out my brother is actually my dad
I (f17) have always been told I look like my oldest brother “Z” (m33). Everyone always says I look like the female version of Z I never thought anything weird about the fact we look so much alike growing up.
Considering we’re 16 years apart I was only a toddler when Z went overseas to study. He always made sure to come to visit every once in a while.
I remember always having fun with Z when he would visit. After he finished graduated, he came back and started working.
Z still tried to visit most weekends he would do things like bring me gifts, take me out to eat, play board games, we would watch movies, and just talk. I honestly had the coolest older brother in my eyes.
Z recently started temporarily staying with us because for work he is doing a project only a few stops from where we lived and it would just be easier and more comfortable for him to stay with us.
Like I said I always enjoy being with Z so when we both have free time we try to hang out.
Last night I was doing homework in my room and I went to get a drink late at night when I heard Z say to our mom “I know I just sometimes wish (my name) could live with me and actually know Im her dad”.
I instantly confronted them and found out he is biologically my dad. He had gotten his girlfriend pregnant when he was still young, and she had decided at the last minute she was too young to raise a baby.
He wanted to keep me but knew he couldn’t give us both the life we deserved with him being a single teen dad so my biological grandparents decided to adopt me and raise me as their own kid and thought it would be easier to just say Z is my older brother.
I didn’t get mad at Z or my mom/ grandma. But I haven’t talked to them since last night I just don’t know what to say or think.