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TikTok unites twins sold at birth

TikTok unites twins sold at birth

Amy and Ano are identical twins, but soon after they were born they were sold by the maternity hospital to separate families.

Years later they discovered each other's existence by chance on TikTok, in a video from a talent show.

As they researched their past, they realized they were two of thousands of babies in Georgia stolen from hospitals and sold, until 2005.

Ano took part in Georgia's Got Talent and after she shined some people asked Amy's mother: Why is Amy dancing under a different name?

Amy wanted to know something more, but her mother stopped her, telling her that everyone in the world has their societies.

TikTok unites twins sold at birth

Seven years later, in November 2021, Amy posted a video of herself with blue hair piercing her eyebrows on TikTok.

This time, a friend of Ano's sent the TikTok video to her, saying: How much this girl looks like you.

Ano tried to track down the girl with the pierced eyebrow online but couldn't find her, so she shared the video in a college WhatsApp group to see if anyone could help. D

someone who knew Amy saw the message and linked them on Facebook.

Amy immediately recognized that Ano was the girl she had seen all those years ago on Georgia's Got Talent.

Over the next few days, they discovered they had a lot in common, but not all of it made sense

They were both born at the Kirtskhi maternity hospital - which no longer exists - in western Georgia, but, according to their birth certificates, their birthdays were weeks apart.

They couldn't be sisters, much less twins. But they had many similarities.

They liked the same music, they both liked dancing and even had the same hairstyle. They discovered they had the same genetic disease, a bone disorder called dysplasia.

It was as if they were unraveling a mystery together. "Every time I learned something new about Anna, things got weirder," says Amy.

They met a week later and it was like looking at themselves in the mirror.

They realized that there was no other option but to be twins.

They decided to confront their families and for the first time learned the truth. They were adopted, separately, a few weeks apart in 2002.

Amy was upset and felt that her whole life had been a lie.

Ano too.

Unable to have children, Amy's mother says a friend told her she had an abandoned baby at the local hospital. She would have to pay the doctors, but she could take him home and raise him as her own.

The same story was told to Ano's mother.

None of the adoptive families knew the girls were twins, and despite paying a lot of money to adopt their daughters, they say they didn't realize it was illegal.

Tamuna Museridze, a journalist, also adopted, created a Facebook group to help people looking for their children, siblings and biological parents. The girls were registered there and recognized their biological sister, the one who told them that their mother was told "the twins are dead".

In that group there are 230 thousand people who are looking for their roots. Social media is harmful, but definitely helpful, as in cases like these.