Scoop: Coming Up on a Special Two-Hour Addition of 20/20 on ABC - Saturday, August 18, 2018

Scoop: Coming Up on a Special Two-Hour Addition of 20/20 on ABC - Saturday, August 18, 2018A special two-hour edition of "20/20" reports on individuals in desperate search for their biological families. With help from world-renowned DNA detective and ABC News contributor CeCe Moore, "20/20" documents the emotional journeys of Janet Barnicoat, Andrea Klug-Napier and Benjamin Tveidt as they discover shocking revelations, face disappointment and ultimately come face-to-face with biological relatives in powerful reunions. "The Searchers" double feature airs on "20/20," Saturday, Aug. 18 (9:00 - 11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.

The first hour follows Janet, who was one of three newborn babies abandoned within blocks of each other by the same mother over a five-year period. Janet started her search as many do, with a Facebook post begging for clues about her biological family. The post went viral. After hearing about her story, Moore volunteered to help her on her search. But once the three are reunited, they go on a quest to find that mystery mom responsible for the unthinkable. It all culminates in a dramatic family confrontation and a series of startling confessions. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 5/6/16)

The second hour explores Andrea and Ben's stories. In 1987, Andrea's pregnant mother checked into an Idaho hospital alone, under a pseudonym, and disappeared 12 hours after giving birth. CeCe helps discover the identity of Andrea's birth parents and the two biological sons they raised. But in a shocking twist, Andrea learns that her mother, who died giving birth to another child, hid five pregnancies, including Andrea's, from her husband and abandoned those babies after the births.

In 1986, Ben was discovered inside a cardboard box outside a SALVATION Army center in Anchorage, Alaska. He was adopted and became a soldier in the Idaho Army National Guard, deploying twice to Iraq. CeCe helps identify and track down Ben's biological father, a highly decorated Purple Heart Vietnam veteran, and Ben learns the truth behind his father's relationship with his mother. "20/20" follows Ben as he attempts to make contact with two women CeCe identified as likely to be his biological mother and aunt. (Rebroadcast. ABC OAD: 7/13/18)

"20/20" is anchored by David Muir and Amy Robach. David Sloan is senior executive producer.

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