“We lived in hope.”  Sisters separated as children were reunited after 25 years

The sisters had been looking for one another for many years but were only able to reconcile two decades later, owing to the assistance of a stranger.

Brittany Bigley, who now resides in the United States, was separated from her younger sister Amanda in 1993 due to troubles with her mother. When Amanda’s father took her away, a foster family adopted Brittany.

Amanda’s father died when she was ten, and she was placed in an orphanage, where she remained until she was seventeen. Growing up, she made many efforts to locate her sister, utilizing images from the family archive and court documents, unaware that she was doing so.

Brittany spent hours searching the Internet for images of ladies in the hopes of identifying them as Amanda. She also made a video with her narrative and shared it on social media. This helped: after a time, her late father’s ex-girlfriend wrote to her. Brittany didn’t know this lady, but she knew a lot about her family, including her sister’s new name, which she used to search her sister’s Facebook profile.

“When I saw her picture, my heart began to race. The same fluffy lashes and potato nose. “She was covered in makeup, but we were very similar,” Brittany says.

Brittany also discovered a photograph of Amanda’s father there, and there was no doubt: it was her! The lady sent a message to her sister and spoke with her for the first time in 25 years. Then came the long-awaited encounter, during which no one could hold back their emotions. Brittany said she embraced her sister for a long time and couldn’t let her go.

The sisters agree that their lives will never be the same again. They get the impression that the void that has always been in their hearts has vanished. “We’re best friends, and we talk all the time.”

“I met her family, and she met mine,” Amanda explains. “There’s so much we want to tell each other, and we’re looking forward to it.”