Girl Forms An Instant Bond With Teen That Looks Just Like Her. When Her Parents Saw The Girl, They Knew In Their Hearts Why.

What an incredible story! Fate brought the two sisters together and delivered the one that was kidnapped at birth home finally. It made their family whole. The parents never gave up hope and now they have been blessed with reunification and bringing the kidnapper to justice. Can you imagine the shock at that dinner when their younger daughter brought a girl home that looked like her and it was their child? Shock, then extreme joy must have been the main course at that dinner. They didn’t even need the DNA test (although they got one) to know it was their little girl. They just knew.

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From IJReview:

When an 18-year-old teenager from Cape Town was told by friends that a new, younger student looked strikingly similar to her, she befriended the younger girl.

They had an immediate connection and bonded instantly. Like sisters.

According to the Cape Argus, when the younger girl told her parents about her new friend, they invited her to get coffee with the family.

As soon as the family met their daughter’s new friend everything made sense. The two bore a resemblance to each other and bonded like sisters because they were, in fact, sisters.

The older girl had once belonged to the parents of the younger girl, but she had been kidnapped shortly after she was born.

It was 1997, and Celeste Nurse had just given birth to a baby girl at a Cape Town hospital. She encountered a woman dressed as a hospital nurse sitting by her bed.

She drifted back to sleep but when she awoke again, her newborn was gone. In a previous interview she explained to Cape Times:

“When I woke up there was a nurse saying my child is gone. You can’t imagine the feeling,”

As it turns out, the baby had been kidnapped by the woman posing as a nurse.

And when Celeste and her husband Morne saw their daughter’s new friend, they immediately knew she was their long lost daughter. The girl’s aunt told Cape Talk:

“When she saw (her) yesterday, she knew, ‘This is my child.’ She said DNA wasn’t necessary, she just knew.”

DNA tests were given and what Celeste and Morne knew in their hearts to be true was indeed just that. It was their long lost daughter.

The woman who posed as a nurse is now facing kidnapping charges, along with fraud and pretending to be the girl’s biological mother.

Although the couple went on to have three more children after the kidnapping incident, they never lost hope that their daughter was out there somewhere. In fact, they threw her a birthday party on the date of her birth every year.

“I’ll never, ever give up hope. I can feel it in my gut — my daughter is out there and she is going to come home,” Morne proclaimed in an interview five years ago.

And five years later, she came home.

Finally reunited with their biological daughter, the Nurse’s birthday celebration will be a little different this year. Because this year, their daughter will be there to blow out the candles on her birthday cake.

I can’t imagine the panic and desperation that poor mother went through when she realized someone had stolen her baby. The depression and guilt must have been crushing. That’s all forgotten now, as they have a whole new future to plan, full of happiness and excitement. There are two other children who also got a sibling back… all four children now can rejoice and knit the family back together as it should be. I hope they throw the whole library at that kidnapper. What an evil, selfish thing to do. Sometimes miracles do happen and one just walked through their door.

Terresa Monroe-Hamilton

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