Sold at birth, reunited in TikTok video: Here’s the story of Georgia’s ‘stolen babies’

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Sold at birth, reunited in TikTok video: Here’s the story of Georgia’s ‘stolen babies’ – Gudstory

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The story of how Amy and Eno found each other begins when they were 12 years old. Amy Khvitya was on a TV program, Georgia’s Got Talent. There he saw a girl dancing jive who looked exactly like him, in fact identical.

Seven years later, 19-year-old Amy posted a video of herself getting her eyebrows pierced with blue hair on TikTok. Two hundred miles away in Tbilisi, Eno Sartania was sent the video by a friend. He thought “it’s a good thing she looks like me”.

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As the BBC reported, Eno then tried to find the girl with the pierced eyebrow online. All his efforts went in vain. She then shared the video on the university’s WhatsApp group to see if anyone could help. Someone who knew Amy saw the message and connected them on Facebook.

Amy immediately realizes that Eno is the girl she saw on Georgia’s Got Talent so many years ago. “I’ve been looking for you for a long time!” He messaged. “Me too,” Anno said in response.


As they began talking to each other, she found it strange that “they had a lot in common”. The BBC quoted Amy as saying, “Every time I learned something new about Eno, things got weird.” Later, when Amy and Anno saw each other in person for the first time, “it was like looking in a mirror”. “I’m him and he’s me,” Amy said.

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When they spoke to their families, they learned that they were adopted separately, a few weeks apart, in 2002. “Upon further investigation, the twins found details on their official birth certificates, including their date of birth, were incorrect,” reported the BBC.

Upon finding out, Amy’s mother said a friend told her there was an unwanted baby at the local hospital. She has to pay the doctors and then she can take him home and raise him as her own. This led the twins to wonder whether their biological parents had sold them out for profit.

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Amy found a Facebook group dedicated to reuniting Georgian families with children they suspected were illegally adopted at birth. She shared her story on that group. There was a woman in Germany who answered.

The woman said her mother had given birth to twin girls at Kirtskhi Maternity Hospital in 2002. He told them that the mother had been told that the twins had died. However. Now he had some doubts. DNA tests revealed that the girl from the Facebook group was his sister, and was living with his birth mother, Aza, in Germany.

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Amy and Eno met their birth mother in a hotel in Leipzig, Germany. A photograph published by the BBC shows Aza meeting her long-lost twin. In the picture, tears are seen flowing from Amy’s face. However, Anno seemed calm and steadfast.

The twins were quoted as saying that their mother explained to them that after giving birth she had become ill and had gone into a coma. When she woke up, hospital staff told her that the babies had died shortly after birth. He said that meeting Amy and Eno has given new meaning to his life. Although they are not close, they are still in touch, the BBC said.

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‘Georgia’s Stolen Children’

The Facebook group used by Amy, Vedzeb – which means “I am searching” in Georgian – has several posts from mothers who said hospital staff told them their babies had died, but after It was discovered that the deaths were not recorded and that their children may still be alive, the BBC reports. The group has more than 230,000 members. It was founded by journalist Tamuna Museridze in 2021 after she learned she was adopted, the report said.

While Tamuna sets out to search for her family, the group uncovers a baby trafficking scam that has affected thousands of people for decades. In 2022, the Georgian government launched an investigation into historical child trafficking.

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Published: Jan 26, 2024, 04:29 PM IST


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