VIA| As a parent, I can’t imagine anything more terrifying than finding out the baby you brought home from the hospital isn’t actually yours, which is what a Texas couple claims a DNA test has just revealed about their child.
While that’s awful, it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Check this out.
A Texas couple who recently welcomed a baby into the world are claiming the unthinkable: that a hospital intentionally sent them home with the wrong child — and that their biological son was possibly sold to human traffickers.
The saga began when Mercedes Casanellas had a baby boy this past May in her home country of El Salvador, and her husband, Richard Cushworth, said that something didn’t seem quite right following the birth, the Daily Mail reported.
Brit dad’s newborn son was swapped at El Salvador hospital then sold to people traffickers
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) September 7, 2015
Casanellas and Cushworth initially questioned the baby’s dark complexion, but they took him home to Dallas despite some reservations. In the end, though, Casanellas said that her “motherly instincts” told her that the baby wasn’t hers.
After the couple finally had the courage to take a DNA test three months later, it reportedly revealed that the baby son they brought home had a 0 percent chance of being theirs, biologically speaking, leaving the husband and wife fearful that their baby was trafficked.
“We haven’t been able to sleep thinking about where he is, and who has him,” Casanellas said. “We just want them to give us our son back.”
If the parents of the other baby boy they brought home are not located, the couple said that they will raise him as their own, as they plead for the return of their biological child as well.
This is seriously terrifying, and I can’t possibly imagine what the parents must be going through right now.
Child trafficking is a serious issue facing our world today, but hopefully that isn’t what happened in this case, and it’s all just a huge mix up.
I sincerely hope they get their son back, and I think they’re amazing people for being willing to raise a child that isn’t their own, which I think speaks volumes about their character.
Hopefully this mystery gets solved soon.