Twins reunited through TikTok

Do you know any stories about twins – perhaps twins lost and reunited?

Ano Sartania was 19 years old when a friend sent her a video posted on TikTok by Amy Khvitia. She looked just like her.

Ano immediately tried to track down the mysterious girl online, but couldn’t find her. She then shared the video with a group on WhatsApp.

Someone who knew Amy saw the message and connected them through Facebook.

Over the following days they discovered that they had a lot in common, but not everything made sense.

They couldn’t be sisters, or even twins, but there were simply too many similarities.

A few years later they found their mother through a Facebook group that searches for lost people.

The twins’ mother was told that her two daughters had died during childbirth.

Babies were sold at birth. Photo: Annatamila/Dreamstime
Photo: Annatamila/Dreamstime

Tamuna Museridze helped them in their search. She is looking for children who were taken from their mothers at birth and sold.

She discovered a black market in adoptions that stretched across Georgia. It operated from the early 1950s until 2005.

A similar story is told in Erich Kästner’s children’s novel Lisa and Lottie, perhaps better known as the movie adaption The Parent Trap.

Trade in newborns also took place in the former Yugoslavia in the 1970s and 1980s. More than 20,000 babies are said to have been sold at the time.

Around 70 Slovene parents are still looking for their allegedly stolen and resold children.

Points to Consider

  1. Do you know the story about the stolen boy from Šoštanj?
  2. Is selling children illegal?
  3. Do you know any twins?


The original version of this article was published on 20th February.

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Svetina is an English translator, EFL educator, and graphic designer. She is an American who has lived in Slovenia since 2008. She loves hiking and traveling with her family.

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