Adriana, an Argentine woman stolen when she was a baby 40 years ago, met with her relatives after a DNA test confirmed her identity, the Daily Mail of London reported Wednesday.
Adriana, 40, now a lawyer residing in the country, was discovered to be the missing daughter of activist Violeta Graciela Ortolani and Edgardo Roberto Garnier, rights group Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo said on Tuesday according to the Daily Mail .
The newspaper said that Ortolani was kidnapped while pregnant on December 14, 1976 in the Argentine city of La Plata by alleged former soldiers and policemen. Garnier was abducted on February 8, 1977 and nothing was ever heard of them, the Daily Mail reported.
Adriana said she did not know that she was not the biological daughter of the couple who raised her until the couple died. reported the Daily Mail.
"I found out one Saturday, and on Monday I had already gone to Grandmothers, I wanted to know if it was the daughter of people who had disappeared, mostly because of my birth date," Adriana said at a conference. of press, according to the Daily Mail.
Adriana, whose last name is not in the news, was the 126th child found by the Grandmothers, who campaign for the victims of the so-called Argentina "dirty war", which took place between 1976 and 1983 under the military dictatorship of Argentina, according to BBC News and Britannica.com .
According to Britannica, the war, also known as the National Reorganization Process, saw an estimated 10,000 to 30,000 citizens killed or disappeared.
The BBC News wrote that it took four months to pair Adriana with her relatives after a long search in the Grandmothers database.
"I began to think that I had been abandoned, given away, sold, that they did not want me," Adriana said before receiving a call from the National Commission for the Right to Identity that confirms the match, BBC News said.
Adriana was able to speak with her grandmother on behalf of her father, who was unable to attend the press conference, for the first time by telephone.
"It's beautiful inside and out, and it has that personality." Adriana said, according to BBC News. "Love is stronger than hate, always."
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