Watch the full story on ABC News' "20/20" on Friday, Nov. 13, at 10 p.m. Thomas and Polly married in 1976 and the two raised a family in Colorado, including Polly's eldest daughter Charlene and her son, whom he adopted. Allen Thomas is searching for his long-lost twins, James and Sandia, who were born in Korea in 1967. A boy named James and a girl named Sandia were born Sept. 10, 1967, and he and their mother married some months later. All right. Thomas was just 18 years old when he joined the Army, and he shipped out to Korea the next year. But when his tour in Korea ended in 1969, Thomas said he couldn't get his family back to the United States because there was a problem with passports for Connie and Jae-Im, so he left his children and wife behind. That you always slept in new we're always looking porn. In the 1980's, Thomas found out that Connie put the twins up for adoption in 1976. History buffs can turn to the Web to research and recreate their family tree. If only he had known. Kim struggled finding his way in the world he's doing well now he's a trucker and a driving instructor living in Missouri. Alice FaceBook pages are percolating tonight hundreds of well wishers who my leak then news of the big reunion this is the best news ever. And you. So I. Their mother put them up for adoption in 1976 without his knowledge. Now Playing: Twin Sisters Pregnant Again With Second Set of Twins, Now Playing: Josh Powell’s neighbor recalls 'very unusual' behavior night before wife went missing, Now Playing: Survivors face ‘Golden State Killer’ Joseph DeAngelo in court: Part 11, Now Playing: ‘Golden State Killer’ Joseph DeAngelo pleads guilty to 13 murders: Part 10, Now Playing: Police close in on ‘Golden State Killer’ after decades-long investigation: Part 9, Now Playing: Genealogy reveals ‘Golden State Killer’ after 40 years of eluding police: Part 8, Now Playing: After 5 years with no attacks, ‘Golden State Killer’ kills again: Part 7, Now Playing: ‘Golden State Killer’ becomes more violent, begins murdering: Part 6, Now Playing: ‘Golden State Killer’ uses police background to evade authorities: Part 5, Now Playing: ‘Golden State Killer’ begins to target couples at their homes: Part 4, Now Playing: ‘Golden State Killer’ evades detection in California crime spree: Part 3, Now Playing: ‘Golden State Killer’ appears to take mementos from his rape victims’ homes: Part 2, Now Playing: ‘Golden State Killer’ begins decade of terror in California: Part 1, Now Playing: Investigators describe early clue in tracking identity of 'East Area Rapist’, Now Playing: California couple on aftermath of 1978 attack by ‘Golden State Killer’, Now Playing: ‘Golden State Killer’ survivor describes impact after 1976 attack, Now Playing: How death row inmate James Dailey met his co-defendant Jack Pearcy: Part 2, Now Playing: Death row inmate knows Florida governor could sign his death warrant any day: Part 11, Now Playing: Death row inmate James Dailey’s last hopes of being cleared of murder: Part 10. Fortunately, though, that wasn’t the end of the story. Believe me in the last time I saw you was in nineteen sending one in Korea. In the Thomas Stanley feels lucky to be hitting New York city's Koreatown. A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Do you guys did a very good job. Are you ready to meet your twins.
So ten days you're like okay I'm gonna find a home Tom read it up my stuff ready I'm watching did neither realized its overseas but some ongoing. Eight. I got a family right now, you know? Their mother put them up for adoption in 1976 without his knowledge. It's all I had. It's so that they never came. (ABC)(Photo: Allen Thomas). They were adopted under Korean law. A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Thomas divorced Connie in absentia in 1973 and started dating Polly Paquin, a high school friend who already had two children. He had no idea it would be the last time he would see his twins for nearly half a century. Susan says someone back in Korea. There, he would work on military helicopters. "It's just gut-wrenching," his daughter said. Anton visits the most uncommon and dangerous places in the world. We always knew about them and wondered about them," Charlene told "20/20." 76 a plane from Seoul South Korea arrives at New York's Kennedy Airport to.
