Indonesian Twins Separated at Birth 24 Years Ago Reunited by TikTok

Indonesian Twins Separated at Birth 24 Years Ago Reunited by TikTokIndonesian Twins Separated at Birth 24 Years Ago Reunited by TikTok
A pair of twins in Indonesia have finally reunited thanks to TikTok after being apart from each other for over two decades.
Forced to part: Twin sisters Trena and Treni were separated when they were two months old after their parents, Enceng Dedi and Enok Rohenah, entrusted Treni to neighbors, according to the Jakarta Post.
  • Their parents took part in the Indonesian government’s transmigration program that relocated their family from West Java to Ambon, Maluku province.
  • When the twins were born in 1996, a local elder advised the parents that raising both children would result in death, South China Morning Post reported.
  • Dedi then asked their neighbors, Rini and Misranto, to raise Treni for them.
  • A violent conflict between religious communities erupted in Ambon in 1999, forcing Enceng and his family back to his hometown in Tasikmalaya, West Java.
  • Meanwhile, Treni’s foster family moved to Malang, East Java province and they eventually lost contact with the birth parents.
  • With her name changed to Treni Fitri Yana, it became challenging for the biological parents to find her.
  • Meanwhile, Trena stayed with her biological parents in West Java all these years. 
Finding Treni: Trena says she had no idea that she had a twin sister until a neighbor recognized Treni on TikTok and showed it to her. Trena only discovered that the woman in the TikTok video was actually her long-lost twin sister when she showed the video to her father, Yahoo! Lifestyle reported.
  • Trena’s father admitted she has a twin sister who was separated from the family when they were babies and apologized for keeping it a secret.
  • Enceng explained that he could not take care of his twin daughters while his wife was also in the hospital.
  • “When they were babies, they were sickly. Then I was given advice to separate the two, so I did that,” Enceng said.
  • Treni, who has thousands of followers on TikTok, also runs a popular YouTube with over 40,000 subscribers and nearly 9 million total views since 2014.
  • Trena immediately reached out to Treni and soon arranged a get-together.
  • The twin sisters and their families were officially reunited in Tasikmalaya, West Java on Oct. 21.
Feature Image via Treni Fitriyana
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