They have been searching for years for the grandchildren they had never met, stolen from their daughters whose lives were brutally extinguished
Between 1976 and 1983 women were kidnapped and held captive by the Argentinian dictatorship, many pregnant and left confined in cells.
Once they gave birth their children were ripped from their mothers’ arms and the women were murdered.
Babies were taken away and given to someone else in the military regime, growing up to never know their real families and most often unaware they had ever been adopted. Their mothers were simply made to ‘disappear.’
The children were given to military families by illegal adoption in a bid to prevent any future subversive action and crush left wing activists.
But a group of grandparents refused to accept their grandchildren had just gone, and have spent decades searching for them.
The Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo have been working to right the wrongs of the Argentinian dictatorship of 1976-1983, claiming more than 30,000 people went ‘missing’ and around 500 of these were children born in captivity and given away by illegal adoption.
In total 126 children have been found by the actions of the brave group.
Adriana is the latest lost child to have been found, according to the BBC.
When her parents died the 40-year-old said she was told she was not their biological child. She immediately went to have her DNA tested, suspicious that because of her date of birth she too could have been one of the stolen children.
She was right.
She told a press conference: “I found out on a Saturday and on the Monday I had already gone to…