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The Abduction of Ana Maria: A 4-part video series

Marisa Bocanegra always knew she was adopted. But during a search to find her birth family, Marisa found out she had actually been abducted at birth.

This is a video series documenting the story of Marisa – aka Ana Maria – Bocanegra. Part 1 of 4 is above. You can read more about Ana Maria's journey here. And a GoFundMe, to help Ana Maria and her mother meet for the first time, can be found here.

Part 2 – Finding her mother

Part 3 – Learning the truth

Part 4 – The continuing struggle

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