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Twins Stolen at Birth 36 Years Ago Reunite With Birth Mother | “They Always Held Us in Their Thoughts”
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Twins Stolen at Birth 36 Years Ago Reunite With Birth Mother | “They Always Held Us in Their Thoughts”

"We've had this picture with us for 36 years. We've always wondered what had happened to you," the birth parents said.

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After learning they had been stolen from their mother in infancy, twins Elan and Micah Nardi have been reunited with their family. The brothers were taken away from their mother, who had brought them to the hospital in Santiago, Chile, in 1986 along with an older sister who was ill, when they were just 3 months old. Elan tells PEOPLE that a hospital employee offered to watch the infants while she attended to her other child. "Later, when she tried to find where they were caring for us, they slammed the door in her face," Elan recalled. When their mom called the police, by the time assistance came, the children disappeared.

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Two of Elan and Micah's biological siblings made an emotional appearance on a Chilean TV show six years after the boys were removed from their mother and cried for their little brothers. "Our mom would go to news stations to tell the story of our disappearance and try to find us," says Elan. "They were searching from the moment we disappeared. They always held us in their thoughts."