I want to let them know I love them," Thomas said. And they're reading this you. The story of what happened to Alan Thomas is twins' last seen in Korea soon. Pastor of Connecticut the grafted from. "Their birthday would come along and dad would talk about, 'Well it's their birthday.'". I snapped. A worldwide search launched like when he when he and located his long lost twin in the United States. ABC Seoul bureau chief can he chose says gene and his wife believe Connie regretted giving the twins up for adoption. See the Real Life in North Korea in my documentary. Photographs and phone calls are one thing but what Alan really wants to do is put his arms around the children he lost when he was just a young father.
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Have the chance to do something that changes somebody's life. This massive. Well okay, where are my rights? Shortly after they met, Connie became pregnant. Allen Thomas is searching for his long-lost twins, James and Sandia, who were born in Korea in 1967. Sad thing is I don't remember much it's really I see her often on in and out the door mother who sent him an innocent. They were four years old when he last saw them they are now 48. For years, Thomas wrote to Connie to ask about the twins but when the letters started to be returned without a forwarding address, Thomas said he, with Polly's help, contacted his congressman and the U.S. State Department to try to find out what happened to them. I'm Glenn if only go forward you. He or she is the twin Allen named Sandra now called Susan and all grown up. Well you hoping for I was hoping to get something bad from her. Connor joined NBC News from the New York Daily News, where she was a senior writer covering a broad range of news and supervising the health and immigration beats. Lost and now at long last found. Thomas said he was finally reunited with his family during a 30-day leave from Vietnam, but by then a year had passed. We brought them all to New York.
A reunion with the most fantastic of expectations. Turn on desktop notifications for breaking news? Pack my stuff this current law. She has missed so many milestones. On Sept. 10, 1967, Thomas rushed Connie to the hospital in Seoul, where she gave birth to twins, a girl and a boy. September 10, 1967 was likely one of the happiest days of Allen Thomas’ life. Missing from her father's life for decades. And then a long flight to somewhere. There are there are bands. If it meant huge success at the time to be going to America equivalent to Paris peace. That’s because after he left South Korea his relationship with Connie continued to deteriorate. Amazing what we've been very grateful for this lady who would talk seven kids without her I don't know where happy. She and her brother originally James now named Timothy James are taken to their new home in rural Pennsylvania. There, Thomas said he met a woman named Sun-Keum at the Non-Commissioned Officer's Club. Allen Thomas is searching for his long-lost twins, James and Sandia, who were born in Korea in 1967. In fact, while James and Sandra – having been fathered by an American citizen – were permitted to emigrate to the U.S., Connie and her son were denied access. In 1980, the foundation sent a letter with the findings of its investigation: The children had been adopted by Americans four years earlier, right after Thomas left the Army, which meant his permission was not needed under Korean law. Are building to a crescendo. "We didn't find out it was twins 'til she had 'em," Thomas said. Thomas eventually had a son by Paquin, too, though the twins were never far from the veteran’s mind.
Well it is. And let me miss the savings bonds Allen sent to all those years ago she had saved them all her life easy easy as possible she planned to give this modest inheritance to her twins Wednesday when they return. Probably in a misguided attempt to comfort her and told her that if she didn't like America after ten days she could come home. With the help of ABC News’ Seoul Bureau Chief Joohee Cho, Slaton set about unpicking the mystery of the Thomas twins. Sparks immediately flew, too, despite Kuem being five years his senior, and they struck up a relationship. Happily, while the Summer of Love was sweeping across America, Thomas and Connie were staging their own love-in in Korea. (ABC) (Photo: Allen Thomas). Traumatic thing to happen to two little children. U.S. Army veteran Allen Thomas has been searching for his twin children for nearly half a century, and finally, his search is over. That’s because a series of events in the following years would blow Allen’s life apart and send him on a journey that can only be described as epic.
Surrounded by images provided by Alan TM is brought back to his childhood. In January 1971, he took a 30-day leave and traveled from Vietnam to Korea for a visit. She started helping him use the Internet to reignite his search for the twins, but there was no progress. Enjoyed their first family dinner. So in April 2015 he created a Facebook status pleading for help in his search for Sandra and James. So, alone in America, Thomas would write to Connie for news of the kids. Including those changed birth date six at a different birthday I hate to tell you guys are older by a year than you thought you are thank you have to. Thompson Twins were a British pop band that formed in April 1977. Allen is satisfied simply to savor their company.