Maia Mitchell & Bailee Madison Have To Be Sisters: "Proof" The 'Fosters' Stars Were Separated At Birth

Has anyone come up with the right answer as to whether or not Bailee Madison and Maia Mitchell were separated at birth? Mitchell and Madison play half-sisters on The Fosters and ever since Madison debuted as Sophia Quinn early in Season 2, fans have all be wondering one thing: Are Maia Mitchell and Bailee Madision secretly sisters? Because the two young stars actually look that much alike and, aside from that, there actually might be definitive "proof" that these two were separated at birth.

I know — Mitchell, who was born in 1998, is a whole six months older than Madison, who wasn't born until 1999. So, technically they couldn't have been separated at birth. But, for argument's sake and because I can't get past the near-twin thing, they've got a lot in common (aside from the fact that their last names both start with "M") and they really love playing sisters on The Fosters, which totally counts for something. Right? Absolutely.

A quick search through Mitchell and Madison's Instagram accounts proves that their similarities run seriously deep — down to how they like to pose in photos — which is probably why they're so convincing as sisters onscreen and IRL. So, here are five pieces of photographic evidence that Maia Mitchell and Bailee Madison were totally separated at birth:

Exhibit A: This Pose

Maia:

Bailee:

Left-over-right. That's definitely got to be from shared DNA.

Exhibit B: A Love For Pups

Maia:

Bailee:

Same taste in pets? Same DNA.

Exhibit C: Statement Headgear

Maia:

Bailee:

Both in the car and they both look great. That can't be a coincidence.

Exhibit D: These Beach Photos

Maia:

Bailee:

Why see the world when you've got the beach? And a sister that loves it too.

Exhibit E: A Taste For Foam

Maia:

Bailee:

People are very particular about their foam — these two girls both love it.

My conclusion? Mitchell and Madison are totally secretly related — even if they don't know it and I have no concrete evidence to prove it.

Images: ABC Family, MaiaMitchell/Instagram (5), BaileeMadison/Instagram (5)