Two South African toddlers who were accidentally swapped at birth will remain with the families who raised them

The Pretoria high court ruled that two South African toddlers who were accidentally swapped in 2010, the day they were born, will remain with the families who raised them and not be returned to their biological families.

 

The boy and girl, who are now five years old, were born on the same day in a Johannesburg hospital and were taken home by the wrong parents after nurses mixed up their identities.

 

To date it is unknown just how the mix up occurred, but the court ruled that the children will now be considered to have been adopted by the parents who brought them up.

 

Lawyers say that three of the parents agree and that “nobody is fighting” the ruling.

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