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Facebook reunion: Twins placed for adoption use the site to find family

Tonight at 10, find out how these twins used Facebook to connect with family members in Italy. (Photo source: Jana & Lisa) Tonight at 10, find out how these twins used Facebook to connect with family members in Italy. (Photo source: Jana & Lisa)
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) -

Born on January 29, 1960 in Palermo, Italy, twins Jana Bennett and Lisa Keeler never had a chance to meet their family. 

"Our mother died during childbirth. She was having complications and didn't know she was having twins. So from that point on, we were transferred into an orphanage," Jana Bennett said.

Meanwhile in America, Anita Sipler and her husband, who were told they were unable to have children, were desperately awaiting news from their adoption agency.

"I got the call in the morning from Catholic Charities and they said 'Would you like twin girls?' and I said I've got to talk to my husband," said Sipler. "On the way home he said, 'Get em, get em!"

Tonight at 10, WLOX Reporter Bess Casserleigh will have more on how Facebook helped the twins reunite with family.

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