THE mum who was once dubbed the ‘UK’s most hated woman’ after buying two babies says she now has a plan.
Judith Kilshaw and husband Alan bought six-month-old Kiara and Keyara Wecker for £8,200 in 2001.
But, just three weeks after raising the twins in their Wales home, the Kilshaws were forced to hand the girls back.
The parents horrifically ended up caught in the middle of a bitter ‘cash for babies’ scandal where another family had also ‘bought’ the twins.
When Alan died in 2019 Judith started begging for a reunion with the girls – who were then 18 and “flourishing” after being raised by a third family.
She says she has now hatched a plan to finally see the twins – and she won’t be alone.
Judith, now 67, told The Mirror: “Every day I think about what might have happened, what life might be like now if the girls had stayed with us.
“It’s usually a nice outcome in my mind, but that’s all ifs and buts and maybes really, isn’t it? You’ve got to face reality.”
The mum said she was glad the girls moved on, went to university, and have their own lives, adding: “That’s the best thing you can hope for.
“All I want now is to find peace, and that’s the thing I still haven’t managed to find. I would like to meet them, but together with the others.
“It would be a very interesting meet if everybody involved could come together, say our piece and make our peace.”
In 2001 The Sun Online sensationally revealed that the twins’ birth mum Tranda Wecker had previously sold them to another set of parents back in the US who had paid £4,000 for the twins.
After a bitter trans-Atlantic legal battle raged over their parents, the girls were eventually returned to the America where they were raised by a third family in Missouri.
Judith became the ‘UK’s most hated woman’ during the scandal, and said it still affects her today.
She said: “People would see us in the street, say things and leg it.
“Once there was a crowd round us, and someone was walking past shouting and bawling, then she hit my daughter on the head with a five-pound bag of potatoes.
“I still get it today from time to time. People give you hassle, and you always think, ‘is it because of that?'”
But, in spite of everything she’s been through, Judith said she has no regrets.
She said: “If I’d have known the full truth, I might have turned round and said, ‘I’m not doing this’.
“But I can’t regret it, because if none of this had happened the girls would never have come into my life, I would never have met them.
“I hope that one day I can meet them again.”